Puppy Start Right, Foundation Training for the Companion Dog
by: Kenneth Martin, DVM, DACVB and Debbie Martin BS, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
This 194-page photo-filled book is easy to read and understand. Written by a veterinarian and a certified dog trainer, it is scientifically accurate and up-to-date. It outlines developmental stages, puppy training, learning theory, and basic obedience training for the older dog as well. It is spiral bound which allows the reader to set it down and leave it open to any desired page while working with their dog or puppy.
It is available through www.veterinarybehavior.com and www.amazon.com. It is available as an e-book and a traditional paper book.
Puppy Socialization: What It Is and How to Do It
by Marge Rogers and Eileen Anderson
This is the only book of its kind and is one of Dr. Radosta’s top picks. Socialization is one of the most important times in a dog’s life. When handled correctly fear and anxiety become an afterthought. When handled incorrectly, dogs can become fearful anxious, and aggressive. This book will give you all that you need to know to help you get your puppy off to the right start. It is filled with color photos, simple-to-understand explanations, and links to videos demonstrating the concepts and techniques. It’s a must-read for all puppy pet parents, even those who have had puppies before.
It is available as an e-book and a traditional paper book on www.amazon.com.