We all tend to focus on training - and rightfully so - especially when it comes to working and performance dogs. But let's not forget that providing the right type of care and conditioning for these dogs is important as well. This is a subject area in which our selection has expanded with some good books to go along with some older favorites. Here are some titles to consider to make sure your dog is getting his needs attended to beyond training:
This eBook defines and demystifies the most important thing you can do for your puppy: socialization. The authors don't just tell you what you need to know about socialization. They show you with dozens of photographs and exclusive linked videos (a live internet connection is needed to view the videos). These real-life examples of socialization show you what to do when things go well and when they don't go so well.
You'll learn fundamental concepts of dog training such as the three ways to build any new behavior, how to train effectively with positive reinforcement, how to attach a cue to any behavior, how to level up the difficulty on your dog's skills and all the techniques you'll need to train a totally new trick from scratch without a recipe holding your hand.
Succeeding in Public Access Work is the subject of Jennifer Cattet’s new book, which is especially important given some of the controversies surrounding poorly or un-trained service dogs being brought into public areas. Jennifer prepares you and your dog to meet the standards of the Public Access Test developed by Assistance Dogs International.
Designed for those who want easy to read, common sense guidance on feeding for maximum health, low cost and low environmental impact. Inspired by the observation that dogs and cats fed their natural whole food diet are far healthier than when fed cooked and processed foods. Pick up a copy today for only $24.95.