Recommended Reading

Dog Training Books

  • The Power of Positive Training, Patricia Miller
  • The Culture Clash, Jean Donaldson
  • How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks, Ian Dunbar
  • Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor

Understanding Dog Behaviour

  • The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Excel-erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them, Pamela J. Reid PhD
  • The Other End of the Leash, Patricia McConnell, PhD


  • Biting, Barking, Lunging, Growling, Cheryl Smith
  • Dogs Are From Neptune, Jean Donaldson

Cognitive Ethology

  • Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues, Reflections on Redecorating Nature, Marc Bekoff
  • Species of Mind, the Philosophy and Biology of Cognitive Ethology, Colin Allen & Marc Bekoff
  • Animal Minds, Donald R. Griffin
  • Animal Thinking, Donald R. Griffin
  • Animal Minds, Beyond Cognition to Consciousness, Donald R. Griffin

Animal Structure

  • The Priority of Breed Type in the Rottweiler, Steve Wolfson
  • Animal Structure and Function, Donald R. Griffin
  • Dogsteps: A New Look, Rachael Page Elliot
  • Dogsteps: DVD, Rachael Page Elliot
  • Canine Cineradiography DVD: A Study Of Bone And Joint Motion As Seen Through Moving X-Rays, Rachael Page Elliot


  • Ishmael, Daniel Quinn

Philosophy of Mind

  • The Chinese Room Argument, John Searle
  • Freedom and Neurobiology: Reflections on Free Will, Language, and Political Power, John Searle


  • Dogtionary: Meaningful Portraits of Dogs, Sharon Montrose
  • Body Mind Mastery, Dan Millman


  • Carl’s Birthday, Alexandra Day
  • Carl Goes Shopping, Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Christmas, Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Afternoon in the Park, Alexandra Day
  • Carl’s Masquerade, Alexandra Day
  • Carl Goes to Daycare, Alexandra Day
  • Walter the Farting Dog, William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray
  • Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak