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11th December 2007, 07:01 AM
i not sure if this is the correct forum. could you recommend some books for me please?

never had a dog before and i find it easier to read books than absorb information from the net.

thanks in advance

Cathy Moon
11th December 2007, 12:29 PM
Wow, that's wonderful that you're reading BEFORE you get a dog. :D

I recommend ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual by Bruce Fogle, DVM (The ultimate illustrated guide to caring for your dog)

For training and behavior, these authors are great:
Ian Dunbar
Melissa Alexander "Click for Joy!"
Patricia McConnell
Jean Donaldson

11th December 2007, 12:41 PM
Turid Rugaas for understanding your dog's body language.

Karen Pryor for training.

19th December 2007, 11:43 AM
The basic guides to owning and training a puppy/dog by Dr Ian Dunbar. This is an excellent basic manual (any of his basic books). I just posted a link in anotherthread to the book on Amazon in the UK. Dogwise.com and sitstay.com also carry them.

19th December 2007, 01:54 PM
Karlin i am having a blonde moment, could you post the link here to please?

20th December 2007, 07:19 AM
Although I haven't read it yet, I've heard nothing but good about Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt. It's my next book to buy.

Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson is one book I never seem to get tired of and is my favorite. I have read it 4 times and every time I read it I learn something new.