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The Top-Rated Dog Training Books Available on Amazon

Puppies are a lot of work, but a little bit of knowledge can go a long way. 

You just got a new puppy. Your shopping cart is full of food, treats, puppy pads, enzyme cleaner, and more. That list sounds like the majority of the basics, but there is one thing your puppy could benefit from, and that's a dog trainer. Obedience training can be expensive, so consider dog training books for a well-behaved dog.

Teaching your dog basic commands such as sit, stay, come, and heel are very important. When I'm walking dogs for my clients, it's important that the dog knows to stay or sit. I don't want them to try and run into the road while traffic is busy.

Dog owners, these basic commands could save your dog's life! It makes runs, hikes, and everyday activities easier and helps you keep an eye on your puppy. Check out the best dog training books available on Amazon. Training your new dog will be so much easier with these books.

Dog Training Books

1. Dog Training 101

Kyra Sundance says this book serves many purposes. You'll learn how to use positive training methods to teach your dog how to respect humans and animals, along with addressing your dog's fear and aggression.

Recommended for troubleshooting:

  • Room boundaries
  • Ruining furniture

2. How to Train a Puppy: The Beginner's Guide

Brandon White's book has a variety of goals. Do you struggle with basic commands? He offers a lesson on making commands useful without creating stress for your pet.

Recommended for troubleshooting:

  • Potty training
  • Separation anxiety

3. Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Brandon McMillan has years of experience with untrained shelter dogs. If you have recently rescued an adult dog with little to no training, I recommend McMillan's training techniques. You'll learn how to teach your dog seven common commands, such as: sit, stay, down, come, off, heel, and no.

Recommend for troubleshooting:

  • Common commands
  • Chewing

4. Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

Zak George makes training dogs look so easy! He offers help with choosing a dog, housetraining, tricks, and much more. Feel free also to check out his YouTube channel for more first-time dog parent tips!

Recommend for troubleshooting:

  • Basic training
  • Leash training

5. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond

The Dog Whisperer, AKA, Cesar Millan has you covered with plenty of tips and tricks in this dog book. From his TV show, Cesar's Way, and this book, Millan has a lot of knowledge to share with you. In this book, you'll learn how to correct canine behavior problems and how to housebreak your dog. It's a wonderful training manual for nutrition and vaccinations as well.f

Recommended for troubleshooting:

  • Aggressive dog behavior
  • Exercising your dog
  • Housebreaking

6. 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities

Kyra Sundance's step-by-step guide is a New York Times bestseller! Dog lovers choose this book for many reasons. There's easy to follow photos for each step, and you'll learn how funny tricks help you bond with your dog. You'll love this puppy training book.

?Recommended for troubleshooting:

  • Basic commands
  • Tricks
  • Puppy training

7. The Puppy Primer

This is a top choice for professional dog trainers everywhere. Patricia B. McConnell covers crate training, behavior, housetraining, and more. A customer called this book a life-changer.

Recommended for troubleshooting:

  • Positive reinforcement
  • Emotional control
  • Games

8. The Power of Positive Dog Training

Pat Miller is here to help you master the clicker method, along with improving the relationship between you and your pet. Learn how to react to your dog's body language and document your dog's progress with the diary included.

Helpful for troubleshooting:

  • Clicker method
  • Understanding your dog
  • Training terms

9. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right

Sophia Yin wants to help you train your dog to be well-socialized and polite. This is perfect for dog owners that plan to bring their dogs out in public frequently.

Recommended for troubleshooting:

  • Social skills
  • Potty training
  • Manners

10. Train Your Dog Like a Pro

Jean Donaldson provides beneficial training for teaching your dog essential behavior skills and tricks. Perfect for dogs at any stage in their lives.

Recommended for troubleshooting:

  • Advanced skills
  • Tricks

This post was originally published on January 21, 2020.

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