Recommended Reading

Want to learn more about positive training? Here are some wonderful resources for learning about training and behavior.


Behavior and Training, non-species specific

Don’t Shoot The Dog by Karen Pryor (the original positive training handbook!)

What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage by Amy Sutherland



The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller

When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs by Jane Killion

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

Bonding With Your Dog by Victoria Schade

Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt

Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program by Leslie McDevitt (not just for puppies!)

Whole Dog Journal (magazine)

The Bark (magazine)



Getting Started: Clicker Training for Birds by Melinda Johnson

The Bird School by Ann Castro

Good Bird! by Barbara Heidenreich

Training Your Parrot For the Veterinary Exam (DVD) by Barbara Heidenreich

Good Bird! Magazine



Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats by Karen Pryor

Naughty No More! by Marilyn Krieger