If you’ve been meaning to give your dog-loving friends some extra love this Christmas season, surprising them with dog training books might be a great idea. With the number of books you can find online, it’s hard to narrow dog training books down to just the best titles. But worry not! We’ve curated some of the most well-reviewed and well-rated dog training books available on Amazon. Choose a book from our list and make your friend’s heart swell with happiness!
21 Present-Worthy Dog Training Books This Christmas
1.?Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training the Crazy Dog from Over the Top to Under Control
$9.99 | 4.5/5 Stars in Amazon
This book is specially made for canine owners with very hyper dogs. Author?Laura VanArendonk Baugh outlines practical behavioral principles one can apply to training a pup.
2.?How to Be Your Dog?s Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners
$7 (Paperback) | $20 (Hard cover) | 4.5/5 Stars in Amazon
This book contains expert dog training advice from New Skete Monks who have been training German Shepherds at their monastery in New York for 20 years. If you have a friend with a German Shepherd, this is definitely the perfect gift!
3.?Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog ? the Navy SEAL Way
$11 (Paperback) | $12 (Hard cover) | 4.5/5 Stars in Amazon
This New York Times bestseller applies the use of military principles to gaining your dog’s trust. A product of 15 years of dog training experience, author Mike Ritland details everything a dog owner must know to succeed at training their dogs.
4.?The Power of Positive Dog Training
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$16 (Paperback) | $21 (Hard cover) | 4.5/5 Stars in Amazon
Renowned dog trainer Pat Miller lays out a six-week-step-by-step dog training program in this book with positive reinforcement at its core. This book is loaded with information on the importance of appropriate reaction to a dog’s non-verbal cues and so much more.
5.?Dog Training: Complete Guide to Training Your Dog or Puppy to Be Obedient and Well Behaved
$15 (Paperback) | $36 (Hard cover) | 3.6/5 Stars in Amazon
If you have a friend who wants to know how to train puppies, this?detailed book shares useful dog training techniques, strategies, and requirements.
6.?Dog Training For Dummies
$14 (Paperback) | $52 (Hard cover) | 4.1/5 Stars in Amazon
This installment in the “For Dummies” book series is suited for first-time pet parents. You can give this to a friend who’s planning on taking home a puppy this holiday season.
7.?Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals
$9 (Paperback) | $9 (Kindle) | 4.5/5 Stars in Amazon
A book written by the founder of clicker training herself, this material delves a little deeper into the canine brain. Pryor explains the science behind clicker training and explains why it’s effective.
8.?Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right
$20 (Paperback) | $10 (Kindle) | 4.5/5 Stars in Amazon
This veterinarian-authored book tackles puppy training during the first seven days after a pup is brought into their new home. With its detailed positive dog training program, this is a perfect read for future pet-parents who want to form a stronger bond with their dogs.
9.?Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement
$13 (Paperback) | $10 (Kindle) | 4.3/5 Stars in Amazon
Written by the trainer of Barrack Obama’s dog, this book explains how positive reinforcement can lead to a happy and well-behaved dog.
10.?Puppy Sleep Training: The Exhausted Puppy Owner’s Nighttime Survival Guide
$6 (Kindle) | 4.4/5 Stars in Amazon
Sleepless nights due to your doggo’s barking and crying? This book tries to address this issue. This is a book all about puppies and the intricacies of canine sleep that can help new owner’s turn their nightmares to precious dreams.
11.?Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog
$12 (Hardcover) | $10 (Kindle) | 4.1/5 Stars in Amazon
For your friends or relatives who are planning on adopting a puppy, this book will be great help. It looks at an underrepresented aspect of owning a dog ? preparing fur parents before the puppy even joins them in their home. Ian Dunbar gives a solid foundation on how owners’?behavior can influence their pets from the very start.
12.?The Art of Raising a Puppy
$18 (Paperback) | $19 (Hardcover) | 4.6/5 Stars in Amazon
Another noteworthy book by The Monks of New Skete that includes information every dog owner?needs to know to train a well-behaved dog. Topics covered involve basic commands, health and even the impact of urban life on a dog’s development.
13.?12 Terrible Dog Training Mistakes Owners Make That Ruin Their Dog?s Behavior?And How to Avoid Them
$15 (Paperback) | $7 (Kindle) | 4.1/5 Stars in Amazon
Certified applied animal behaviorist?Dr. Suzzane Hetts teaches how to avoid common behavior correction mistakes in this book. Packed with insights and dog training myth busting information, this is a book that will change how you look at dog training.
14.?The Dog Listener: Learn How to Communicate with Your Dog for Willing Cooperation
$11 (Paperback) | $8 (Kindle) | 4.4/5 Stars in Amazon
This is a book that uses a more advanced and unique approach to dog training. It serves as a manual on how to establish modes of communication with your dog that can make them cooperate better in your training.
15.?The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
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$13 (Paperback) | $ 26 (Hardcover) | 4.7/5 Stars in Amazon
Animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell explores how human interaction with canines can affect the relationship between the owner and the pet in this book. Included in this book is a guide that shows how humans should behave to have better interactions with their dogs.
16.?Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
$12 (Paperback) | $ 10 (Kindle) | 4.4/5 Stars in Amazon
This work of contributors from American College of Veterinary Behaviorists delves heavily into understanding a dog’s body language, psychology, and behavior.
17.?Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog
$12 (Paperback) |?4.6/5 Stars in Amazon
Branda Aloff tries to help fur-parents understand their dog’s non-verbal language through a collection of photos in this book. The material contains photos with descriptions of human to canine and dog to dog interactions.
18.?The Midnight Dog Walkers: Positive Training and Practical Advice for Living with Reactive and Aggressive Dogs
$12 (Paperback) | $ 10 (Kindle) | 4.5/5 Stars in Amazon
For friends challenged by raising reactive or aggressive dogs, this book could be a godsend. Annie Phenix teaches how to train dogs with this kind of behavior without causing escalation.
19.?Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
$9 (Paperback) | $ 9 (Kindle) | 4.4/5 Stars in Amazon
Written by?Cesar Millan of National Geographic Channel’s?The Dog Whisperer, this book guides dog owners using examples from puppies Millan raised himself.
20.?The Puppy Primer
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$14 (Paperback) | $10 (Kindle) | 4.6/5 Stars in Amazon
This is the ultimate puppy training guidebook providing the reader and mixing a bit of humor into its simple-to-digest positive reinforcement hacks and other training tips and tricks.
21.?Dog University: A Training Program to Develop Advanced Skills with Your Dog
$20 Paperback | 4.8/5 Stars in Amazon
If you know someone who likes to take his or her dog’s training to another level, this book is perfect! Packed with expert training techniques, the author guides the reader through the book with the use of easy to understand lesson plans.
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Make your dog-loving friends love you too when you give them any of the books we mentioned above. May this list help you find the perfect present to give this season!
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