Suggested Reading List


"How Dogs Learn"
by Mary R. Burch Ph.D. & Jon S. Bailey6, Ph.D


"The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog"
by Terry Ryan


"Dogs Behaving Badly:
A to Z Guide To Understanding & Curing Behavioral Problems in Dogs"
by Nicholas Dodman


The Dog Who Loved Too Much
by Nicholas Dodman


"Good Owners, Great Dogs"

"Childproofing Your Dog"*
by Brian Kilcommons


Purely Positive Training: Companion to Competition
by Sheila Booth


"What All Good Dogs Should Know - The Sensible Way to Train"
by Jack Volhard and Melissa Bartlett


by Suzanne Clothier


"Why Does My Dog?"
by John Fisher


by Ian Dunbar


"Calming Signals"

by Turrid Rugaas


"The Other End of the Leash"
by Patricia McConnell PhD


Clicker Training for Obedience
by Morgan Spector

"Don't Shoot the Dog"
by Karen Pryor


"Clicker Training Start-up Kit"
By Karen Pryor


The Culture Clash
by Jean Donaldson


Excel-erated Learning
by Pamela J. Reid Ph.D.


Dogs are from Neptune
by Jean Donaldson


Perfect Puppy
by Gwen Bailey


So Your Dog's Not Lassie
by Betty Fisher & Suzanne Delzio


The Power of Positive Dog Training
by Pat Miller


Take a Bow-Wow,
Bow-Wow Take II and
the How of Bow-Wow
by Virginia Broitman and Sherri Lippman


for Canine Forensic Handlers


Bass, William M.
Human Osteology, A Laboratory and Field Guide
1995, Fourth Edition. Columbia: Missouri Archaeological Society

Morse, Dan Duncan, Jack Stoutamire, James
Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
1983, Tallahassee: Florida State University Foundation, Inc.

Spitz, Werner U. M.D.
Medicolegal Investigation of Death
1993, Third Edition. Springfield: Charles C Thomas

Weston, Paul B.and Wells,Kenneth M.and Hertoghe, Marlene
Criminal Evidence for Police
1995, Fourth Edition, Engelwood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Pryor, Karen
A Dog and a Dolphin 2.0
1996, North Bend, WA Sunshine Books




Bryson, Sandy. Police Dog Tactics. New York: McGraw Hill, 1996

Fogle, Bruce. The Dogís Mind. New York: Macmillan, 1990

Schroeder, Mark, and Charles Buck. Fire Weather. Boise: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1977
Agricultural Handbook 360

Tolhurst, Bill. The Police Textbook For Dog Handlers, Sanborn: Sharp Printing, 1991


Bamberger, Michelle.
Help!. New York: Howell Book House, 1993

Merck & Co. The Merck Veterinary Manual. Whitehouse Station: Merck & Co., 1998

Carlson, Delbert, and James Giffin. Dog Ownerís Home Veterinary Handbook. New York: Howell Book House, 1992

Faculty and Staff. Book of Dogs. Davis: University of California Davis, 1995

Evans, Howard. Millerís Anatomy of the Dog. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1993

Padgett, George. Control of Canine Genetic Diseases. New York: Howell Book House, 1998


Basic Training

A Classic! The Art of Raising a Puppy, by the Monks of New Skete, Little Brown & Company, March 1991, Hardcover

Civilizing Your Puppy, by Barbara J. Wrede, Barrons Educational Series, February 1997 Paperback,

Don't Shoot the Dog : The New Art of Teaching and Training. By Karen Pryor, Bantam Doubleday Dell, August 1999 

Good Dog, Bad Dog : Dog Training Made Easy, by Mordecai Siegal, Matthew Margolis, Henry Holt & Co, June 1991 Hardcover 

Mother Knows Best : The Natural Way to Train Your Dog, by Carol Lea Benjamin, Stephen Lennard, Howell Book House, May 1985, Hardcover 

Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence: A Positive Training Program, by Carol Lea Benjamin, published by Hungry Minds, Inc.,
October 1993 

Dog Psychology and Social Behavior

The Body Language and Emotion of Dogs : A Practical Guide to the Physical and Behavioral Displays Owners and Dogs Exchange and How to Use Themby Myrna M., D.V.M. Milani, Quill, October 1993, Paperback 

A Classic! Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog, by John Paul Scott, published by University of Chicago Press, February 1998, Paperback  


Pryor, Karen. Donít Shoot the Dog. New York: Bantam, 1984

Pryor, Karen. On Behavior. North Bend: Sunshine Books, 1995

Bauman, Diane L. Beyond Basic Dog Training, New York: Howell Book House, 1991

Askew, Henry. Treatment of Behavior Problems in Dogs and Cats, Austria: Blackwell Science, 1996

Overall, Karen. Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals, St. Louis: Mosby, 1997

Coren, Stanley. How to Speak Dog, New York: The Free Press, 2000


Nester, Eugene and C. Roberts and Nancy Pearsall and Denise Anderson and Martha Nester, Microbiology. Boston: Mcgraw Hill, 1998

Syrotuck, William. Scent and the Scenting Dog. Canastota: Arner Publications, 1972

Vroon, Piet. Smell the Secret Seducer. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994

Ackerman, Diane, A Natural History of the Senses, New York: Random House, 1990
ISBN 0-679-73566-6


American Rescue Dog Association.
Search and Rescue Dogs. New York: Howell Book House, 1991

Bryson, Sandy. Search Dog Training. Pacific Grove: Boxwood Press, 1984

Bulanda, Susan. Ready! The Training of the Search and Rescue Dog. Wilsonville: DORAL Publishing, 1994


Haglund, William, and Marcella Sorg.
Forensic Taphonomy. New York: CRC Press, 1997

Haglund, William, and Marcella Sorg. Advances in Forensic Taphonomy. New York: CRC Press, 2002

Killam, Edward. The Detection of Human Remains. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1990
ISBN 0-398-05662-

National Institute of Justice, National Guidelines for Death Investigation, Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1996
NCJ 167568

Rebmann, Andy and David, Edward and Sorg, Marcella. Cadaver Dog Handbook, Florida: CRC Press, 2000


Godwin, Grover, Criminal Psychology and Forensic Technology, Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2001
ISBN 0-8493-2358-4

Geberth, Vernon. Practical Homicide Investigation. NewYork: CRC Press, 1996

Fisher, Barry. Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2000


Presnall, Ed, and Christy Bergeon.
Component Training for Variable Surface Tracking. Katy: PawMark Press, 1998 

Rice, John, and Suzanne Clothier. Following Ghosts. Stanton: Flying Dog Press, 1996

Tweedie, Jan. On The Trail. Loveland: Alpine Publications, 1998

Appleton, Douglas. The Bloodhound Handbook. London: Love & Malcomson Ltd., 1960

Brey, Catherine & Reed, Lena. The Complete Bloodhound. New York: Howell Book House, 1978


Washburn, Alan R., Search and Detection, 4th edition, Maryland: Institute for Operations Research and the Management of Sciences, 2002

Stone, Lawrence D., Theory of Optimal Search, Virginia: ORSA Books, 1989

Assistance & Therapy Dogs

1.    Assistance Dog Providers in the United States : A Complete Guide to Finding a Guide, Hearing, or Service Dog, by Carla Stiverson 

2.    Bonnie Bergin's Guide to Bringing Out the Best in Your Dog: The Bonnie Bergin Method, by Bonnie Bergin, Robert A. McNally 

3.    Everyday Heroes : Extraordinary Dogs Among Us, by Sherry Bennett Warshauer, Betty White 

4.    Exceptional Lives : Special Education in Today's Schools (2nd Ed.), byAnn P. Turnbull (Editor) 

5.    The Good Shepherd : A Special Dog's Gift of Healing, by Jo Coudert 

6.    Leader Dogs for the Blind : For Whither Thou Goest, by Margaret Gibbs 

7.    Love on a Leash, by Liz Palika 

8.    Partners in Independence : A Success Story of Dogs and the Disabled, by Ed and Toni Eames 

9.    Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy, by Boris M. Levinson, Gerald P. Mallon 

10.                       Sound Friendships : The Story of Willa and Her Hearing Dog (Pennant Series), by Elizabeth Yates 

11.                       Therapy Dogs : Training Your Dog to Reach Others, by Kathy Diamond Davis 

12.                       Therapy Dogs : Training Your Dog to Reach Others, by Kathy Diamond

13.                       Pet-Oriented Child Psychotherapy, by Boris M. Levinson, Gerald P. Mallon




Training Agility Dogs

Excelling at Dog Agility: Book 1: Obstacle Training, by Jane Simmons-Moake, published by FlashPaws Productions, November 7, 1999, Hardcover 

Excelling at Dog Agility: Book 2: Sequence Training, by Jane Simmons-Moake, published by FlashPaws Productions, November

Introduction to Dog Agility by Margaret H. Bonham, published by Barrons Educational Series, October 2000, Paperback

Enjoying Dog Agility : From Backyard to Competition,   by Julie Daniels, published by Doral Publishing, March 2001, Paperback

Agility Training: The Fun Sport for All Dogs, by Jane Simmons-Moake. Howell Book House, 1992, Hardcover, ISBN: 0876054025

All About Agility, by Jacqueline F. O'Neil, November 1999, Paperback,

Excelling at Dog Agility: Book 1: Obstacle Training, by Jane Simmons-Moake, November 1999, Hardcover

Excelling at Dog Agility: Book 2: Sequence Training, by Jane Simmons-Moake, November 2000, Hardcover,

Introduction to Dog Agility, by Margaret H. Bonham, October 2000, Paperback,

Frisbie & Flyball Training

Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone, by Lonnie Olsen, August 1997, Paperback,



Sled Dog Racing

Fan's Guide to the Iditarod, by Mary H. Hood, Robert J. Berndt  
Published by Alpine Pubns, November 1,1996, 1 Ed, Hardcover, 412 pages

Iditarod Dreams: A Year in the Life of Alaskan Sled Dog Racer Deedee Jonrowe, by Lew Freedman, Deedee Jonrowe, Published by Epicenter Press, February 1,1995,

Mush: A Beginner's Manual of Sled Dog Training, by the Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers / Paperback / Published 1980.

Race Across Alaska : First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story, by Libby Riddles, Tim Jones, Published by Stackpole Books
March 1,1988, Paperback, 239 pages 

Therapy Dogs

Jenni's Journal : The Diary of a Therapy Dog, by Jenni Wait Dunn, published by 1stBooks Library, August 200, Paperback

Training Working Dogs

Australian Cattle Dogs : Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, Behavior, and Training (Complete Pet Owner's Manuals) by Richard Beauchamp, Published by Barrons Educational Series, May 1,1997, Paperback 

Herding Dogs : Progressive Training, by Vergil S. Holland
Howell Book House, December 1994, Hardcover 

Lessons from a Sheepdog, by Phillip Keller
Published by Word Books, May 1988, Hardcover 

Dog Tricks: New Tricks for Old Dogs, Old Tricks for New Dogs, by Arthur J. Haggerty and Carol Lea Benjamin, May 1996, Hardcover,

Protection & Schutzhund Dogs

The Home & Family Protection Dog : Selection and Training
By Karen Freeman Duet, George Duet. Howell Book House, 1993,

Home Dog : How to Train Your Dog to Obey and Protect You
By Richard A. Wolters, Published by E P Dutton, April 1,1988, Hardcover

Koehler Method of Guard Dog Training, by William R. Koehler, Howell Book House, June 1977, Hardcover 

Manstopper! : Training a Canine Guardian, by Joel McMains, Hungry Minds, Inc., February 1998 

Advanced Schutzhund, by Ivan Balabanov, Hungry Minds, Inc., June 1999

K9 Schutzhund Training: A Manual for Tracking, Obedience and Protection, by Resi Gerritson, Detselig Enterprises, October 2000

Schutzhund : Theory and Training Methods, by Susan Barwig, Stewart Hilliard, Howell Book House, February 1991, Hardcover 

Practical Scent Dog Training, by Lou Buttons, Alpine Pubns, March 1990

Ranch Dog: A Tribute to the Working Dog in the American West, by Marianne Murdock, Willow Creek Press, August 2000

Ready! The Training of the Search and Rescue Dog, by Susan Bulanda, Luana Luther, Doral Publishing, March 1995  

Search and Rescue Dogs : Training Methods, by American Rescue Dog Association, Howell Book House, July 1991, Hardcover

Hunting Training

Beagle Training Basics : The Care, Training and Hunting of the Beagle, by Bill Bennett, Doral Pub, March 1995, Hardcover 

Best Way to Train Your Gun Dog : The Delmar Smith Method
By Bill. Tarrant. David McKay Co, March 1984,

The Complete Guide to Bird Dog Training, by John R. Falk
Lyons & Burford, September 1994, Hardcover 
Expert Advice on Gun Dog Training, by David Michael Duffey, New Win Pub, December 1985, Hardcover 

Gun Dogs (Master Training Series), by John R. Falk, Voyageur Press, May 1,1997, Hardcover 

Gun Dog Training : New Strategies from Today's Top Trainers
By Bill Tarrant. Voyageur Press, October 1,1996,

Gun-Dog Training : Spaniels and Retrievers, by Kenneth C.
Roebuck. Stackpole Books, September 1,1982, Hardcover, 192 pages
Gun-Dog Training Pointing Dogs, by Kenneth C. Roebuck
Published by Stackpole Books, October 1,1983, Hardcover 

Problem Gun Dogs : How to Identify and Correct Their Faults,
by Bill Tarrant. Stackpole Books, September 1,1992, Hardcover
Speed Train Your Own Bird Dog, by Larry Mueller, Stackpole Books, April 1990, Paperback


Training Terriers & Earth Dogs

Dig in : Earthdog Training Made Easy, by Mario Migliorini
Howell Book House, March 1997, Hardcover 

Earthdog Ins and Outs : Guiding Natural Instincts for Success in Earthdog Tests and Den Trials, written and published by Jo Ann Frier Murza, November 1998