Dog Behavior

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Dog Behavior Books and Webinars

Tawzer Dog Videos has a huge selection of books and webinars on dog behavior.  The videos include many recorded seminars by leading dog trainers and behaviorists.  

Dogwise is another great resource for dog books.

Here are a few “must reads” for anyone that wants to understand dog behavior.  There are many books available on dog behavior, but I recommend those that are science-based rather than some of the more popular dog trainer books.

Bradshaw, John.  2014.  Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet.  Basic Books.

Coppinger, Ray and Lorna.  2002.  Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution.  University of Chicago Press.  If you only read one book on dog behavior, I would recommend this one.

McConnell, Patricia.  2003.  The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs.  Ballentine Books.

Rugaas, Turid.  2005.  On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals.  Dogwise Publishing.  Many of lost or loose dogs become extremely fearful and understanding how to replicate calming behaviors can be instrumental in catching them quickly and safely.

Dog Behavior Webinars

Animal Behavior Associates offers moderately priced telecourses on both dog and cat behavior.

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers offers both free and moderately priced webinars.

ASPCA Professional offers a moderate selection of free recorded webinars on dog and cat behavior.


Feral Dog Blog and Global Wildlife Resources.  GWR offers a free training library and sells a Humane Box Trapping of Dogs video.

Also don’t forget to check out all the articles relating to lost dog behavior on the Lost Pet Research blog.

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