narrative-794978_960_720These are the books that have the 4dogsandalittlelady seal of approval.  Any one of them is a treasure trove of information that will bring you closer to your pup and help you to understand them better while teaching you how to train them effectively using positive reinforcement.  If you have suggestions for books that should be included on the list, please email us at with the title  and why it should be included!  Thank you.



General Training and Advice

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Dr. Sophia Yin

Positive Perspectives 1 & 2 by Pat Miller

The Power of Positive Training by Pat Miller

Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor

Excel-Erated Learning by Pamela J. Reid

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell

For the Love of a Dog by Patricia McConnell

Train Your Dog Positively by Victoria Stilwell

Bones Would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier

Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor

Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs by Karen Pryor

Decoding Your Dog by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Plenty in Life is Free by Kathy Sdao

Click for Joy by Melissa Alexander

The Dog Whisperer by Paul Owens

Positive Reinforcement: Training Dogs in the Real World by Brenda Aloff

Oh Behave! by Jean Donaldson

Feeling Outnumbered? by Patricia McConnell and Karen London

Puppy Help

The Puppy Primer by Karen London and Patricia McConnell

Before and After Getting Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar

Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Dr. Sophia Yin

The Puppy Whisperer by Paul Owens


On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

Canine Body Language by Brenda Aloff

Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin


Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt

The Cautious Canine: How to Help Dogs Conquer their Fears by Patricia McConnell

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out by Laura VonArendonk Baugh

Scaredy Dog by Ali Brown

Separation Anxiety

I’ll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety by Patricia McConnell

Don’t Leave Me! Step by Step Guide for your Dog’s Separation Anxiety by Nicole Wilde


Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash Reactive Dog by Patricia McConnell

Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog by Emma Parsons

Fight! by Jean Donaldson

Do Over Dogs by Pat Miller

How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong by Pam Dennison

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

Chill Out Fido! by Nan Arthur

Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff

Resource Guarding

Mine! by Jean Donaldson