Suggested Reading for Keeshond Lovers:
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  • The New Complete Keeshond, by Ron and Carol Cash and Mary Alice Smiley. A history of the breed and well-known dogs, as well as practical information on selecting a puppy, grooming, and training.
    Out of Print--Limited Availability
    Puppy Primers:
  • The Perfect Puppy, by Gwen Bailey. Great book that uses all positives for getting your puppy off to the right start. Amazon Price $13.97
  • What All Good Dogs Should Know, by Jack Volhard & Melissa Barlett. A great value: great illustrations and simple-to-use techniques for teaching your puppy basic manners. Amazon Price $8.00
  • How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With, by Rutherford & Neil. Another excellent value, covering everything to get your puppy started right. Amazon Price $11.95
The Rescue or Second-Hand Dog:

Second Hand Dog, by Carol Benjamin. Excellent book if you are working with a dog who has been adopted. approx $6.95

Second Start: Creative Rehoming for Dogs, by O'Neil. Excellent advice on adopting a retired "career" dog. Out of Print--Limited Availability

Psychology and Behavior:

  • Don't Shoot the Dog, by Karen Pryor - This book revolutionized dog training, turning dog trainers on to the clicker method of shaping desirable behavior. Amazon Price $10.47

  • Behavior Problems in Dogs, by William Campbell. Good advice on a number of "drive-you-crazy" problems. Amazon Price $17.47

  • Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence : A Positive Training Program, by Carol Lea Benjamin. Practical advice on getting through your dog's teen-age time, when he challenges you at every turn. Amazon Price $14.00

  • Help! My Dog has an Attitude, by Gwen Bohenkamp. Prevention and treatment of temperament problems in the pet dog. Amazon Price $17.95

  • Think Dog! by John Fisher. The positive approach to problem behavior. An excellent guide to understanding dog psychology. Amazon Price $11.16

  • The Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson. The best-selling training and behavior book for the serious trainer today. Scientific but understandable lessons on operant conditioning. Amazon Price $14.36

  • Dogs are from Neptune, by Jean Donaldson. Methods for understanding and solving serious behavior problems, i.e. dog-on-dog and dog-on-people aggression. Uses real-life studies. Amazon Price $16.95

  • Excel-erated Learning, by Pamela Reid. An excellent companion to the Donaldson books. Explains canine learning patterns and how best to teach them. Amazon Price $13.56

Your Child and Your Dog:

  • Child-Proofing Your Dog, by Brian Kilcommons. Read this before the baby and/or the dog arrives! Amazon Price $9.99

Competition Obedience Books:

  • Clicker Training for Obedience, by Morgan Spector. An excellent book for those interested in competitive obedience who use the clicker method of training. Amazon Price $29.95
  • Purely Positive Training Companion to Competition, by Sheila Booth. Positive methods for competition obedience. Great for those not ready for clicker training.