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A good book on training, or website

Hi guys,
I just started looking into breeders, and in the meantime I wanted to start reading up on early training. Information on how to establish a proper pack order in the house, house training and early basic obedience.
Does anyone have a book or website they would recommend?


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My breeder recommended this book while I was waiting for my pup...I read it while I waited, then read it again! It may not address everything you need, but covers so much, and worth every penny.
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Big fan of Grisha Stewart's newest book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Official-Ahimsa-Training-Manual/dp/1478176415/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358172378&sr=8-1&keywords=ahimsa+dog+training+manual

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Lots of good stuff on their Training Textbook page too: Dog Training Digital Textbook | Dog Star Daily

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Not really training website but good resource for problems in the future.

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Specifically the Michael Ellis videos. They have a new (re-shot) version of the "Training Dogs with Food" video and it's really good. Much better than the old one and it really goes into the "why's" of his method.
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Hi guys,
I just started looking into breeders, and in the meantime I wanted to start reading up on early training. Information on how to establish a proper pack order in the house, house training and early basic obedience.
Does anyone have a book or website they would recommend?
It's great that you want to start learning!!

First I would recommend you toss out the whole "pack order" baloney. People are not dogs and dogs are not people. People cannot be part of a dog pack. We do not have the abilities to communicate the way dogs do. We can't curl our lips, we can't raise the hair on our backs (not that I HAVE any hair on my back ), we can't move our ears and we can't possibly convey the amount of information dogs do with just their eyes.

I would think in terms of having an obedient dog - period.

Having said that, I highly recommend Suzanne Clothier's book "Bones Would Rain From the Sky".

Also, read all the articles on her website: Suzanne Clothier | Relationship Centered Dog Training

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