Joan's Book List

Training and Behavior

Dog Behavior

Operant Conditioning and Clicker Training

General Training

Specific Behavior Problems


Specific Sports Training

Note: I deleted my agility training recommendations as I felt they were a bit out of date.



    About Tracking Dog Training
    by Betty Mueller
    HIGHLY recommended

    About Tracklaying
    by Betty Mueller

    Following Ghosts
    John W. Rice & Suzanne Clothier

    Tracking From the Beginning
    Gary Patterson

    Tracking From the Ground Up
    Sandy Gantz and Susan Boyd

    Enthusiastic Tracking
    William "Sil" Sanders

    Tracking Dogs - Theory and Method
    Glen Johnson

    Scent and the Scenting Dog
    William Syrotuck

    The Audible Nose
    Judi Adler

Handling Ring Nerves

Structure, Jumping, Conditioning

    Jumping from A to Z
    M. Christine Zink DVM, Ph.D. & Julie Daniels

    Peak Performance: Coaching The Canine Athlete
    Christine Zink

    The New Dogsteps
    Rachel Page Elliott

    The Clothier Natural Jumping Method
    Suzanne Clothier


Health and Diet

    Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs
    Lew Olson

    Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet
    Kymythy Schultze

    The Barf Diet
    Dr. Ian Billinghurst

    Give Your Dog A Bone
    Dr. Ian Billinghurst

    Grow Your Pups With Bones
    Dr. Ian Billinghurst

    The Holistic Guide For a Healthy Dog
    Wendy Volhard
    Kerry Brown, DVM

    Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
    Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M, Ph.D.
    Susan Hubble Pitcairn

    Dogs, Diet and Disease
    An Owner's Guide to Diabetes Mellitus, Pancreatitis, Cushing's Disease, and More

    Caroline D. Levin RN
    Available from

    Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs
    Don Hamilton

    The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats
    Diane Stein

    Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats
    Diane Stein


    Molecules of Emotion
    Candice Pert

    The Biology of Belief
    Bruce H. Lipton

    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    Robert M. Sapolsky

    A User's Guide to the Brain
    John J. Ratey

    In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
    Michael Pollan

    Vibrational Medicine
    Richard Gerbet M.D.

Australian Shepherds

    The Australian Shepherd Champion of Versatility
    Liz Palika

    All About Aussies
    Jeanne Joy Hartnagle