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Dog Training Resources: Books, Podcasts & More

Training your dog can be a challenging but rewarding experience, and having access to reliable resources can make all the difference.

Whether you're a first-time dog owner or a seasoned trainer, there are a wealth of dog training books available that can help you develop a deeper understanding of your furry friend and hone your training skills.

In this list, I've compiled some of my top picks for dog training books, online learning resources and podcasts. Whether you're looking to troubleshoot specific behavior issues or simply deepen your bond with your dog, I hope these recommendations will help guide you on your training journey.

My Favorite Dog Training & Behavior Books

-Kim Brophey

-Allie Bender and Emily Strong

-Patricia McConnell

-Patricia McConnell

-Brenda Aloff

-Karen Pyror

-Ed Yong

-Frans de Waal

Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 (Here's a free PDF of BAT basics)

-Grisha Stewart

-Kathy Sdao

-Jean Donaldson

Organizations with Online Resources & Education​

Fear Free Happy Homes


Pet Professional Guild

Companion Animal Solutions Blog

Canine Arthritis Management

Online Learning from Trusted Dog Trainers & Behavior Consultants​

Patricia McConnell

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

Grisha Stewart Academy

The Play Way - Dr. Amy Cook

Michael Shikashio CDBC

My Favorite Podcasts

Podcast Episodes I Love

The Ted Interview: Ed Yong on how animal senses reveal the world around us

Animal Training Academy: Kim Brophey - 'Meet Your Dog'

Fenzi Dog Sports: Kathy Sdao - "Living a LIMA Life"

Disorderly Dogs: Normalizing Imperfect Dogs w/ Christie Catan

Drinking From the Toilet: Reactive Behavior with Grisha Stewart

The Paws & Reward Podcast: Andrew Hale & Emotional Awareness

Time spent learning is never a waste of time


About the Author: Ashley Diaz is a dedicated pet owner and animal lover with over 10 years of experience providing professional pet care. With certifications in applied animal behavior & training, she shares her knowledge and insights on pet ownership, behavior, and welfare in her blog. Outside of her work with animals, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, practicing yoga and playing the piano.


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