If you’ve ever owned a dog for the first time in your life, you’ll know that having a pet is a lot of work. You’ll also recall the feeling of getting this beautiful little animal and panicking a little in your mind when you realize you have no idea how to take care of it.
It’s kind of like a baby. It’s an adorable little thing that people don’t think needs a lot. However, babies need a lot of attention and resources. Most important though is realizing that you need to know so many things in order to take care of them.
Whether it’s babies or animals, the knowledge that you need to take care of them can be taken from the books that experts before us have written. Many different books cover different aspects.
Let’s check out some of the best books on dog training.
How to Raise the Perfect Dog
The first book we’ll look at is called How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond. Right off the bat, you know this books is going to be good just because Cesar Millan – the dog whisperer – wrote it.
If you are a dog trainer or enthusiast, and have seen the Dog Whisperer show, then you know that Millan is the real deal. He understands dogs on another level and knows how to apply his knowledge into practice.
This is a good book to pick up for trainers who are considered beginners. It isn’t that long a book, but it covers training plans from when your dogs are puppies up until their senior years. It is a good simple read that spans a dog’s lifetime.
Perfect Puppy in 7 Days
The next book we’ll look at is called Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Is it possible to train a puppy so well in a week’s time, and have what they learn there reverberate throughout the dog’s lifespan? As the book name suggests, it is possible.
This book is an interesting read that allows you to accurately apply this knowledge to your dogs. This is primarily because this book is illustration-heavy and full of photos that you can follow.
These photos will allow you to raise a polite and trained dog in seven days.
Training the Best Dog Ever
The last book is called Training the Best Dog Ever. It was written by Larry Kay and Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, trainers of ex-President Obama’s dog.
Unlike the previous book, this one is more laid back but also more detailed. It outlines a training program that spans five years. By the end, you’ll have a dog worthy of a president.