Suggested Reading

SHELTIE TALK, By: Betty Jo McKinney (Author) , Barbara Hagen Rieseberg

Sheltie talk

Our best known, best selling breed book—truly the Sheltie owners’ “bible.” Absolutely thorough coverage of the breed from selection to breeding and showing. Don’t be one of the few Sheltie owners without it!

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THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH, Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
by Patricia McConnell

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years of experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends…
The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication.

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THE CAUTIOUS CANINE, – How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears
by Patricia B. McConnell

So many behavioral problems in dogs result from fear, but fear-based problems can become worse if treated incorrectly. This booklet provides a step-by-step dog training program of desensitizing and counter classical conditioning. It can help you solve minor dog problems and prevent serious ones, whether your dog’s fears include the vacuum cleaner, people with hats, or the stranger at the door. Covered are the oh-so-important details related to identifying exactly what triggers your dog, creating a step-by-step treatment plan, monitoring your progress, and why you need to treat the fear and not just your dog’s reaction to the fear. This booklet is on the “Top- Ten” of Dogwise’s Dog Training Book Catalog, and has helped thousands of dogs and their owners around the country.

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FEELING OUTNUMBERED? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household
by Karen B. London Ph.D. , Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.

Including an entirely new section on leash-walking multiple dogs, this dog training booklet has received rave reviews from people living with more than one dog. Written with Patricia McConnell and Karen London’s extensive knowledge of both theory and practicality, (not to mention their sense of humor), it provides clear and workable ideas to make living with a pack of dogs fun and fulfilling. This is a great resource if you’re looking for some dog training tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home, or wondering how in the world you’ll manage the entire pack for a walk around the neighborhood.

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PLAY TOGETHER, STAY TOGETHER, Happy, Healthy Play Between People & Dogs

by Karen B. London Ph.D. , Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.

Front CoverPlay is fun, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just goofy or frivolous. Play is powerful stuff, and it has a profound influence on your relationship with your dog. This engagingly written booklet shows how play can enhance your relationship with your dog, improve your dog’s responsiveness, and provide your dog with the mental and physical exercise he or she needs. Inside is up-to-date research on how to tell your dog you want to play (most of us aren’t very good at it!), some charming tricks and games to wow your friends, and an important section on how not to play with your dog. If you’d like a happier, more responsive dog with a closer relationship, then this is for you.

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KAREN PRYOR’S CLICKER TRAINING START-UP KIT  by Karen Pryor

Karen Pryor, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs KitKaren Pryor’s “Don’t Shoot the Dog” revolutionized dog training.  Now you can learn how to use operant conditioning to shape behavior in dogs, cats, other creatures; then get Karen’s Start-Up Kit, which is a great (and inexpensive) introduction to clicker training. The kit includes Clicker Training for Dogs booklet which explains how dolphin training and dog training use the same principles, clicker training instructions for basic obedience, 2 clickers and a copy of Don’t Shoot The Dog News.

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THE DIARY OF LUCY BLUE, A Puppy Mill Survivor’s Story   by Janice Mitchell

Lucy BlueJanice Mitchell’s book is a touching diary of how a small Sheltie grew from a fearful, abused puppy mill machine into a loving and wonderful pet through the love and patience of an adoring owner. Mitchell helped rescue Lucy Blue from the puppy mill and wanted to help the poor little Sheltie-girl who was so timid she hid from everyone. Slowly Lucy Blue comes out of her protective shell, exploring the world, playing for the first time, and progressing into a weenie-aholic. By the end of the book, Lucy Blue allows strangers to pet her, her coat is shiny and bright from good food and exercise. She sits on her human mother’s lap and bonds with her new family instead of cowering behind the couch or remaining in a crate. The story is truly a miracle of love and brings tears to reader’s eyes.

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MOLLIE’S TAIL – To Mollie with Love  by Ellen Gilman

Sherry first met Mollie, a healthy, four-year-old sheltie, when she was contacted by her veterinarian and childhood friend. Mollie was scheduled to be euthanized because her owners had requested it- Mollie simply “wouldn’t listen to them”-but the vet was horrified by their request and decided to find Mollie a new home. She knew of Sherry’s love for the breed and hoped the family would adopt Mollie. Sherry was reluctant-she was starting a new job and wasn’t sure she’d have time for another dog-but Mollie’s initial reaction to their meeting was unusual and unexpected…and she won over Sherry’s heart and earned a special place in their family.

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ROB’S 50 FUNNY SHELTIE CARTOONS  by Rob Middleton

Rob has truly captured the quirky personality traits of this beautiful breed and converted them into intelligent cartoons that will tickle you pink. From the Sheltie smile, to “mini Lassie” comments, to smarty pants Shelties – you’ll be sure to recognize these quirks in your own darling Sheltie.
See more at: Sheltie Planet

 

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