Recommended Reading


Learning and Behavior by Paul Chance
Physiology of Behavior (11th Edition) by Neil Carlson
Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor
Clinical Behavioral Medicine For Small Animals by Karen Overall
Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, Tenth Edition by John Alcock
Measuring Behaviour: An Introductory Guide by Paul Martin and Patrick Bateson
The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World by Susan M. Schneider
Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality (DVD, 2nd Ed.) by Robert Sapolsky

Dog Division

Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Vol. 1: Adaptation and Learning by Steven R. Lindsay
Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Vol. 2: Etiology and Assessment of Behavior Problems by Steven R. Lindsay
Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Vol. 3: Procedures and Protocols by Steven R. Lindsay
Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 3eby Gary Landsberg and Wayne Hunthausen
How Dogs Learn (Howell reference books) by Mary Burch, PhD and Jon S. Bailey, PhD
Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them by Pamela Reid
Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution by Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger
Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition (Oxford Biology) by Adam Miklosi

Cat Division

AAFP Feline Behavior Guidelines
Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 3e by Gary Landsberg and Wayne Hunthausen
The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour by Dennis C. Turner & Patrick Bateson, Eds.
The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat by John W.S. Bradshaw 2nd edition
Feline Behavior, 2e by Bonnie Beaver
BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine (BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association) by Debra Horwitz and Daniel Mills
Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists (Houpt, Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists) by Katherine Houpt

Parrot Division

Manual of Parrot Behavior by Andrew Luescher
Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots by Barbara Heidenreich
Behavior of Exotic Pets by Valerie Tynes

Horse Division

Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists, 2e by Paul McGreevy
The Equid Ethogram: A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior by Sue McDonnell
The Horse's Mind by Lucy Rees
Equine Welfare by Marthe Kiley-Worthington
Knowing Your Horse: A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and Behaviour by Emma Lethbridge
The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses: A Positive Approach to Training Equines and Understanding Them by Ben Hart
Equine Behaviour: Principles & Practice by D. Mills and K. Nankervis
Behavior Modification for Horses by Patti Dammier and Wendy Peabody
The Mind of the Horseby Michel-Antoine Leblanc

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