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Books by VCA members

Books specific to the Vizsla

  • Gay Gottlieb. The Complete Vizsla
  • Ernest Hart. Vizslas
  • Chris Pinney DVM. Vizslas (Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)
  • Robert White, Renee Loew & Patricia Peters. Vizsla

Early Puppyhood

  • Teoti Anderson. Quick & Easy Crate Training
  • Ian Dunbar. Before & After Getting Your Puppy
  • Pat Hastings & Erin Ann Rouse. Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development
  • Deb Jones & Judy Keller. Focused Puppy
  • Patricia McConnell & Brenda Skidmore. Puppy Primer (2nd Edition)
  • Paul Owens & Terrence Cranendonk. The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non-Violent Guide to Early Training and Care
  • Leslie Nelson & Gail Pivar. Taking Care of Puppy Business
  • Colleen Pelar. Living with Kids And Dogs... Without Losing Your Mind
  • Pia Silvani & Lynn Eckhardt. Raising Puppies and Kids Together: A Guide for Parents
  • Ultimate Puppy

Basic Training

  • Andrea Arden. Dog Friendly Dog Training
  • Sheila Booth. Purely Positive Training: Companion to Competition
  • Mary Burch. Citizen Canine: The Essential Skills Every Well-Mannered Dog Should Know
  • Kathie Crompton. Dogs Made Easy
  • Pamela Dennison. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training
  • Ian Dunbar. How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks
  • Gail Fisher. The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training
  • Trish King. Parenting Your Dog
  • Patricia McConnell. Family Friendly Dog Training
  • Pat Miller. Power of Positive Dog Training (2nd Edition)
  • Pat Miller. Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train your Dog
  • Paul Owens. The Dog Whisperer (2nd Edition)-- *this book is not the one written by Cesar Millan*
  • Karen Pryor. Don't Shoot the Dog
  • Joel Walton. Positive Puppy Training Works

Learning Dog Language/Understanding Dog Behavior

  • Brenda Aloff. Canine Body Language
  • Brenda Aloff. Get Connected With Your Dog
  • Mark Bekoff. The Emotional Lives of Animals
  • Janis Bradley. Dogs Bite: But Balloons And Slippers Are More Dangerous
  • Stephen Budiansky. The Truth About Dogs
  • Mary Burch & Jon Bailey. How Dogs Learn
  • Suzanne Clothier. Bones Would Rain From the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs
  • Stanley Coren. How Dogs Think
  • Stanley Coren. How to Speak Dog
  • Vilmos Csanyi. If Dogs Could Talk
  • Jean Donaldson. Culture Clash
  • Temple Grandin. Animals in Translation
  • Temple Grandin. Thinking in Pictures
  • Alexandra Horowitz. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know
  • Patricia McConnell. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
  • Patricia McConnell. For the Love of a Dog
  • Karen Pryor. Don't Shoot the Dog
  • Turid Rugaas. On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals
  • Terry Ryan: The Toolbox For Building A Great Family Dog
  • Sue Sternberg: Serious Fun: Play Like A Dog

Clicker Training

  • Melissa Alexander. Click for Joy!
  • Carolyn Barney. Clicker Basics for Dogs & Puppies
  • Mandy Book & Cheryl S. Smith. Right On Target!-- Taking Dog Training To A New Level
  • Mandy Book & Cheryl S. Smith. Quick Clicks: Fast And Fun Behaviors To Teach Your Dog With A Clicker
  • Gail Fisher. The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training
  • Susan Garrett. Shaping Success
  • Jane Killion. When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs
  • Karen Pryor: Reaching The Animal Mind: Clicker Training And What It Teaches Us About All Animals
  • Peggy Tillman. Clicking With Your Dog

Special Issues

  • Brenda Aloff. Aggression In Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention & Behavior Modification
  • Jean Donaldson. Dogs are from Neptune
  • Jean Donaldson. Fight! A Practical Guide To The Treatment Of Dog-Dog Aggression
  • Jean Donaldson. Mine! A Practical Guide To Resource Guarding In Dogs
  • Jean Donaldson. Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov To Premack To Pinker
  • Dee Ganley. Changing People Changing Dogs: Positive Solutions For Difficult Dogs (revised 2008)
  • Susan Garrett. Ruff Love
  • Jane Killion. When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs
  • Patricia McConnell. The Cautious Canine: How To Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears
  • Patricia McConnell. Feisty Fido: Help For The Leash Reactive Dog
  • Patricia McConnell. How To Be The Leader Of The Pack-- And Have Your Dog Love You For It
  • Patricia McConnell. I'll Be Home Soon: How To Prevent And Treat Separation Anxiety
  • Patricia McConnell. Way To Go: How To Housetrain A Dog Of Any Age
  • Leslie McDevitt. Control Unleashed: Creating A Focused And Confident Dog
  • Pat Miller. Do Over Dogs: Give Your Dog A Second Chance For A First Class Life
  • Leslie Nelson. Really Reliable Recall: Train Your Dog To Come When Called
  • Emma Parsons. Click to Calm: Healing The Aggressive Dog
  • Turid Rugaas. Barking: The sound Of A Language
  • Turid Rugaas. My Dog Pulls; What Do I Do?
  • Sue Sternberg. Out And About With Your Dog: Dog-to-Dog Interactions On The Street, On The Trails And In The Dog Park
  • Nicole Wilde. Help for Your Fearful Dog: A Step-By-Step Guide To Helping Your Dog Conquer His Fears
  • Sophia Yin. How To Behave So Your Dog Behaves (2nd Edition, 2010)

Veterinary Care

  • D. Eldridge, L. Carlson, D Carlson, J Giffin and B Adelman. Dog Owner's Veterinary Handbook (4th Edition)
  • Nicolas H Dodman BVMS. The Well-Adjusted Dog
  • Denise Flaim and Michael W Fox. The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century
  • Nancy Kerns. The Whole Dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training
  • Deva Khalsa. Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog: A Holistic Guide for Healthier Dogs
  • Shawn Messonier. Natural Health Bible for Dogs and Cats
  • Richard and Susan Pitcairn. Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (3rd Edition)
  • Martin Zucker. Veterinarian's Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs


  • Ian Billinghurst. The Barf Diet
  • Ian Billinghurst. Give Your Dog A Bone
  • Steve Brown. Unlocking The Canine Ancestral Diet: Healthier Dog Food The ABC Way
  • Steve Brown & Beth Taylor. See Spot Live Longer
  • Lew Olson. Raw & Natural Nutrition For Dogs: The Definitive Guide To Homemade Meals
  • Monica Segal. K9 Kitchen-- Your Dog's Diet: The Truth Behind The Hype (2nd Edition, 2009)

For Breeders

  • Carmelo Battaglia. Breeding Dogs to Win
  • Rachel Page Elliott. Dogsteps: What to Look For in a Dog
  • Beth Harris. Breeding A Litter
  • Pat Hastings with Erin Rouse. Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development
  • Pat Hastings with Wendy E. Wallace DVM and Erin Rouse. Structure in Action: The Makings of a Durable Dog
  • Pat Hastings with Erin Rouse. Tricks of the Trade: From Best Intentions to Best-in-Show (revised)
  • Phyllis Holst. Canine Reproduction
  • Margaret Kustritz. The Dog Breeder's Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management
  • Muriel Lee. Whelping and Rearing of Puppies
  • Myra Savant-Harris. Canine Reproduction and Whelping: A Dog Breeder's Guide
  • Myra Savant-Harris. Puppy Intensive Care: A Breeder's Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies


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