Short on time but need help with your dog? Check out our picks for best dog training audiobooks.
Finding time to train your dog is tough. You could quit your job, but then who would pay for the dog food.?
You don’t have time to drive your pooch across town for an obedience class. You know he’ll chase the other dogs, pee inside and embarrass you anyway.
You also don’t have time to sit down and read a whole book on dog training. But, if you have a commute, go for a walk, exercise or just have a few minutes each day to listen, you can soak up some good dog training knowledge.
There are a million dog training books out there and you can learn from all of them. Not all books approach it the same way, so it’s good to get a variety of perspectives.
Don’t want to drop the cash for audiobooks? No worries! You can get a free trial with audible for 30 days. You can download 2 books.
Here are the 3 best dog training books available on Audible right now:
The Power of Positive DogTraining
The Power of Positive Dog Training
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This book is all about positive training techniques. Renowned dog trainer Pat Miller gives you the positive training tools you need to ensure that you and your dog share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect.
The book lays out a six week program with step by step instructions to train your dog without using fear and punishment. She also emphasizes observing and recognizing your dog’s body language.
The Art of Raising a Puppy
This book has become a classic on puppy training. It covers everything from adopting your puppy to house training and general obedience training.
The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training German shepherds for more than 25 years. They have an extraordinary grasp of every facet of puppy behavior. It is a unique approach to puppy training based on a deep respect and understanding of dog behavior.
Dr. Ian Dunbar pioneered puppy classes and a loving style of dog training in the 1970s. His methods are structured yet playful and humorous.
Before and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple and practical guide. It lays out the training in clear steps, with easy-to-follow training deadlines. The guide is based on six developmental deadlines:
Completing owner education and preparation. Assessing a puppy’s prior socialization and education. Teaching errorless house-training and chew-toy training. Completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people, and Learning bite inhibition.
Although all three of these books use a different approach, you will gain a lot from listening to these audiobooks. They are a perfect place to start for the conscientious pet parent.