favorite dog books?
well, TOEOTL is among them of course, so i son't have to elaborate on it.
another one i really like, and which confirmed and strenghtened many of my ideas and beliefs about dog behavior and nutrition that some people tend to dispute , is raymond and lorna coppinger's book "dogs: a new understanding of canine origin, behavior and evolution". i first read it when kathleen lent me her copy but bought it myself because it's such a great book and a valuable resource.
and while i don't see eye to eye with all of her ideas, "the complete herbal handbook for the dog and cat" by juliette de bairacli levy is also an interesting, useful resource. it's kind of funny that so many of the "raw feeding zealots" (you know the kind who will tell you if you ever feed your dog anything but raw meat and bones, he will die a miserable death :roll:) celebrate her as the pioneer of raw feeding but then go right ahead and disregard half of her teachings.
in regards to training, i really like morgan spector's "clicker training for obedience: shaping top performance - positively". i'm fortunate that my obedience instructor bases much of her classes on these principles. it's not only a good book for anyone who wants to do competitive obediene, but also for those people who just want to train the standard commands for "household use" with a positive method.