The Classics Book Package

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The Classics Book Package

Every field of knowledge has books that have stood the test of time. They call it “legs” in publishing, as in “that book has legs,” because it’s going to keep walking itself into the future on the strength of its content and its impact on those who read it. Dog training is no different. Because of some game-changing authors, our dog training abilities have experienced profound changes in the last thirty years.  Indeed, our perspective on the relationship between people and dogs has evolved into something as rich and nuanced as it has ever been, in part because of these books. Are they all on your shelf? Have you read them lately? If you’re serious about dog training and dog behavior, take advantage of buying these classics as a group. Each package includes:

  • Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
  • The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
  • Excel-erated Learning by Pamela Reid
  • The Other End of the Leash by, uh… (awkward) me
  • On Talking Terms with Dogs by Turid Rugaas
  • Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Guide by Barbara Handelman

30% OFF!
Retail $132.75, Sale $92.90

Price: $92.90


When people ask me what they need to become a great dog trainer, I answer that they need to master three things: 1) The science of how animals learn, 2) A thorough understanding of canine (and human) behavior, along with kick-ass observational skills, and 3) hours and hours of experience working with dogs. You’re on your own for #3), but this group of books covers the first two requirements in spades. From Dog Shoot the Dog’s practical account to the use of operant conditioning to change the behavior, to Canine Behavior’s 1,000 photographs that illustrate the full range and nuance of canine communication, these books have it all.

Give yourself a gift, or support a friend’s growing body of knowledge, and take advantage of the package discount to create the library that every serious dog trainer or student of canine behavior should have.

This is the perfect gift for anyone who is becoming serious about dog training and dog behavior. It that person is you, this is one of the best presents you could buy for yourself. There are at least two reasons for that: One is that the books are good, really good. That’s why they keep selling, even twenty years after they came out. The other reason is that these books provide invaluable insights into how dog training is changing from a set of guesses and assumptions to science-based methods that enhance and deepen our relationship with dogs.

“Karen Pryor has been a pioneer… anyone who wants to be more effective in reading children, teaching, or managing his or her own behavior will find her book very useful.”
B. F. Skinner, on Don’t Shoot the Dog
“A very definite two paws up! Quite simply the best dog book I have ever read!”
Ian Dunbar, PhD, DVM, author of numerous books on canine behavior and training, on The Culture Clash
“How on earth did Dr. Reid get an entire psychology text in to such a small book?”
Crystal Sailing, in Dogwise Review, on Excel-erated Learning
“Vivid anecdotes and keen insights... a wonderful book... [that]
exudes wisdom and passion throughout.”
Bark Magazine, on The Other End of the Leash
“For the first time, I am now able to understand my best friends. Not only my dogs, but all dogs. This book should be read by all people, not just by persons who love dogs.”
C. Sherman, Amazon review, for On Talking Terms with Dogs
“Canine Behavior has the best array of illustrations of canid behavior that we've ever seen. The inclusion of Monty Sloan's photographs of wolves at Wolf Park gives a perspective to the book that is varied, in-depth, and unusual in the literature.”
Raymond and Lorna Coppinger, authors of Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution.

This package includes one of each of the Classics Package books. Substitutions for different books are not available. Do you already own one of the books? Consider donating the new one to a shelter or rescue in need!

  • Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training
  • Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook
  • Excel-erated Learning: Explaining how dogs learn and how best to teach them
  • The Other End of the Leash
  • On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals
  • The Culture Clash: A revolutionary new way of understanding the relationship between humans and domestic dogs

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