HOMESKOOLING 4 DOGS

     Equipping You To Lead, Care and Connect with Your Dog

                  to Achieve Control & Cooperation.

Books We Recommend

The Dog Vinci Code - How to decode your dog's behaviour

By John Rogerson

John Rogerson, founder and principal lecturer of the Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour is now widely acclaimed as the world′s leading dog trainer and behaviourist, having pioneered the majority of techniques that have now become standard practice in behaviour therapy and training. John is the author of no fewer than seven books, has produced two DVDs and has run courses on training and behaviour for:


  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Central Scottish Police Dogs
  • U.S. Air Force Dog Section
  • Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
  • Dog Aid
  • Battersea Dog's and Cat's Home
  • The National Canine Defence League
  • The Blue Cross
  • The R.S.P.C.A.
  • Illinois State University
  • Southampton University
  • Bombay Vet School
  • Defense Animal Centre
  • Cyprus Defence Animal Support Unit
  • Dog AID (Assistance in Disability)
  • Australian Central Territories D.T.C.
  • The National Canine Defence League
  • Washington State Vet School
  • Indian National Kennel Club
  • Cuban ministry of the interior
  • Miami Fire Department Search and Rescue Team
  • The National Animal Welfare Trust
  • The University of Piza, Italy


John should need no introduction to anyone currently engaged in the study of canine behaviour and training as he is one of the most sought after speakers on the subject in the world today.

John is a founder member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, is the founder of Support Dogs and a founder member of the Kennel Club accreditation scheme for dog trainers and behaviourists.



The Connection Collection features 20 of Suzanne’s thought provoking, memorable articles and seminar handouts that reflect the Relationship Centered Training philosophy, and provide some useful training tips. 
 
Suzanne’s unique perspective on dogs and our relationships with them has helped dog owners around the world to find new ways to understand and enjoy their canine companions.

Raising Puppies & Kids Together

A Guide for Parents

By Pia Silvani & Lynn Eckhardt

All parents want to see their children grow up to have a healthy bond with the family dog. This is the most comprehensive guide to achieving a loving, respectful, and sane household.

Maintaining a safe and happy household that includes both puppies and children can be a challenging task. What is the best way to teach a child to respect the family pet? What rules should be established to help avoid conflict? What are realistic expectations for both the puppy and the child? Sharing insight gleaned from over 20 years of combined experience in the field of dog training, the authors provide a roadmap for navigating the sometimes complicated path to a loving and respectful relationship between puppies and children. Real-life examples of interactions between children and dogs clearly illustrate common problems and offer appropriate solutions, while instructional photos give examples of both "right" and "wrong" behavior.

Learn how to meld the playful and protective nature of a puppy with the curiosity and compulsiveness of a child to create a positive atmosphere for the puppy, the child, and the rest of the household.


The Perfect Puppy- Newly Revised & Updated:

How to Raise a Well-Behaved Dog

By Gwen Bailey


Acquiring a new puppy is always an exciting experience, but training the little rascal can be exasperating, time-consuming, and not always successful. This revised edition contains a greater emphasis on common behavioral problems − keeping control without using intimidation or punishment, plus much more information on how to set boundaries and enforce behavior standards without being aggressive.



Choosing the Right Dog for You

By Gwen Bailey

Which dog would suit you and your family? What sort of dog will that cute puppy become? Which breed will fit you lifestyle? A detailed collection of over 200 breeds to help you choose the perfect dog for you.





Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1,000 Dog Breeds

By Desmond Morris


One of the world's leading experts on animal behavior presents an authoritative guide to the origins and characteristics of every recognized breed of dog, from the Affenpinscher to the Zanzibar Greyhound. In addition, a fascinating look at the conflicting theories of canine behavior sheds new light on some old beliefs. From household pets to wild dogs, hunting hounds to sheep-herders, cattle-herders, even fish-herders, this comprehensive survey provides the history, qualities, and characteristics of each breed. Expert, meticulously researched information combines with superb illustrations to make this an unparalleled resource for dog lovers.





Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats

By Richard H. Pitcairn  DVM, PhD


PitcairnOver 400,000 copies of this treasured classic have been sold since its original publication more than 20 years agoThe book that is the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats is now completely updated and revisedfor the first time in 9 years. Writing with the warmth and compassion that have won them a national following, veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Hubble Pitcairn, noted specialists in chemical-free nutrition and natural healing for pets, show dog and cat owners how to provide the very best in companionship and lifelong care. They now cover environmental matters, including pollutants both inside the home and out, as well as recent hot-button topics, such as Mad Cow disease, Lyme disease, and the West Nile virus. Theyve updated dozens of recipes for delicious and healthful pet food and treats. With a guide to handling emergencies and an in-depth Quick Reference section, they give specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of animal diseases and disorderswith special attention to homeopathic, herbal, and nutritional remedies.




The Goldsteins' Wellness & Longevity Program

By Robert S. Goldstein, V.M.D., and Susan J. Goldstein

Searching for alternatives to conventional veterinary practices, thousands of desperate animal guardians have turned to Robert Goldstein, V.M.D., and Susan Goldstein for help in finding a better, more natural way to companion animal health. Finally, the Goldsteins have put their three decades worth of experience into this definitive guide to integrative medicine for dogs and cats.

The Goldsteins' Wellness & Longevity Program covers the most current integrative health methods available today. Learn how to treat the most common ailments affecting dogs and cats, plus uncover in-depth analysis and treatment of the diseases that animal guardians fear most.

With the Goldsteins' support and guidance, animal guardians can drastically improve the qualty and length of life of their dog or cat---and that is one of the best gifts to give an animal companion.




Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish


By Mark R. Levin

Although Mark Levin is known as a constitutional lawyer and a nationally syndicated broadcaster, he is, first and foremost, a dog lover. In 1998, he and his family welcomed a half-Border Collie/half-Cocker Spaniel they named Pepsi into their lives. Six years later, his wife and son persuaded him to adopt a dog from the local shelter, a Spaniel mix. It turned out he was older than originally thought, and he was the most beautiful dog they'd ever seen. They named him Sprite. Their lives would never be the same.


During the next two years, Sprite and Pepsi were inseparable. And Sprite's bond with the Levin family deepened. Friends, neighbors, and even Mark's radio audience came to know and love Sprite. But Sprite's health deteriorated -- even as his spirits remained high and his beauty and grace continued to inspire. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2006, the Levin family said their emotional final good-bye. Crushed and consumed with grief, Mark turned to family, friends, and fans for help. But new hope came when the Levins least expected it.