Books on Reactivity:

  • Behavioral Adjustment Training 2.0 by Grisha Stewart (aka BAT 2.0)
  • Feisty Fido – Help for the Leash Reactive Dog by Patricia McConnell and Karen London
  • Cautious Canine – How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia McConnell
  • Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression by Jean Donaldson*
  • Control Unleashed: Reactive to Relaxed by Leslie McDevitt
  • Click to Calm By Emma Parsons
  • A Guide to Living With and Training a Fearful Dog by Debbie Jacobs*


Dog Behavior Books:

  • The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
  • For the Love of a Dog by Patricia McConnell
  • The Education of Will by Patricia McConnell
  • Inside of a Dog By Alexandra Horowitz
  • Our Dogs Ourselves By Alexandra Horowitz
  • Being a Dog By Alexandra Horowitz
  • How Dogs Learn by Mary Burch*
  • Decoding Your Dog by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (good place to start)*
  • Clinical Behavioral Medicine by Karen L. Overall*


General Dog Training Books:

  • Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
  • Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
  • Beyond the Backyard: Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere! By Denise Fenzi
  • Beyond the Basics: Unlocking Your Dog’s Behavior by Denise Fenzi
  • Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program by Leslie McDevitt
  • Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog by Leslie McDevitt
  • The Eye of the Trainer by Ken Ramirez*
  • Better Together by Ken Ramirez*
  • Empowerment Training by James O’Heare*
  • Coercion and its Fallout by Murray Sidman*

Note: These books are not listed in any particular order and I have not personally read all the books. The titles with a * I have not read yet but were recommended by other trusted R+ trainers and they are on my reading list for the future.


Online Resources:



  • CogDog Radio
  • Drinking From the Toilet
  • Fenzi Dog Sports Training Academy
  • Animal Training Academy