Hartwood Library

Canine Behavior

Obedience Training is available!
Check for available dates.




Additional Articles

  • 5 Tips for Meeting a New Dog
  • Can playing tug-of-war with my dog make her aggressive?
  • Environmental Enrichment
  • Frustration Tolerance and Impulse Control
  • How to Avoid Dog Bites Video
  • Introducing a New Dog to Your Current Dog
  • Introducing Your Dog to Your New Baby
  • Introducing your new dog to your cat
  • Safety Bewteen Dogs and Kids
  • Warning Signs that Your Pup has a Behavior Problem
  • Websites

    Recommended Reading

    • Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy off Right
      by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS
    • Puppy Primer (2nd Edition)
      by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. & Brenda Scidmore
    • Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
      by Karen Pryor
    • How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do
      by Stanley Coren
    • How to Be the Leader of the Pack… And Have Your Dog Love You for It
      by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
    • Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household
      by Karen B. London, Ph.D. & Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
    • On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals
      by Turid Rugaas
    • The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What we do Around Dogs
      by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
    • The Power of Positive Dog Training
      by Pat Miller
    • Happy Kids, Happy Dogs
      by Barbara Shumannfang