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Old January 9th, 2011, 06:40 PM
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From your list, I've read and learned a great deal from the following:

FIGHT! – A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog aggression - Jean Donaldson
MINE! – A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding Dogs – Jean Donaldson

Both are excellent books. Jean Donaldson is one of the best dog aggression specialists. Personally though, I find the reading a wee bit difficult but excellent info nevertheless. I would also recommend another of Donaldson's books, The Culture Clash.

Focus Not Fear –Training Insights from a Reactive Dog Class – Ali Brown
Click to Calm – Healing the Aggressive Dog – Emma Parsons
Cautious Canine – How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears, 2ND Edition– Patricia McConnell
........this is a 29 page booklet with a good intro to aggressive behavior. I also recommend her DVD, Dog-Dog Aggression. And if you can ever attend one of her seminars, you won't be disappointed...she's an amazing speaker.

On Talking Terms with Dogs – Calming Signals, 2ND Edition – Turid Regaas Again, a good intro on canine body language. Brenda Aloff's book, Canine Body Language, A Photographic Guide ~ Interpreting The Native Language of the Domestic Dog is much more in-depth though.

One of my favorite all encompassing books on dog aggression is Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff. Full of information, illustrations, and step-by-step lessons when working with different forms of aggression. So far, this one is my top pick of all the books I've read.

I would further suggest:

Don't Shoot The Dog by Karen Pryor
Control Unleashed both the book and DVD by Leslie McDevitt
Aggression in Dogs (DVD) with Brenda Aloff

The following don't deal with canine aggression but I firmly believe that most aggressive tendencies can be prevented. It's important to work with your puppy/dog before any serious issues arise. That said, the following books are what I recommend to all dog guardians:

Before You Get Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar
After You Get Your Puppy also by Dr. Dunbar
Both are available as free downloads here: and

The Power Of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
Family Friendly Dog Training by Patricia McConnell and Aimee Moore

And another top-pick, Inside of a Dog - What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz. I promise you will have a whole new outlook and understanding of dogs after reading this book. It's fascinating!
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