I thought I'd gather up all the most commonly recommended threads and list them here for everyone's convenience. Hope it helps someone. :3 Also I hope Noobs, Jacksdad and Ladybug don't mind me linking to their stories. I've done this because I've often seen them mentioned as reference material for people in similar situations. I hope I've picked out the right ones to show.
Clicker Training thread - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=513
ClickerTraining.com - http://www.clickertraining.com
Intro to Clicker Training Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wv1uvvqaSw
Walking on a Loose Leash - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=858
"It's Yer Choice" Impulse Control Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipT5k1gaXhc
Health and Exercise
The lady dog and being on heat - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10933
Timing Food and Exercise - IMPORTANT - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7276
Exercise your Dog's Mind - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1135
Treat and Kong Recipes - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4389
Stages of development: 0 -2 years old - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1981
Toilet training - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6125
"Aggression" and Biting - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6111
Two Puppies at Once - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6011
Neutering a B-tch - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10933
Time Outs - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=13934
Our thread - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7155
Dog's Trust video - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd1v4s ... ck_animals
Kikopup video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL9Rk-8KF9I
Stress Levels in Dogs - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=10923
Dog's Body Language - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2959
Resource Guarding - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=18074
Dog Agression towards Elderly Dogs - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=22625
Separation anxiety - viewtopic.php?f=20&t=20143
Jacksdad and Jack (Scared of dogs)
[is there an opening post? I can't find one!]
First Successes Mar '10 - viewtopic.php?f=21&t=5910
Progressing Apr '10 - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6227
More Progress Apr '10 - viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6240
Ladybug1802 and Dylan (Scared of people)
Opening Post - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7928&p=54964
Half a Year Later - viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10884
August 2011 - viewtopic.php?f=21&t=12621
Noobs and Murphy (Scared of everything!)
Opening post - viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4859
Cat Success Update - viewtopic.php?f=21&t=5767
September 2011 - viewtopic.php?f=11&t=11789#p87220
Kikopup - http://www.dogmantics.com/Dogmantics/Fr ... _List.html
JustJesse - http://www.youtube.com/user/JustJesse197
DogStarDaily - http://www.youtube.com/user/DogStarDaily
Recommended Reading (with thanks to Jacksdad!)
Here are some books to get the recommended reading list started and should appeal to a broad audience. I give the books author's web site over a retail seller when possible. but places like amazon or dogwise are good places to get dog books as sometimes a lower price.
General dog knowledge
Other end of the leash http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/produc ... h-your-dog
"Not so much a training book as in a how to teach sit, stay, down, but a great book to start for understanding dogs."
Tales of Two Species http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/produc ... s-dog-book
"Collection of essays that cover in brief a wide range of topics of general knowledge."
Oh Behave!: Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker http://www.amazon.com/Oh-Behave-Pavlov- ... 615&sr=1-7
"Another Collection of essays that cover in brief a wide range of topics of general knowledge."
Don't Shoot the dog http://store.clickertraining.com/dontshootdog.html
"Clicker training and understanding learning process and methods. somewhat academic in tone, but not dry reading in my opinion."
Bones Would Rain From the Sky http://flyingdogpress.com/Merchant2/mer ... ry_Code=BB
A personal viewpoint on how we should work with dogs.
On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals
"Great for learning a bit of dog language with some nice stories."
Basic Dog Training
Before & after getting your puppy (also sort of available in the internet http://www.dogstardaily.com/training/di ... g-textbook)
"Great for socialization and bite inhibition and it sort of challenges to really think about what you are getting/have gotten yourself into with a puppy."
Family Friendly Dog Training http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/produc ... ining-book
"A do it your self basic 6 week program or can be used to complement a class given by a 'pro'"
Train Your Dog Like a Pro http://www.amazon.com/Train-Your-Dog-Li ... 615&sr=1-1
"Comes with a companion DVD and teaches you how to train your dog."
It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet http://positively.com/store/books/it-s- ... t-pet.html
"Been a while since I read this one, but memory is that it actually covers both general knowledge and how to train."
The Power of Positive Dog Training
"Explains the basics of positive reinforcement and clicker training and gives a nice 6 week plan with good instructions to teach your dog great tricks while building a good relationship."
Reactive Dogs (aka fearful dogs and fear aggressive dogs)
FEISTY FIDO! Help for the Leash Reactive Dog http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/produc ... eisty-fido
a quick and easy read. covers briefly what is going on and then dives in with what you can do.
Treating Dog/Dog Reactivity This is a DVD and is from a recent half day seminar Patricia gave. It represents some of her latest thinking. defiantly more expensive than the books, but worth every penny if you can or willing to spend for it.
http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/produc ... tivity-dvd
Scaredy Dog! Understanding & Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog http://www.scaredydog.info/
goes into more depth what is going on and what you can do without being dry and academic.
Thoughts on authors styles.Separation Anxiety
l'll Be Home Soon http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/produc ... on-anxiety
been a while since I have read this one, but the preventive suggestions where very helpful with Jacks very, very mild SA.
Don't Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety http://www.phantompub.com/DontLeaveMe.htm
I don't really like suggesting books I haven't read when it comes to some subjects. helping out dogs with issues such as SA and reactivity being one of those cases. However, Nicole is a expert blogger for Victoria and Patrica sells this book of her site and has had good things to say about in her blog, so I am taking a chance and listing it anyway.
Patrica and Ali tend to write a bit more for the broad audience that does not include professional trainers. their style is light and more conversational, easy to follow and keeps your attention without "dumbing" down the info.
Jean tends to be a little more dry and academic but NOT painfully so. she does seem to write more for the professional dog trainer or dog "geek" audience. Her How to train like a pro seems to be an exception.
none of these books I think would be over anyone's head and cause anyone to be lost in a world of 50 cent words and make the info people need about as simple as you can get without going to a "see dick run, see jane walk" level.
Then for those who want something that dives deeper, Jean Donaldson runs an Distance learning formatted Dog Training school and has posted her recommend reading list. I can't comment on most of these books as I haven't read any of them but here they are none the less
http://www.academyfordogtrainers.com/sc ... ading.html
If I've got anything wrong, or missed anything out, let me know and I'll add / edit / remove as appropriate! :3