Recommended Books

Georgina is a self-confessed nerd.  Nine years of tertiary study and she’s still reading textbooks at bedtime!  If you also suffer from the study-bug, and would like to deepen your doggy-knowledge… here’s a small selection of In The Pink‘s favourite books to get you started.


Don’t Shoot the Dog
Karen Pryor
Interpret, 2002

The Other End of the Leash
Patricia McConnell

Random House, 2003

Excel-erated Learning
Pamela Reid

James & Kenneth Publishers, 1996 

Click to Calm
Emma Parsons

Sunshine Books, 2004

Handbook of Applied Dog Behaviour and Training vol.1-3
Stephen Lindsay
Iowa State University Press, 2000


Inside of a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz

Simon & Schuster, 2010

The Dog’s Mind
Bruce Fogle

Pelham Books, 1992

The Domestic Dog
James Serpell

Cambridge University Press, 1996

The Behavioural Biology of Dogs
Per Jensen

CABI Publishing, 2007

Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog
John Paul Scott & John Fuller
University of Chicago Press, 1998

Cognitive Ability

Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words
John W. Pilley
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain 
Gregory Burns
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

The Intelligence of Dogs  (revised edition)
Stanley Coren
Simon & Schuster, 2006


Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution
Raymond & Lorna Coppinger
University of Chicago Press, 2002

Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History
Xiaoming Wang & Richard Tedford
Columbia University Press, 2010

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