Recommended Reading List

AVBT Reading List

This is a recommended list and will periodically be updated with additional material. We are providing a wide variety of sources. It is not necessary to review every book. The ISBN is being provided as a convenience. There may be more than one ISBN associated with a specific book. Please note that if a newer edition to the book is available, we would recommend the most recent edition.

Overall Review:

Shaw, J & Martin, D. (Eds.) (2015). Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses. Wiley.

ISBN : 978-0-8138-1318-9

Abnormal behavior- multiple species (also see books in normal and species specific list)

Landsberg, G., Hunthausen, W., & Ackerman, L. (2012). Behavior problems of the dog and cat (3rd ed.). Saunders.

ISBN: 9780702043352

Horwitz, D.F., & Neilson, J.C. (2007). Blackwell’s five minute veterinary consult clinical companion: Canine and feline behavior.  Wiley.

ISBN: 987-0-7817-5735-5

Animal cognition

Horowitz, A. 2014). Domestic dog cognition and behavior: The scientific study of Canis familiaris. Springer.

ISBN 13: 9783642539930

Miklosi, A. (2009). Dog evolution, behaviour, and cognition. Oxford University Press.

ISBN: 9780199295852

Behavior modification & animal handling/training techniques

Shaw, J & Martin, D. (Eds.) (2015). Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses. Wiley.

ISBN : 978-0-8138-1318-9

Yin, S. (2009). Low stress handling, restraint & behavior modification of dogs & cats: Techniques for developing patients who love their visits. Cattledog.

ISBN-13: 978-0964151840

Domestication

Coppinger, R., & Coppinger, L. (2002). Dogs: A new understanding of canine origin, behavior and evolution. University of Chicago Press.

ISBN-13: 978-0226115634

Hemmer, H. (Ed.) (1983; translated 1990; digital reprint 2005). Domestication: The decline of environmental appreciation. Cambridge University Press. (Translated from German by Neil Beckhaus)

ISBN: 9780521349802

Ethics & Welfare

Grandin, T. (2008). Humane livestock handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals. Storey Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-1603420280

Rollin, B.E. (2006) Introduction to veterinary medical ethics: Theory and cases (2nd ed.). Wiley.

ISBN: 978-0813803999

Tannenbaum, J. (1995). Veterinary ethics: Animal welfare, client relations, competition and collegiality. Mosby.

ISBN: 978-0815188407

McGreevy P. & McLean A. (2010). Equitation science. Wiley.

ISBN-13: 978-1405189057

AVMA Welfare Policies: https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/AnimalWelfare/Pages/Animal-Welfare-Policy-statements.aspx

Grief counseling

Shaw, J & Martin, D. (Eds.) (2015). Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses. Wiley.

ISBN : 978-0-8138-1318-9

Human animal bond

Grandin, T., & Johnson, C. (2010; reprint edition). Animals make us human: Creating the best life for animals. Manner Books.

ISBN: 978-0547248233

Olmert, M.D. (2010; reprint edition). Made for each other: The Biology of the human-animal bond. DeCapo Press.

ISBN: 978-0306818608

Podberscek, A.L., Paul, E.S., & Serpell, J.A. (Eds.) (2005). Companion animals and us: Exploring the relationships between people and pets. Cambridge University Press.

ISBN: 978-0521017718

Pryor, K. (2010). Reaching the animal mind: Clicker training and what it teaches us about all animals. Scribner.

ISBN: 978-0743297776

Serpell, J.A. (1996; revised edition). In the company of animals: A study of human-animal relationships. Cambridge University Press.

ISBN-13: 978-0521577793

Shaw, J & Martin, D. (Eds.) (2015). Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses. Wiley.

ISBN : 978-0-8138-1318-9

Interpersonal relationships

Gray, C., & Moffett, J. (Eds.) (2010). Handbook of veterinary communication skills. Wiley.

ISBN: 978-1405158176

Rivers, D. The Seven challenges workbook.

Available free online: http://www.newconversations.net/

Ryan, Terry. Coaching People to Train their Dogs. Legacy Canine Behavior & Training.

ISBN: 9780974246420

Learning theory

Pryor, K. (1999; revised edition). Don’t shoot the dog: The new art of teaching and training. Bantam.

ISBN: 978-0553380392

Shaw, J & Martin, D. (Eds.) (2015). Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses. Wiley.

ISBN : 978-0-8138-1318-9

Neurochemistry & Neuro-psychopharmacology

Crowell-Davis, S.L. & Murray, T. (2006). Veterinary psychopharmacology. Wiley.

ISBN-13: 978-0813808291

Schwartz, S. (2005). Psychoactive herbs in veterinary behavior medicine. Wiley.

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2299-0

Shaw, J & Martin, D. (Eds.) (2015). Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses. Wiley.

ISBN : 978-0-8138-1318-9

Normal development and behavior

Estep, D.Q., &  Hetts, S. (2004). Raising a behaviorally healthy puppy. Island Dog Press.

ISBN: 978-0974954240

Grandin, T. & Deesing, M. (Eds.). Genetics and the behavior of domestic animals (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

ISBN: 978-0-12-394586-0

Houpt, K.A. (2010). Domestic animal behavior for veterinarians and animal scientists (5th ed.). Wiley.

ISBN: 978-0813816760

Martin, K. & Martin, D. (2011). Puppy start right: Foundation training for the companion dog.  Sunshine Books.

ISBN-13: 978-1890948443

Overall, K.L. Manual of clinical behavioral medicine for dogs and cats (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

ISBN-13: 978-0323008907

Scott, J.P., & Fuller, J.L. (1965; classic). The genetics and social behavior of the dog. University of Chicago Press.

ISBN-13: 978-0226743387

Shaw, J & Martin, D. (Eds.) (2015). Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses. Wiley.

ISBN : 978-0-8138-1318-9

Research methods                                                         

Dawkins, M.S. Observing animal behaviour: Design and analysis of quantitative controls. Oxford University Press.

ISBN: 978-0198569367

Martin, P., & Bateson, P. (2005). Measuring behaviour – An Introductory guide (3rd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

ISBN: 978-0521535632

Service animals

Fine, A.H. (Ed). (2010). Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice. Academic Press.

ISBN: 978-0123814531

Species specific behavior

Beaver, B.V. (2003).  Feline behavior: A guide for veterinarians (2nd ed.). Saunders.

ISBN: 978-0721694986

Beaver, B.V. (1999). Canine behavior: A guide for veterinarians. Saunders.

ISBN: 978-0721659657

Beaver, B.V. (2005). Canine behavior: Insights and answers (2nd ed.). Saunders.

ISBN: 978-1455735884

Luescher, A.U. (Ed.). (2006). Manual of parrot behavior. Wiley.

ISBN: 978-0813827490

McGreevy, P. (2012). Equine behaviour: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists (2nd ed.). Wiley.

ISBN: 978-0702043376

Mills, D.S., & McDonnell, S.M. (Eds) (2005). The domestic horse: Origins, development, & management of behaviour. Cambridge University Press.

ISBN: 978-0521891134

Serpell, J. (Ed.) (1996). The domestic dog: Its evolution, behavior and interactions with people. Cambridge University Press.

ISBN: 978-0521425377

Turner, D.C., & Bateson, P. (Eds.) (2014). The domestic cat: the biology of its behavior (3rd ed.).

ISBN: 9781107025028

Tynes, V. (2010). Behavior of exotic pets. Wiley.

ISBN: 978-0813800783

Journals

Animal Behaviour

Animal Learning and Behavior

Anthrozoos

Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Journal of Animal Behavior

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research