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Books & DVDs

The AKC has gathered the best-in-class dog books and DVDs all in one place so you'll find everything you need to learn about, train and live with your dog. Whether you're a first-time owner or an old hand, you (and your dog) will find these resources invaluable.
  • Teach Your Herding Breed to be a Great Companion Dog

    Teach Your Herding Breed to be a Great Companion Dog

    Anyone who owns a herding dog knows there are challenges specific to that type of breed. This book teaches owners how to channel natural instincts into acceptable and even fun behaviors.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for owners of Border Collies, Corgis, Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs and other dogs in the Herding Group.

    Specs

    180 pages

    This is an e-book that will be delivered to your email address.

    For iPhones, iPads and Android devices

    Benefits

    • Winner of the DWAA 2015 Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Book
    • Convenient e-book format
    • Addresses training specific to herding breeds

    $ 9.95

    Tips and tricks to help you train your herding dog.
  • From Birdbrained to Brilliant

    From Birdbrained to Brilliant

    As much as the sporting dog is a great partner in the field and as an outdoor companion, those same traits can create unexpected challenges at home. From Birdbrained to Brilliant - Training the Sporting Dog to Be a
 Great Companion addresses issues specific to this type of dog.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all owners of dogs in the Sporting Group.

    Specs

    168 pages

    This is an e-book that will be delivered to your email address.

    For iPhones, iPads and Android devices

    Benefits

    • Convenient e-book format
    • Addresses issues specific to sporting dogs

    $ 9.95

    Tips and tricks to help you train your sporting dog.
  • Where’s the Ball? A Dog Tricks Kit

    Where’s the Ball? A Dog Tricks Kit

    This mini kit of 5 tricks is a great introduction to dog tricks. Step-by-step photo instructions and enclosed tools set you up for success.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for every dog owner, including kids.

    Specs

    Box Kit

    16 page instruction booklet, 3 specially designed game cups with scenting holes, squeezable slotted fetching ball

    Size: 6” x 6” x 3.5”

    Benefits

    • Step-by-step photo instructions for each trick
    • Includes all the tools you need to teach 5 tricks
    • Great way to engage your dog

    $ 17.99

    Teach five engaging tricks with the included props and instructions
  • 101 Dog Tricks (Paperback)

    101 Dog Tricks (Paperback)

    The step-by-step training breaks down each trick into steps both you and your dog will understand. We also like the trouble-shooting tips, for when all is not going quite as you hoped. Plus, you can get creative with the build-on tricks.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for every dog owner.

    Specs

    Paperback

    208 Pages

    Size: 7" x 9"

    Benefits

    • Step-by-step training
    • Color photos of each trick
    • Includes difficulty rating, troubleshooting and helpful tips

    $ 18.99

    Teach your dog how to do amazing tricks!
  • S.T.A.R. Puppy Book

    S.T.A.R. Puppy Book

    A practical and helpful guide through puppy socialization and training. You'll learn how to be a responsible owner, too!

    Suitable For

    Suitable for owners of puppies of all breeds.

    Specs

    Paperback

    216 Pages

    Size: 6" x 9"

    Benefits

    • Positive behavioral training is an effective method to socialize and train any puppy.

    $ 14.95

    A practical approach to positive behavioral training
  • Terrier-Centric Dog Training E-Book

    Terrier-Centric Dog Training E-Book

    Because this book is specific to terrier breeds, it focuses on understanding the breeds' natural instincts to more easily train your terrier.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all owners and trainers of terrier breeds

    Specs

    176 pages

    The e-book will be delivered to your email address.

    For iPhones, iPads and Android devices

    Benefits

    • Convenient e-book format
    • A detailed training and management guide for terrier owners

    $ 9.95

    Tips and tricks to help you train your terrier.
  • A Guide to Dog Care and Training DVD

    A Guide to Dog Care and Training DVD

    From puppy-proofing your house to basic commands like ”sit” and ”stay”, AKC’s ”A Guide to Dog Care and Training DVD” will start you on your way to a positive and long-lasting relationship with your dog.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all dog owners

    Specs

    DVD

    Benefits

    • Help you prepare your home for the arrival of a new dog
    • How to teach your dog basic and important training commands
    • Tips on how to keep your dog safe and healthy
    • Suggestions of exciting AKC events and activities that are fun for you and your dog

    $ 14.95

    A good resource for first time dog owners.
  • 51 Puppy Tricks

    51 Puppy Tricks

    Many of the 'tricks' in this book are actually desirable behaviors and habits that will serve you and your dog well throughout his life. The instructions break everything down into manageable steps that your puppy (and you) will learn together. Training is also an important bonding experience.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all puppies up to two years old.

    Specs

    Paperback

    176 Pages

    Size: 7" x 9"

    Benefits

    • Engage and challenge your puppy
    • Step-by-step instructions
    • Photographs

    $ 18.99 Sold Out

    Teach your puppy how to do amazing tricks!
  • S.T.A.R. Puppy E-Book

    S.T.A.R. Puppy E-Book

    A practical and helpful guide through puppy socialization and training. You'll learn how to be a responsible owner, too!

    Suitable For

    Suitable for owners of puppies of all breeds.

    Specs

    216 Pages

    This is an e-book that will be delivered to your email address.

    For iPhones, iPads and Android devices

    Benefits

    • Positive behavioral training is an effective method to socialize and train any puppy.

    $ 9.95

    A practical approach to positive behavioral training
  • Time to Go Out! A Dog Tricks Kit

    Time to Go Out! A Dog Tricks Kit

    This mini kit of 5 tricks is a great introduction to dog tricks. Step-by-step photo instructions and enclosed bells and tools set you up for success.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for every dog owner, including kids.

    Specs

    Box Kit

    16 page instruction booklet, doggy doorbells, specially designed pocket-tug strap with food pouch

    Size: 6” x 6” x 2.5”

    Benefits

    • Step-by-step photo instructions for each trick
    • Includes all the tools you need to teach 5 tricks
    • Great for potty training

    $ 17.99

    Perfect for potty training
  • Best Puppy Tricks (DVD)

    Best Puppy Tricks (DVD)

    Each step of the training process is broken down, so you can easily watch how to teach your dog each trick. Training also reinforces the bond between you and your puppy.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all puppy owners.

    Specs

    DVD

    Runtime: 75 Minutes

    Benefits

    • Convenient DVD format
    • Step-by-step instructions
    • Dozens of tricks, including spin circles, close a door, figure 8's, paws up and more

    $ 14.95

    Teach your puppy how to do amazing tricks!
  • 101 Dog Tricks: Kids Edition

    101 Dog Tricks: Kids Edition

    A happy household is one in which all family members, even the kids, share dog responsibilities. This book is a fun way for children to participate in training. The arts & crafts projects are dog-centric, too.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for all, especially families with children.

    Specs

    Paperback

    192 Pages

    Size: 7" x 9"

    Benefits

    • Full color photos
    • Step-by-step instructions
    • Kid and dog-friendly arts & crafts projects

    $ 18.99

    Let your kids take the leash this time!
  • AKC Dog Care & Training Book

    AKC Dog Care & Training Book

    AKC Dog Care & Training Book Our goal in writing the American Kennel Club’s Dog Care & Training, Second Edition, was to provide the reader with a basic, general dog care and training book. This book offers general background information on topics such as considerations prior to adding a dog to your home, how you should go about selecting a puppy or older dog, and how you can register your dog with the American Kennel Club. Dog Care and Training is a paperback book containing over 200 pages of expert advice with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. There are full-color photos and illustrations interspersed throughout and a complete glossary of dog terms appears within. Size 6” x 8”.   Shipping is included with this product.   Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Vendor 001

  • Bounty Bag

    Bounty Bag

    During active training, you'll want to keep your hands free and to avoid pockets stuffed with treats. The Bounty Bag not only holds all of those delicious training rewards, but there's room for the things you need too, like your keys and phone.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for training

    Specs

    Size: 5" x 6" x 3" inches

    Capacity: 24 cubic inches

    Machine washable

    Benefits

    • Detachable inner pocket that can be washed separately
    • Easy open and close
    • Separate pocket for phone, keys, waste bags
    • Quick-release belt
    • Designed for active training
    • Machine washable

    $ 54.99 Sold Out

    Hold treats and everything else with this practical bag
  • Training Combo (DVD & Book)

    Training Combo (DVD & Book)

    Training Combo (DVD & Book) The Beginner's Guide to Dog Training & AKC Dog Care and Training Book The Beginners Guide to Dog Care and Training video contains information for the novice dog owner, including puppy-proofing your home, nutrition, vet care, and teaching basic commands. AKC Dog Care & Training is a paperback book containing over 200 pages of expert advice with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. There are full-color photos and illustrations interspersed throughout and a complete glossary of dog terms appears within. Size 6" x 8". 20% savings with this special combo offer!   Shipping is included with this product. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.  Vendor 001

  • Trick Pocket

    Trick Pocket

    This Finnish company is known for thoughtfully designed dog gear and the Trick Bag is no exception. It's convenient, compact and keeps treats contained but easily available.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for anyone training with treats outdoors

    Specs

    Size: 8" x 6" x 3"

    Machine washable

    Benefits

    • Convenient size
    • Fastens to waist
    • Elastic band keeps it closed
    • Treats are readily available
    • Machine washable

    $ 29.99

    A perfect way to contain treats and make them readily available
  • Good Dog! E-Book

    Good Dog! E-Book

    This e-book is written by kids, so it's easily understandable. It helps children understand a dog's body language so that everyone stays safe and plays respectfully.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for everyone, especially families with children.

    Specs

    88 pages

    This is an e-book that will be delivered to your email address.

    For iPhones, iPads and Android devices

    Benefits

    • Written by children for children
    • Teaches children to understand a dog's body language
    • Convenient e-book format, delivered to your email address

    $ 9.49

    A great resource for dog ownership - for kids, by kids.
  • The Dog Listener DVD & Activity Booklet

    The Dog Listener DVD & Activity Booklet

    AKC Dog Care & Training Book Be safe around dogs, become a dog listener. Watch this entertaining, award-winning DVD - The Dog Listener, Be Safe Around Dogs: Become a Dog Listener! -- with your kids! As part of their home-made TV production, Kate and Travis get first-hand experience learning how to behave around dogs during an afternoon walk with their friend Maggie, a self-proclaimed ”Dog Listener.” Maggie doesn’t really hear what they are saying, but has learned how to take cues from a dog’s behavior and determine how to safely interact with them. In the end, Kate and Travis become Dog Listeners, too! This DVD ships comes with a 16-page activity booklet to allow kids of all ages to better understand our four-legged friends through fun games, puzzles, mazes and coloring opportunities.   Shipping is included with this product. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Vendor 001

  • Dog Training 101

    Dog Training 101

    The step-by-step guide breaks down each training into steps both you and your dog will understand. We also like the trouble-shooting tips, for when all is not going quite as you hoped.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for every dog owner.

    Specs

    Paperback

    176 Pages

    Size: 7" x 9"

    Benefits

    • Step-by-step training
    • Color photos of each trick
    • Includes difficulty rating, troubleshooting and helpful tips

    $ 18.99

    Teach your dog how to do amazing tricks!
  • Trainer's Vest

    Trainer's Vest

    This company is known for thoughtfully designed dog gear and this human gear is no exception. The many pockets are designed to hold treats, toys, training gear and just about anything else you need to carry. We especially like the wide pocket across the back for carrying larger items like toys or accessories.

    Suitable For

    Suitable for dog owners and professional trainers.

    Specs

    Sizes: XX Small--XX Large

    Color: Granite

    Benefits

    • Made of Houndtex, durable and water-repellant fabric
    • Four front zipper pockets for treats and other items
    • Large rear pocket for larger toys and gear
    • Close-fitting, adjustable waist and high collar
    • Attached rings and clips

    $ 134.99

    Perfect for carrying everything you need to train your pup

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