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Welcome to the Ashstone Labradors'Book Store!

Reading and research are two of the best ways to choose a breed and get expert advice about puppy-rearing, dog care, and all types of training. But how do you pick the right ones from among the thousands of dog books on the market?

That's where we come in!

We have searched the web to find the best books & videos available to you for selecting, raising, training and enjoying your dog. To ensure you get the best customer service possible, we have joined forces with Amazon.com & SitStay GoOut Store and for our Canadian visitors Chapters.ca to bring you our recommendations for all kinds of Labrador and dog-related books.

It's easy!

1. Click on the topic below to find the books or videos we recommend. Look for the star () that marks those we think are essential for every Labrador Retriever owner. Add these to your collection first!

2. If you have just gotten a new puppy, or have one arriving shortly, you can go directly to our Puppy Raising section to see the books we recommend for our puppy buyers.

3. If one of the books meets your needs, look in your local library or, to buy it on line, click on the icons below to go immediately to Amazon.com site to make your purchase..

4. HINT: Remember, books make great gifts for your dog-owning friends!


ball Labrador Retriever

Puppy Selection

ballPuppy Raising

ball Basic Dog Training

ball Competition Obedience

ball Field Training and Hunting

ball Agility

ball Conformation Showing

ball Dog Behavior

ball  Advanced Training

ball Caring for your Dog

ball  Pet Loss


Labrador Retrievers


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The New Complete Labrador Retriever



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Labrador Retrievers Today




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The Ultimate Labrador Retriever




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The Labrador Retriever : The Dog That...




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The Official Book of the Labrador...




Puppy Selection



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Your Purebred Puppy : A Buyers Guide




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The Perfect Match : A Dog Buyer's Guide




Puppy Raising



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How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With by Clarice Rutherford and David Neil Did you know that if certain things aren't taught to a puppy in the first twelve weeks of life, it will be much more difficult for him to learn? In this book you'll learn in easy-to-understand language just how a puppy's body and mind develop and what you can do to help him develop in the right way. You will find the 186 pages of this book invaluable in your puppy training. Many breeders make this book required reading for their puppy buyers. (Paperback, 186 pages)

"...absolutely indispensable to everyone having anything to do with puppies: breeders owners, trainers, instructors ... totally positive approach ... a fantastic book about puppy rearing."   -- Fran Ennis, Off-Lead







SIRIUS Puppy Training, by Ian Dunbar. Positive puppy training that involves the whole family. Teach your pup to sit, down, stand, stay, come and heel before they are six months old. A necessity for your library!



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Good Owners, Great Dogs





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Childproofing Your Dog : A Complete...





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Mother Knows Best : The Natural Way to...





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The Art of Raising a Puppy





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How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend : A...by the Monks of New Skete.  This 20-year old classic will teach you how to develop a deep and lasting relationship with your dog. Wonderful techniques for puppy training. If you buy no other book when you get your puppy, get this one!





Dog Behaviour


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The Dog's Mind : Understanding Your...





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Dog Problems : A Professional Trainer's...





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Help! My Dog Has An Attitude





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Dog Behavior : Why Dogs Do What They Do





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Culture Clash





Basic Dog Training


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Training Your Dog : The Step-By-Step...





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What All Good Dogs Should Know: The...





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The Canine Good Citizen : Every Dog Can...





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Mother Knows Best : The Natural Way to...





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Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence : A...





Competition Obedience


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Beyond Basic Dog Training





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Beyond Basic Dog Training-Workbook





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Open and Utility Training : The...





Advanced Training


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Excel-Erated Learning : Explaining in...





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Don't Shoot the Dog : The New Art of...





Field Training & Hunting


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Retriever Training Tests





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The Working Retrievers : The Training,...





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Hey Pup, Fetch It Up! : The Complete...





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Retriever Pups : The Formative First...





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Gun Dog : Revolutionary Rapid Training...





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Water Dog





Conformation Showing


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Born to Win : Breed to Succeed





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The Winning Edge : Show Ring Secrets





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Show Me! : A Dog Showing Primer





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The New Dogsteps : A Better...





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Dual Ring Dog/Successful Training for...





Agility

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Agility Training : The Fun Sport for All...





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Enjoying Dog Agility : From Backyard to...






Caring For Your Dog


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Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook





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UC Davis Book of Dogs : The Complete...





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The Merck Veterinary Manual (8th Ed)





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The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog





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Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural...





Pet Loss


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The Loss of a Pet : New Revised and...





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Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates





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It's Okay To Cry






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