Member-Recommended Reading List

Mid-Atlantic Italian Greyhound Club of Central Maryland







Calming Signals (book and video)

Turid Rugaas

THE companion video to the popular book, On Talking Terms with Dogs; Shows footage of calming signals, how dogs use them, how people can use the signals in their own interactions with dogs. The book focuses on practical understanding of the dog’s body language, especially signals used to maintain the social hierarchy and to resolve conflict within the pack.

Item: A239
Price: $35.90

Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You (video)

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals (book)

Turid Rugaas



Click & Treat Training Kit
(book, video, & clicker)

Gary Wilkes

Here is THE Clicker training solution! Learn how to select, shape and reinforce behavior from one of its foremost practitioners and teachers.

Item: DTB440
Price: $49.95

Culture Clash (book)

Jean Donaldson

Get rid of your dogs-are-like-humans thinking and learn to appreciate the TRUE strengths and abilities of your canine companions. Find out what really makes a dog tick, what motivates him and how to get the behavior you are looking for!



Item: DTB464


Excel-erated Learning (book)

Pamela J. Reid

Motivation, stages of learning, operant conditioning, factors that affect learning, negative punishment. In plain English--at last! Select the methods that work best for your dog!

Item: DTB500


IG Times

PB&J Creations, LLC

Contains photos, cartoons, and articles about IG health, breeding, rescue, showing and competing with dogs, the livestock report, and animal communication.


Puppy Love, Raise Your Dog the Clicker Way (video)

Karen Pryor

The gentle, puppy-friendly way to raise a great family dog! Families learn to teach a new puppy where to sleep and play, the right places to "go," good manners, polite greeting, permitting handling, coming when called, more. Clicker training!

Item: DTB627
Price: $24.95

RUFF LOVE, A Relationship Building Program for You and Your Dog

Susan Garrett

Internationally-known canine sports instructor and competitor, Susan Garrett, shares her incredibly successful relationship-building program. Based on her years of experience working with dogs, the Ruff Love program is designed not only to help people dealing with “problem” dogs, but to help agility, flyball, obedience, and other dog sport handlers build a better working relationship with their current competition dog or get their next puppy or rescue dog started out on the right paw.

Item #: 935
Price: $14.95

Scaredy Dog, Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Dog

Ali Brown, M.Ed. CPDT

When dogs growl at other dogs, lunge at people, and bark at everything it’s often mislabeled as “aggression”. But most aggression is fear-based and should be treated as such. The appropriate term for this constellation of behaviors is “reactivity”. This book helps the trainer and dedicated dog owner to understand the reactive dog and help him change for the better.

Price: $19.95 +$3.95 sh

The Complete Italian Greyhound, 21st Century

Lilian Barber

Dedicated to all those who have allowed the charismatic and addictive IG into their lives and hearts.

$29.95 +$4.95 sh

The Italian Greyhound Magazine

Italian Greyhound Productions

Contains show photos, veterinary articles, lure coursing, obedience, companion dog, and rescue articles.


The Italian Greyhound Nuts and Bolts Book

Patricia Kelly

Packed with information about everything IG, from finding a reputable breeder, preventing escapes, and household hazards, to finding lost dogs and coping with the loss of a beloved pet, this book is a ‘must have’ addition to your library.

w/ $5 for priority shipping and handling

The Winning Team – A Guidebook for Junior Showmanship

Gaile Haynes

Written for juniors, their parents, instructors and judges. Learn what to expect when you step into the ring, how to prepare for the competition, and how to draw judges’ eyes to what you want them to see.