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Whether you've lost an animal or a human companion, grieving is necessary for you to heal.

My Personal Pet Remembrance Journal, by Enid Samuel Traisman, MSW

Deathing:  An Intelligent Alternative for the Final Moments of Life, by Anya Foos-Graber

On Grief and Grieving:  Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

Legacies of Love:  A Gentle to Healing From the Loss of Your Animal Loved One, by Teresa Wagner (audio book)

Animals in Spirit, by Penelope Smith

Will YOUR Dog Reincarnate?, by Gail Graham, PhD


Feline Care

The best books I've found to assist me to care for my own felines.

The New Natural Cat: A Complete Guide for Finicky Owners, by Anitra Frazier - information on a wealth of subjects, including grooming, and how to safely cut their claws, to name just a few topics.

The Healing Touch for Cats:  The Proven Massage Program, by Dr. Michael W. Fox, DVM.  Read book review on my BLOG.

Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition, by Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD - discover why a raw food diet is essential for good health in cats.

Getting in TTouch With your Cat, by Linda Tellington-Jones
Read book review on my BLOG.


Positive, Gentle Dog Training Dogs

The following books and videos have been recommended by some of my professional colleagues because they promote positive training techniques that get the dogs to think rather than to behave by rote or from fear.

Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening our Relationships with Dogs, by Suzanne Clothier

The Dog Listener: A Noted Expert tells you How to Communicate with
Your Dog for Willing Cooperation

, by Jan Fennell

The Latchkey Dog: How the way you live shapes the Behavior of the Dog you Love, by Jodi Andersen

Beyond Obedience, by April Frost

The Power of Positive Dog Training, by Pat Miller.
She also has articles nearly every month in
 The Whole Dog Journal.

Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training

Click to Win
, both by Karen Pryor

The Other End of the Leash, by Patricia McConnell,
who also has a series of training books that focus on specific areas.
These are small books that you can sit down and read pretty quickly. 

Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson

Click for Joy, by Melissa Alexander

Ian Dunbar of "Sirius Puppy Training"  has several videos

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