Recommended Reading For Puppy Owners

Puppy Start Right, Foundation Training for the Companion Dog
by: Kenneth Martin, DVM, DACVB and Debbie Martin BS, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

This 194-page photo-filled book is easy to read and understand. Written by a veterinarian and a certified dog trainer, it is scientifically accurate and up-to-date. It outlines developmental stages, puppy training, learning theory, and basic obedience training for the older dog as well.  It is spiral bound which allows the reader to set it down and leave it open to any desired page while working with their dog or puppy.

It is available through and It is available as an e-book and a traditional paper book.

Puppy Socialization: What It Is and How to Do It
by Marge Rogers and Eileen Anderson

This is the only book of its kind and is one of Dr. Radosta’s top picks. Socialization is one of the most important times in a dog’s life. When handled correctly fear and anxiety become an afterthought. When handled incorrectly, dogs can become fearful anxious, and aggressive. This book will give you all that you need to know to help you get your puppy off to the right start. It is filled with color photos, simple-to-understand explanations, and links to videos demonstrating the concepts and techniques. It’s a must-read for all puppy pet parents, even those who have had puppies before.

It is available as an e-book and a traditional paper book on

What Are Industry Leaders Saying About Dr. Radosta?

Every once in a while, a veterinary unicorn comes along: competent, confident, compassionate, and a great communicator. Brimming with science and soul. Dr. Lisa Radosta is a true "Jill of all trades," fighting important battles and inspiring future leaders. She has played a big role in making animal behavior important, elevating females in our profession, and showing action steps to make a balance between work and home doable. Equally comfortable in the exam room or coming into people's living room via network TV, Dr. Lisa Radosta fights tirelessly to help pets and people live happier, healthier, fuller lives. I often watch her at the podium, in a board meeting, or in an interview and just think..."you go, girl!

Dr. Marty Becker

Dr. Radosta is exceedingly passionate about each individual animal and understands by helping a pet she is also helping families; her passion is only exceeded by her knowledge to make a difference. Dr. Radosta is also a master communicator, whether it is explaining behavior modification to families desperate for exactly what Dr. Radosta and her team provide to communicating to professional colleagues at veterinary meetings.

Steve Dale, CABC

Every single day Dr. Radosta is making the world a better place for dogs and cats suffering from fear, stress, and anxiety. She's highly regarded by veterinarians and board-certified behaviorists alike and I am honored to have worked alongside her to educate pet parents about the importance of caring for our pet's mental health -- she's my "go-to" for video or blog interviews on behavior topics. I've also been a client of Dr. Radosta's behavior practice and I credit her with opening my eyes back in 2006 to how FAS affects our pets' quality of life. 

Kristen Levine