Social, Civil, and Savvy- Laura VanArendonk Baugh CDPT
If you are only going to read 1 book before you get your new pup-READ THIS ONE!!
Pukka's Promise- Ted Kerasote
The author spent years researching the keys to canine health and longevity - diet, vaccines, spay/neuter, the book has a ton of info in a very readable format.
The Breeder's Guide to Raising Superstar Dogs- Jerry Hope
How good breeders can give their pups a great start in life
Before and After Getting Your Puppy- Dr Ian Dunbar
Full of information on crate training, socialization, picking a good breeder, and raising your new pup
The Puppy Primer- Patricia McConnell
One of the books I send home with new pups if the owners have already read the Dr. Dunbar book
How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves- Sophia Yin
Fantastic book on positive training for your dog, includes how to walk nicely on a leash and the all important 'sit to say please'.
Culture Clash- Jean Dondaldson
One of the best books explaining the why and how of socialization.
The Other End Of the Leash- Patricia McConnell
Raw Food- Make it Easy... Carina Beth MacDonald
the raw diet kept simple
K9Kitchen- Monica Segal (2nd edition)
How to be certain your dog's home prepared diet meets NRC guidelines