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