Websites

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's position statements are HERE, including those on Puppy Socialization, Positive Vet Visits, Use Of Dominance Theory, Use Of Punishment as well as Choosing a Trainer.
 

www.dogstardaily.com - info, info, and more info about dogs and their behavior.
 

http://suzanneclothier.com/

 

Debbie Jacob's site & Facebook group are chock full of helpful & important information about fear & dogs:

http://fearfuldogs.com/


https://muzzleupproject.com/

  

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers - https://apdt.com/ 

APDT's extensive list of resources for pet owners: click here.  

Puppy Culture - Puppy raising program from birth and beyond. Great for breeders, rescues and people raising baby puppies.

I Speak Dog - Excellent info on reading canine body language.

 

Free Downloads, Videos & Articles

"He Just Wants To Say Hi" by Suzanne Clothier, an incredibly important MUST READ for just about everyone.

 

"Don't Socialize the Dog!" - despite the title, this is an excellent article on PROPERLY socializing puppies and adult dogs. 

We've recommended reading Ian Dunbar's "Before & After Getting Your Puppy" since the individual books were written. Now you can download them for free! Many thanks to Dr. Dunbar for making this important information available to everyone. LOTS of other great free articles and info on this page as well.
http://www.dogstardaily.com/free-downloads


"Kikopup" on YouTube does a wonderful job of breaking down training to explain just how to teach the behavior she's working on. Very helpful and lots of fun: http://www.youtube.com/kikopup  


DAYCARE: An excellent article on How to find a good dog daycare: Kathy Sdao answers for The Seattle Times.

 

Books & DVDs

This is an incomplete list of books that we add to as we read them. For a much more extensive list of recommended reading, check out the APDT's list here.

 

"Life Skills For Puppies: Laying The Foundation For A Loving, Lasting Relationship" - Zulch & Mills

 

"Bones Would Rain From The Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs" - Suzanne Clothier 

 

"When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs" - Jane Killion (solid foundation info for all dogs)

 

"Help For Your Fearful Dog" - Nicole Wilde

 

"Chase: Managing Your Dog's Predatory Instincts" - Clarissa von Reinhardt

 

DVD: "Jane Killion's Puppy Culture" 
 

DVD: "Really Reliable Recall. Train Your Dog to Come When Called...No Matter What!" - Leslie Nelson

 

More to come..

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