Resources

All Things Dog

First Aid & CPR

Would you know how to care for your pet in an emergency? Diane Troup of CParf www.cparf.com offers Pet First Aid and Wellness classes.

Videos About Training

From ClickFlicks, a Karen Pryor Clicker Training video: An Introduction To Clicker Training

Articles About Training

Nancy Weller’s Housetraining How-To from The Bay Woof

Finding A puppy

Breeder Comparison Matrix: Educate yourself about types of breeders with this useful matrix. It was created by the Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America, but is relevant to anyone looking for a puppy.

The Humane Society of The United States’s (HSUS) excellent guidelines for How To Find A Good Dog Breeder.

The American Humane Society’s article about Buying vs. Adopting A Puppy, A quick read and great food for thought.

Finding A Responsible Breeder: Myths And Facts, from a dog owner who has first-hand experience with less-than-reputable breeders.

The New York Times: The Modern Kennel Conundrum, a long but wonderfully well-written and important article about breeding today.

Recommended Reading
Jean Donaldson, The Culture Clash
Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., The Puppy Primer
Melissa Alexander, Click For Joy
Vicki Ronchette, Positive Training For Show Dogs
Karen Pryor, Don’t Shoot the Dog
Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., The Other End of The Leash
Jean Donaldson, Oh Behave! Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker
Whole Dog Journal, www.whole-dog-journal.com

Why Dominance Is Out

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB): Statements on dominance theory and punishment training.

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT): Dominance and Dog Training

Pat Miller, CPDT, founder of Peaceable Paws, in The Bark: Accentuate the Positive—Research Validates Positive Reinforcement

Jean Donaldson, founder of the San Francisco SPCA’s Academy for Dog Trainers, author of Culture Clash and other books, in The Bay Woof: The Alpha Myth

Carmen Buitrago, ACAAB, CPDT, Debunking The Dominance Myth. Are dogs lying awake at night plotting a coup?

Online Resources

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s (AVSAB) position statement on puppy socialization

Karen Pryor Clicker Training: Info and resources from one of the country’s leading experts in positive reinforcement animal training

ASPCA (The American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals): Extensive library of articles about canine behavior and health

Thinking of becoming a dog trainer?

Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers
Veronica Boutelle’s dogtec, for dog professionals
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
ADD: Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws

Service Dog Information

Service Dog or Therapy Dog? Nancy Weller talks about the differences between the two.

The Americans With Disabilities Act,

Assistance Dogs International

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners

Clickin Canines

 

THERAPY DOG INFORMATION

Pet Partners

Therapy Dogs International

Therapy Dogs Inc

Furry Friends

 

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