First Aid & CPR
Would you know how to care for your pet in an emergency? To find a place for Pet First Aid and Wellness classes in your area, try Pet Tech.
All Things Dog
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.
Finding A Responsible Breeder: Myths And Facts, from a dog owner who has first-hand experience with less-than-reputable breeders.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals is the place to find out if health tests have been done on the parents of the puppy you are thinking of buying.
The New York Times: The Modern Kennel Conundrum, a long but wonderfully well-written and important article about breeding today.
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
Victoria Stillwell debunks the Pack Theory
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB): Statement on dominance theory.
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
The Pet Professional Guild, an organization of pet professionals sworn to use force-free and pain-free methods, has a wealth of information from puppy socialization to the use of shock. See their position statements here.
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
Thinking of becoming a dog trainer?
Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers
Veronica Boutelle’s dogtec, for dog professionals
Pat Miller’s Peaceable Paws
CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
Service Dog Information
Service Dog or Therapy Dog? Nancy Weller talks about the differences between the two.
Therapy Dog Information