Websites and DVDs
Dog Star Daily – Thinking of getting a dog or puppy? Need to train a dog you already have? Advice and articles from experts like Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Patricia McConnell, Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, and many more.
Sophia Yin DVM – Useful, relevant information on training and behavior from the veteran veterinarian, author, and trainer.
Clicker Training – Karen Pryor is an internationally known trainer and author. This website has a great deal of free information and advice on training as well as books, DVDs, videos, classes, seminars, and more.
Why I Train Dogs the Way I Train Dogs – Robin Bennett is a trainer, an author, and a consultant for pet care facilities on the subjects of dog daycare, training, and off-leash dog play. In her twenty years in the pet care industry, she has become an advocate of safe interactions between dogs and people and between dogs and other dogs. This blog post describes her journey to her current method of training.
Dog Training Educational Resources for the Pet Owner – The Pet Professional Guild is dedicated to advocating for and furthering the public’s understanding of force-free dog training and pet care methods and techniques, as well as the state of research in dog training and pet care Their website provides a number of resources for both professionals and pet owners, including a list of force-free trainers both nationally and internationally.
All about Aversives and Punishment – A great summary of leading trainers’ thoughts on aversives and punishment. This is one of several great blog posts by Casey Lomonaco.
Take a Bow Wow! & Bow Wow Take 2! Clicker training techniques and tricks, available through www.dogwise.com or www.clickertraining.com Take a Bow Wow produces dog training videos featuring positive reinforcement and FUN.
The Language of Dogs: Understanding Canine Body Language and Other Communication Signals – Sarah Kalnajs, of Blue Dog Training and Behavior
What Is My Dog Saying? – Carol Byrnes, of Diamonds in the Ruff in Spokane, WA. A wonderful CD to educate dog owners. Byrnes also has created a companion piece for felines: “What Is My Cat Saying?”