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Default Positive Dog Training and Raising Resources

Have a new puppy? Or maybe an older dog with some issues? There IS a way to gently discipline dogs! Positive dog training is effective, fun, and dog friendly. Here are some resources to set you on the right track:

Books: (these are all available on amazon.com or dogwise.com)

Puppy Training and Development

* Before You Get Your Puppy - Ian Dunbar - view this one online for free here! (click on Media Downloads and scroll about halfway down)
* After You Get Your Puppy - Ian Dunbar
* Your Outta Control Puppy - Teoti Anderson

Training and Understanding Dog Behavior

* The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson
* The Power of Positive Dog Training - Pat Miller
* Don't Shoot the Dog - Karen Pryor
* How To Teach a New Dog Old Tricks - Ian Dunbar
* Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Training - Pamela Dennison
* Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog - Pat Miller
* How To Behave So Your Dog Behaves - Sophia Yin
* Dog Friendly Dog Training - Andrea Arden
* Excel-erated Dog Training - Pam Reid

Behavior Problems

GENERAL

* Dogs Are From Neptune - Jean Donaldson

AGGRESSION

* Aggression in Dogs - Brenda Aloff
* Mine! - Jean Donaldson (resource guarding)
* Fight! - Jean Donaldson (dog-dog aggression)

SEPARATION ANXIETY

* I’ll Be Home Soon - Patricia McConnell
* Canine Separation Anxiety Workbook - James O’Heare

FEAR AND OTHER ANXIETIES

* Help for Your Fearful Dog: A Step by Step Guide to Helping Your Dog Conquer His Fears - Nicole Wilde
* Cautious Canine - Patricia McConnell
* Help for Your Shy Dog - Deborah Wood

Websites and links on dog training:


Problem Solving:

Comprehensive list of training articles - solving problem behaviors and training new ones.

Some of the topics:

I have (or plan on getting) a new puppy - what do I do?
Puppy Training
House Training
What is clicker training?
Stopping negative behavior positively
Resource Guarding and how to stop it
Bite Inhibition - what EVERY PUPPY should learn
List of specific problem behaviors and positive solutions

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Are you looking for a professional dog trainer? Here are 2 resources:

"The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. We continue to promote professional trainers to the veterinary profession and to increase public awareness of dog friendly training techniques.

*Also, Group Classes at PetSmart are generally positive based and run by knowledgeable trainers as well.


Are you confused or worried about dominance?

Here is an excellent article in .doc format delineating what it IS, what it is NOT, and how to achieve it... "Debunking the Dominance Myth"

and from the great Ian Dunbar, "Why Can't a Dog Be Like a Dog?"

What are the most important things a puppy needs to learn?


1. Household Etiquette
2. Home Alone
3. Socialization with People
4. Dog-Dog Socialization
5. Sit and Settle Down Commands
6. Bite Inhibition
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