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Great Resources for pet people...
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Great blogs & articles...

Animal Behavior Associates, Inc.
All of the following short articles were written by Daniel Estep, Ph.D. and Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D. Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists. This great link addresses both dog and cat behavior.

The Other End of the Leash Patricia McConnell, Phd.:
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an expert applied animal behaviorist. Her company, Dog's Best Friend, Ltd., specializes in family dog-training and treating aggression in dogs, and she is an immensely popular speaker around the country. She is the co-host of Calling All Pets, an animal behavior advice show syndicated to a hundred public radio stations, and works daily with four dogs (three border collies and a Great Pyrenees) on her sheep farm outside of Madison.

Jean Donaldson's Blog LLC: Author, "Oh Behave", the groundbreaking "Culture Clash" and many, many more. In 1999 she founded The Academy for Dog Trainers at The San Francisco SPCA, which has gained a reputation as the Harvard for dog trainers.

Training-Dogs.com - Ian Dunbar Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and writer. Dr. Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) and a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at the University of California in Berkeley, where he spent ten years researching olfactory communication, the development of hierarchical social behavior, and aggression in domestic dogs. Dr. Dunbar is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the International Society for Applied Ethology, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Sierra Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (which he founded).

Peaceable Paws Pat Miller LLC Pat Miller has been a dog trainer for over thirty years. She is the founder of Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training Center and is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is a leading proponent of positive dog training techniques, and her columns on training are read by thousands in publications such as Whole Dog Journal.

"Dog Trying to Dominate Your World?" Have you ever been told that your dog’s behavioural problem is due to it trying to “dominate “you? Have you read or seen on television that your dog is behaving badly because it wants to take over as “Alpha “male? Or told that your dog is defying you to become “leader of the pack”? If the answer is yes then you have to ask yourself are you being given the correct advice.

"Oh Behave"-Training Dogs the Positive Way Lisa Manolius, Owner/Trainer of Oh Behave!, is an Honors graduate of the San Francisco SPCA’s Academy for Dog Trainers, frequently referred to as the “Harvard” for dog trainers, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Training dogs is Lisa’s passion and dream job.

Behind the Behavior: Information on Dog, Cat, and Bird Behavior from Companion Animal Solutions

Great books...

    Books I have read and heartily recommend are available at:
  • Dogwise simply the best online store for great books on understanding and training your canine friend.
  • Chapters/Indigo
  • Amazon Canada

otherend"The Other End of the Leash"
Patricia McConnell Phd
When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages.

forthelove "For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend"
Trish McConnell's latest book takes a look at canine emotions and body language. Like all her books, this one is written in a way that the average dog owner can follow but brings the latest scientific information that trainers and dog enthusiasts can use.

ohbehave "Oh Behave"
Jean Donaldson PhD
In 55 essays, Jean tackles issues ranging from the nature vs nurture debate, to the role of dominance in domestic dogs, to what are the most effective ways to train dogs. Along with her other best selling books, Oh Behave! is destined to be a classic in the literature on dog behavior.

cultureclash "Culture Clash"
The book that has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans has been revised. Dogs are not humans. Dogs are clever and complex creatures that humans need to take the time to understand in order to live together successfully.

dontshoot"Don't Shoot the Dog!
Karen Pryor
Use behavioral training on people, dogs and other animals to make changes! End undesirable behavior; learn "affection training".

sirus "How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training Manual"
Ian Dunbar
Voted the #1 BEST BOOK (1999) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers?the largest and most influential worldwide association of professional pet dog trainers. Fun training with toys, treats, lures, and rewards. Easy, fun-loving, dog-friendly methods for teaching basic manners off-leash, and for temperament modification and behavior problem troubleshooting. Written from the dog's point of view and emphasizing natural motivational methods to teach your dog to want to do what you want him to do ……

thepower"The Power of Positive Dog Training"
Pat Miller
Demonstrates how you can train your dog, have fun, and build a lasting relationship at the same time. Walk away from punishment-based training methods and learn how you can reward your dog to obtain and reinforce the behaviors you could only dream about achieving. When you apply the training methods in this book and follow the unique six-week training program, your dog will learn to think and to choose proper behavior.


Great organizations...

International Positive Dog Training Association (IPDTA): Setting The International Standard For

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Great links


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