I know you have a million questions about how to properly train your dog. I want to help you get started with a few training essentials. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, or you come up with some questions of your own, please let me know. Making new connections and developing lasting relationships with my clients is a passion of mine.
"Tools are only as good as the level of education of the owner. I want all dog owners to have as many GOOD tools as possible. Please don't try to 'fix' issues like reactivity, aggression, environmental instability, fear or other serious issues without the proper education and tools. Reach out! There is help for you and your dog."
A great article explaining the use of markers in training and why it's important.
No matter how many times I watch this video it's so good and I always pick up something new.
Behavior Modification Training
On Dog Reactivity
This is one of the most common issues I get asked about. Check out these three resources and contact me to get some help reclaiming your walks and create a plan to help your dog be safe and secure.
Resource Guarding is when a dog has an object and wants to protect it from getting taken away. This is most common with food, toys, or bones. In this video, JJ Belcher explains how to properly train your dog so that they don’t feel the need to resource guard.
Online resources for dog owners, working and pets! 10,000 articles, online catalog and more.
Fantastic blog with tons of excellent articles and resources for training and behavior questions.
Huge training resources! He has free videos and a subscription service if you want insider access.
Excellent trainer with a lot of great videos and resources. His book on e-collar work is one of the best. Highly recommend his work!
Excellent channel to use for education, training tips and specific issues you're having trouble with, a large range of topics, interviews and a deep library of videos.
Click on any of the logos below to learn more about their local business!
Information on why waiting to Spay/Neuter is Important
Morris Animal Foundation
Associated Disorders with Early Altering
AKC Health Foundation Article
Spay-neuter considerations to maximize health
Recommended Dog Foods & Supplements
Victor Dog Food
O'Paws Advanced Mobility
Grizzly Salmon Oil
Puppy Developmental Stages
Puppy Expectation Chart
In addition to the resources I've shared these are some of the best books on dogs, training and dogs psychology I've found! Most can be found through amazon or on thriftbooks.com if you're looking for a deal.
Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor
Reaching the Animal Mind : Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us about All Animals by Karen Pryor
Team Dog : How to Train Your Dog--The Navy SEAL Way by Gary Brozek and Mike Ritland
Canine Body Language : A Photographic Guide: Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog by Brenda Aloff
Everything You Need to Know about e Collar Training by Larry Krohn
Books by Patricia B. McConnell:
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
The Cautious Canine
I'll be Home Soon!
The Puppy Primer
How Dogs Learn by Mary R. Burch
The Art of Training Your Dog by Marc Goldberg and the Monks of New Skete
No Bad Dogs by Barbara Woodhouse
The Mentally Sound Dog by Gail Clark
Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
All of these podcasts can be found on whatever streaming app you use.