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Resources

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."

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Ivan Balabanov 

The most important trainer I've learned from.
He has a variety of videos you can purchase to stream but also 5 free PDFs on his website. 
Access the Training Without Conflict Video Vault here
 
 

 

Foundation Training

Using Marker Words in Training 

A great article explaining the use of markers in training and why it's important. 

 

Michael Ellis Philosophy of Dog Training Video

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. 

JJ Belcher on Resource Guarding Video 

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.

 

 

Training Resources 

Leerburg 

Online resources for dog owners, working and pets! 10,000 articles, online catalog and more. 

 

The Collared Scholar Blog 

Fantastic blog with tons of excellent articles and resources for training and behavior questions.  

 

Dave Kroyer 

Huge training resources! He has free videos and a subscription service if you want insider access. 

 

Larry Krohn 

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! 

YOLO PUP Youtube channel

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. 

 

Health Information 

Puppy Developmental Stages 

Puppy Expectation Chart

Image by Ayelt van Veen

Recommended Reading

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

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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 

Recommended Podcasts 

All of these podcasts can be found on whatever streaming app you use. 

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