Book, Videos, and Websites I like.
Books I like
The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson
This is the book that got me hooked on dog training. Even though it can be a wee-bit technical in a few spots, I encourage all dog owners to read it if they’d like to really understand their dog and how they learn. You can buy it here.
Life Skills for Puppies - Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills
Getting dogs off to a good start is really important. This book offers great advice for your new addition. You can buy it here.
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs - Jean Donaldson
Growling or even biting when you approach your dog when they have something valuable (like a bully stick, a favorite toy, a favorite spot on the couch, or even their food bowl) is a behavior that can be modified. You can buy it here.
Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression - Jean Donaldson
If your dog is having dog-dog problems, I encourage you to check out this short book packed with good advice. You can buy it here.
Remember Me?: Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction - Eileen Anderson
Our older dogs can get symptoms rather similar to those we see in human Alzheimers or demention patients. This compassionate book will help you understand and assist your aging dog. You can buy it here.
Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs - Malena DeMartini-Price
Dogs who are causing damage or soiling the house while you’re gone might be suffering from separation anxiety. This book helps you identify this problem and help your dog. You can buy it here.
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know - Alexandra Horowitz
This fascinating book “will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. “ You can buy it here.
Videos and Podcasts I like
Kikopup YouTube Videos
Emily Larlham has put together many short videos to demonstrate how to train specific behaviors. You can find her YouTube channel here.
Bravo Dog Podcast
Renée Erdman’s podcast is a nice mix of information for trainers and pet owners. You can download just the podcasts which interest you, of course. I enjoy the variety of topics and guests and Renée’s information is solid. You can find it wherever you download podcasts.
Crate Games by Susan Garret
If your dog doesn’t love their crate, you can turn it into a game so they will. You can buy the DVD here.
I Speak Dog
Your dog is trying to talk to you to let you know when they are happy, scared, or playing vs. fighting, Learn all about dog body language in this informative site. Find it here.
The Great Courses: Dog Training 101
Learn how to train your dog like a professional from my mentor, Jean Donaldson. These self-paced online modules will teach you solid skills and you’ll be training your dog in no time! You can buy it here.
LoRi Nanan’s Courses
Lori has worked with great trainers to put together short self-paced courses on topics like house-training, nail trims, tooth brushing, tricks, and problem behaviors including jumping, separation anxiety, and leash reactivity. If you’re interested in doing the training yourself, these courses will make things easy to understand. Find the courses here.
Companion Animal Psychology
Dr. Zazie Todd brings you science-based information on how to have a better relationship with your pet, with a particular focus on dog training and dog and cat behavior. You can find it here.
The Academy For Dog Trainers Blog
Carefully curated articles on many important topics. Check it out here.
Kristi Benson Dog Training
Good information delivered by a bright and witty writer on nearly all dog topics. I check in frequently. You can find it here.
Canine Enrichment Facebook Group
This group will give you nearly endless ideas for keeping your pup challenged - especially helpful for those rainy days. Find it here.