SmartDog Reading and Resources

Video Learn­ing Resources

Dom­i­nance and dogs (Steve Dale: Dom­i­nate Your Pets?)

Train­ing with play (Steve Dale: Train with Healthy Play)

Print and Online Learn­ing Resources

Before You Get Your Puppy (Ian Dun­bar online link)

Prop­erly Social­iz­ing Your Puppy — The Whole Dog Journal

Des­per­ately Seek­ing Snooz­ing — How to Help Your Dog Relax (Karen Pryor online link)

  Learn how to send your dog to relax on a mat in our Essen­tial Man­ners or Urban Dog classes!

14 Com­mon Dog Behav­ior Myths Decoded (Vet­street online link)

What’s Miss­ing in Our Foun­da­tion Dog Train­ing? (Susan Gar­rett How Good is Your Glue? online link)

He Just Wants to Say ‘Hi’!” (for any­one whose dog has growled or snapped at an over-enthusiastic dog) (Susanne Cloth­ier online link)

Pushy Puppy (pushy­puppy 72KB PDF file)

House­train­ing Tips (housetraining_tips 36KB PDF file)

Lit­tlest Hobo (hobo­for­web 28KB PDF file)

Brave New Puppy (brave­new­pup­pies 920KB PDF file)

How’d you do that (howdy­oudo 132KB PDF file)

Brains over Brawn (brainsover­brawn 920KB PDF file)


Rec­om­mended Reading

Cul­ture Clash, Jean Don­ald­son
How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, Dr. Ian Dun­bar
Power of Pos­i­tive Dog Train­ing, Pat Miller
The Other End of The Leash, Patri­cia McConnell PhD
Liv­ing with Kids and Dogs… With­out Los­ing Your Mind, Colleen Pelar

Online Resources

Cana­dian Asso­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional Pet Dog Train­ers
Asso­ci­a­tion of Pet Dog Train­ers
Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Coun­cil for Pet Dog Train­ers
Cit­i­zen Canine
Dog­Wise (online dog books)
Before You Get Your Puppy (Free on-line book)
Karen Pryor’s Clicker Train­ing Library