Resources

TV And Videos On Reward-Based Positive Training

Dr Ian Dunbar’s TED talk on dog-friendly training.

Victoria Stilwell’s It’s Me or the Dog on Animal Planet. A selection of short videos that illustrate a positive reinforcement approach to many different dog training problems.

Finding A Puppy

The American Humane Society’s article about Buying vs. Adopting A Puppy A quick read and great food for thought.

The New York Times: The Modern Kennel Conundrum, a long but wonderfully well-written and important article about breeding today.

Recommended Reading

  • Teoti Anderson, Your Outta Control Puppy
  • Dr Ian Dunbar, Before and After Getting Your Puppy
  • Melissa Alexander, Click For Joy
  • Karen Pryor, Don’t Shoot the Dog
  • Jean Donaldson, The Culture Clash
  • Patricia A McConnell, The Other End of The Leash

Debunking The Dominance Myth

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB): Statements on dominance theory and punishment training. (PDFs, 2.7MB)

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT): Dominance and Dog Training.

Pat Miller, CPDT, founder of Peaceable Paws, in The Bark: Accentuate the Positive—Research Validates Positive Reinforcement.

Online Resources

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s (AVSAB) position statement on puppy socialization. (PDF 3.1MB).

Karen Pryor: Info and resources from one of the country’s leading experts in positive reinforcement animal training.

ASPCA extensive library of articles about canine behavior.

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