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RESOURCE LIBARARY 

 

Our Library connects you with carefully selected, current, and science-based annotated resources covering a range of training and behavior topics.  

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CANINE COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT

COMMON BEHAVIORAL AND TRAINING TOPICS

RECOMENDED BOOKS

 

canine communication & development  

 

This page contains articles covering canine communication and development. 

 
 
 
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AGGRESSION 

Ladder of Aggression | Horwitz D, Mills DS. BSAVA 

This handout highlights how to recognize and stop the escalation of aggression in dogs. 

 

CANINE BODY LANGUAGE

"Doggy Language Starring Boggie the Boston Terrier" | Lily Chin

An illustrated drawing of canine body language.

 
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STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

Primary Stages of Development | LCCC

This chart highlights the physical and behavioral development stages of canines from birth.

 
 
 

common behavioral & training topics

 

An evolving assortment of trusted resources covering common canine behavioral issues, training and management topics.

 
 
 
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POSITIVE CRATE TRAINING GUIDE

Karen Pryor Academy

A guide to successful crate training. 

 

 
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WHAT IS CLICKER TRAINING?

Jessica Lehr, KPA CTP

A blog about clicker training. 

 
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THE ABC'S OF BARKING

Kiki Yablon, KPA CTP

A blog addressing reasons dogs bark.

 
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DOG SPEAK: THE SOUND OF DOGS 

Julie Hecht

An article detailing common reasons why dogs bark, and solutions to quiet the behavior. 

 

 
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DOMINANCE THEORY IN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION OF ANIMALS 

The American Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

A position statement on the dominance theory. 

 

SUCCESSFUL DOG ADOPTIONS

Whole Dog Training 

Tips and suggestions for behavior and health care for newly adopted puppies and adult dogs.

 

 

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POSITIVE VETERINARY CARE

The American Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

A Position statement on the importance of positive veterinary care to prevent stress, anxiety and fear.

 

 
 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

 

Recommeded reading list for dog owners.

 
 
 

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PUPPY START RIGHT: FOUNDATION TRAINING FOR THE COMPANION DO

By Kenneth Martin, DVM, and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

This book is a must-read for new puppy parents. Topics covered include developmental stages, problem-solving and prevention, house training and more.

 

 
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THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH

Dr. Patricia McConnell

Wisconsin behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell explores human and dog interactions. A must read for every dog owner. 

 

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DON'T SHOOT THE DOG

Karen Pryor

Karen Pryor offers insights into animal—and human—behavior, along with secrets to changing it in pets, kids—even yourself—without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips...or shooting the dog: 

 

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THE CULTURE CLASH

Jean Donaldson

The Culture Clash depicts dogs as they really are - stripped of their Hollywood fluff, with their loveable 'can I eat it, chew it, urinate on it, what's in it for me' philosophy.