General Resources


Here are a list of some of my favorite behavior books Puppy Before and After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor The Puppy Primer – by Patricia B. McConnell and Brenda Scidmore Power of Positive Dog Traning by Pat Miller The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy by Victoria Stilwell General Information about Dogs and Training Doggie Language: A Dog Lover's Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend by Lili Chin Canine Enrichment for the Real World - Allie Bender Cooperative Care: Seven Steps to Stress-Free Husbandry by Deborah Jones PhD Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multiple Dog Household by Patricia McConnell & Karen B. London The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
How to Behave so Your Dog Behaves – By Sophia Yin DVM, MS Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones – by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists SF SPCA dog behavior book list Behavior Problems The Cautious Canine – How to Help Dogs Conquer their Fears – by Patricia McConn Feisty Fido – Help for the Leash Reactive Dog by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt Beware Of The Dog - Positive Solutions for Aggressive Behavior In Dogs by Pat Miller

Local Trainers

Pack Leader Myths

Blog Article: Pack Leaders by eileenanddogs

Cat Resources

Reading Cat Body Language

Blog Article: Feline Body Language by All Pets Education and Training

Dog Resources

Cooperative Veterinary Care

Article : Cooperative Care: The How and the Why by Sarah Dixon Video : Teaching A Dog To Wear A Muzzle (Muzzle Training) by Chirag Patel Video : Canine Chin Rest Behavior: Voluntary Injection & Ear Care by Laura Monaco Torelli Video : The Bucket Game Introduction by Chirag Patel Handout: Nail Trims by Dr. Sophia Yin Infographic : Fear Free Cheat Sheet by DVM360

Tricks and Fun!

Make Dogs Think - by Roxanne Hawn Activities You Can Do With Your Dog

Helpful Equipment

HARNESSES & LEASHES Handout : SF SPCA Great Chart of leash and collar options Handout: Harness Recommendations by Brooke Ferguson for Cheery Dogs MUZZLES Baskerville Ultra Muzzle - I recommend trying on at your local pet store to get the best fit. Bumas Muzzle - For the hard to fit dog. URINE Belly Bands for males that mark Anti-Icky Poo - Excellent cleaner for those tough to clean spots. Nature's Miracle - A good second choice for tough to clean spots ODDS N ENDS Blog Article: Benefits of Window Film for the Household with Reactive Dogs by Eileen Anderson Pig/Blocking Board: to block eye contact between dogs that don't get along.


Socialization Checklist for Socialization by Dr. Sophia YIn - Printable Socialization vs Exposure by Kelly Legarreta - Article Early Training Teaching Dogs to Love Having Their Toenails Trimmed by Dr. Sophia Yin - Handout Lessons for My Puppy by Eileen Anderson and Marge Rogers, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA How to Train Your Puppy Not to Bite By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA Crate Training Four on the Floor By Donna Savoie Puppy Training Handout by TVP More Reading Puppy Adoption Handbook by San Francisco SPCA - Ebook When Do We need To Intervene During Dog Play? by Georgina Lees-Smith BSc Hons, Phys, CDBC AVSAB Position Statement On Puppy Socialization

Dog Enrichment

GAMES & ACTIVITIES Article: Making Dog's Think: 5 ways to Engage the Canine Mind by Roxanne Hawn Blog Article: Indoor Fun and Games To Keep Your Dog Busy on Cold Winter Days Blog Article: 33 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy Indoors by Puppy Leaks Video : Kikopup YouTube Training Blog Article & Video : Scent work at home - All Pets Education and Training Blog Article : Crate Rest Activities by All Pets Education Training Blog Article: Enrichment for Dogs by All Pets Education and Training FOOD TOYS & TREATS Handout: Kong Stuffing by Dog Tired DayCare Blog Article: Puzzle Toys for Dogs - List by Dr. Borns-Weil Blog Article: Kong Stuffing Recipes by Kong Video : Licky Mat - Positive Pet Project Video: Kong Stuffing 101 - San Diego Humane Society Blog Article: Art of Stuffing Puzzle Toys by I Love Your Dog DIY Blog Article: DIY Square Knot Fleece Loop Tug Toy: Blog post by Dalmatian DIY Blog Article: DIY Snuffle Mat: Blog Post by Honest Kitchen Blog Article: Recycled Enrichment by All Pets Education and Training


CRATE TRAINING Handout: Training Dogs to Love Their Crates by Dr. Sophia Yin
Video: Crate Training Exercises by Cheery Dogs LLC
Video: 4 Feet on the Floor by Chirag Patel Video: How to stop a puppy or dog from jumping up by Dog Trust TARGET TRAINING Video: Targeting with Dogs by Ken Ramirez PATTERN GAMES
Look at That (LAT)

Video: Pipo playing LAT with deer

Behavior Challenges

Why Use Reward-Based Training Methods

​​​​​​​Prong Collars Studies: Severe brain damage after punitive training technique with a choke chain collar in a German shepherd dog (Grohmann et al., 2013) Owner Attachment and Problem Behaviors Related to Relinquishment and Training Techniques of Dogs (Kwain & Bain, 2013) A survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs showing undesired behaviors (Herron 2009). The effects of two training methods on stress-related behaviors of the dog and on the owner-dog relationship (Deldalle et al., 2013). Training methods and owner-dog interactions; links with dog behavior and learning ability(Rooney et al., 2011). Training methods of military dog handlers and their effects on the team’s performances(Haverbecke et al., 2007). The Welfare Consequences and Efficacy of Training Pet Dogs with Remote Electronic Training Collars in Comparision to Reward Based Training (Cooper et al., 2014) The relationship between training methods and the occurrence of behavior problems, as reported by owners, in a population of domestic dogs (Blackwell et al., 2008)

Safe Spaces

Helping a Fearful Dog Feel Safe Eileen Anderson Reflections on the Role of Safety Cues in Training Fearful Animals by Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB How to Set Up a Safe Space for Your Dog by Cathy Madson, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA My Dog’s Safe Place: A Photo Gallery by Eileen Anderson Creating a “Safe Haven” for your Dog by Camden Valley Animal Hospital - Handout

Special Needs Dogs

Deaf Dogs Deaf Dogs by All Pets Education and Training Deaf Dog Education Action Fund Website

House Soiling

Canine House Soiling: Back to Basics by Kelly Ballantyne DVM, DACVB

Separation-Related Disorders

Separation-Related Disorders and the DIfferences Between Cats and Dogs by Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB and Ariel Fagen, DVM Canine Separation Anxiety by Ilana ReisnerDVM, PhD, DACV Separation Anxiety Solution: Training Fido That Calm Behavior Makes You Return by Sophia Yin