General Resources


Here are a list of some of my favorite behavior books

  • Culture Clash, 2nd Edition by Jean Donaldson
  • Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multiple Dog Household by Patricia McConnell & Karen B. London
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Don’t Shoot the Dog – by Karen Pryor
  • The Puppy Primer – by Patricia B. McConnell and Brenda Scidmore
  • Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt
  • Canine Enrichment for the Real World - Allie Bender Cooperative Care: Seven Steps to Stress-Free Husbandry by Deborah Jones PhD
  • SF SPCA dog behavior book list

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Tricks and Fun!

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

Behavior Science

Why I don't like prong or choke 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)


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Brooke Lewis DVM

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