Position Statements from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

The Case AGAINST Prong/Pinch Collars (and other punishment collars)

Position Statement from Pet Professional Guild on Use of Prong/Pinch Collars in Training

What’s Wrong With The Prong

Recommended Subscriptions

Whole Dog Journal

Recommended Online Behavior Libraries

San Francisco SPCA Online Library

Recommended Resources for GENERAL Behavior Goals

General Training and Behavior – Puppies to Adults

Book: Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson.

Book: Life Skills for Puppies, by Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills.

Games That Foster Training

Article: How to Play Tug with Your Dog

Crate Games, by Susan Garrett: Buy the DVD here or register for the online course here.

Recommended Resources for SPECIFIC Behavior Challenges
(Alphabetical Listing)


Aggression (including Leash Reactivity)

Book: Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression, by Jean Donaldson.

Book: Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog, by Patricia McConnell, Ph. D.  and Karen London, Ph.D.

See “Muzzle Training” below

Anxiety and Fear

Book: The Cautious Canine – How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears, by Patricia McConnell, PhD.


Online Booklet: Barking: What’s the Barking Deal?


Article: Solutions for a Dog who Digs in the Yard? 


Online Course: Nailed It: A Course on How to Cut a Dog Nails – Without Stress, Fear or Pain

Multiple Dogs

Book: Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household, by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

Muzzle Training

Website: Muzzle Up Project

Video: Teaching A Dog To Wear A Muzzle

Resource Guarding

Book: Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, by Jean Donaldson.

Senior Dogs

Book: Remember Me? Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, by Eileen Anderson.

Website: https://dogdementia.com

Separation Anxiety

Book: Treating Separation in Dogs, by Malena DiMartini, Order it here.

Website: Great information and resources about separation anxiety here, including online self-help course:

Trainer: Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer we recommend, Shelly Keel (please note, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers work remotely with their clients using technology – in fact, we don’t want to be in the room with you and your dog because we don’t want our presence to alter their behavior – so distance from your separation anxiety trainer should not be a factor). You can reach Shelly through her website here:

Recommended Videos

Coming soon!

Recommended Websites

I Speak Dog

LoriNanan.com (great online courses!)

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Recommended Trainers

Find an Academy for Dog Trainers trainer, click here.

Find an IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) behavior consultant, click here.