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Recommended reading:

New Puppy

A summary from Dr Ian Dunbar's BEFORE You Get Your Puppy book

BEFORE You Get Your Puppy

This book is simply a MUST READ for anyone thinking of getting a puppy. Puppies should be raised in an errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training set-up. This is very easy to do and everything you need to know is described in this little book.

AFTER You Get Your Puppy

This book covers housesoiling, destructive chewing, barking, separation anxiety, socialization, handling, puppy biting, bite-inhibition and preventing adolescent problems.

DODDS Vaccination Protocol for Dogs

Dr Dodds' vaccine protocol for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable.

Why is a Puppy Class so Important?
Body Language of Fear in Dogs
Dr Sophie Vin's examples of signs of fear and anxiety in dogs. 
How does my puppy learn?

John Rogerson explains how a puppy learns in order to understand how we can train it. 

Socialization and what it means

John provides examples of how you can properly socialize and very simply and quickly train your puppy using a system that satisfies all of the rules by which the dog learns. 

Canine Behaviour Imprinting Stage

This article from The German Shepherd Dog Review, explains every stage of puppyhood and it's importance to behavioural imprinting that is taking place that will affect the dog for the rest of it's life.

AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization 

Why the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour believes that standard care of puppies should include proper socialization even before they are fully vaccinated. 

AVSAB  Position Statement

On the Use of Dominance Theory in Behaviour Modification of Animals

AVSAB  Position Statement

The use of Punishment for Behaviour Modification on Animals

DOG STAR DAILY Lure Reward Training
This article describes a comprehensive lure/reward training program and how it's quick and effective. 
Making a Puppy Play Pen and Den
Home Alone
Dogs & Children
How to Survive Your Dog's Arousal Biting


Dog Collar Types for Safety and Specialty

Courtesy of Whole Dog Journal written by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Dog Park Etiquette

Courtesy of Whole Dog Journal written by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

What To Do If Your Dog Gets Motion Sickness
By Stephanie Colman. Courtesy of Whole Dog Journal
How to Help a Leash-Reactive Dog

By Stephanie Colman. Courtesy of Whole Dog Journal

Interesting and Informative books and websites (click on the bold print):

Patricia McConnell, PhD - The Other End of The Leash, For The Love of the Dog, Leader of The Pack. 

Suzanne Clothier - Bones Would Rain from the Sky

Ted Kerasote - Pukka's Promise

Joan Klucha's articles in The North Shore News

Nicole Wilde -

Brenda Aloff - Canine Body Language; Puppy Problems? No Problem

Turid Rugass - On Talking Terms with Dogs

Dr Sohia Yin -

Pat Miller - The Power of Positive Dog Training and articles for The Whole Dog Journal

Jane Killion - When Pigs Fly

Karon Pryor - Don't Shoot the Dog! 

Jean Donaldson - The Culture Clash,  Fight! 

Victoria Stilwell -

Ken Ramirez - Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of Modern Dog Trainers 

John Rogerson - The Dog Vinci Code

Dr. Ian Dunbar - BEFORE You Get Your Puppy; AFTER You Get Your Puppy; DOG STAR

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