Recommended Reading & Resources


RECOMMENDED READING and other sources of information (a pdf of this list can be found here)

Decoding Your Dog by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (Dr. Herron coauthor)
From Fearful to Fear Free by Becker, Radosta, Sung and Becker
Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
When Pigs Fly: Training Success with Impossible Dogs by Jane Killion
Smellorama: Nose Games for Dogs by Viviane Theby
Dog University: Training Program to Develop Advanced Skills with Your Dog by Viviane Theby
Dog-Friendly Dog Training by Andrea Arden
Dr. Dunbar’s Good Little Dog Book by Ian Dunbar
How Dogs Learn by Burch and Bailey
Clicker Training for Dogs by Karen Pryor
Clicking With Your Dog by Peggy Tillman
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
Help for Your Fearful Dog by Nicole Wilde
How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks by Ian Dunbar
The New Click to Calm: Solutions for All Dogs in a Challenging World by Emma Parsons
The Dog Who Couldn't Be Petted by Rain Jordan
Canine Behavior, A Photo Illustrated Handbook by Barbara Handelman – Body language
Canine Body Language, A Photographic Guide by Brenda Aloff – Body language
The Language of Dogs (132 Minute Video) by Sarah Kalnajs – Body language
Fear Free Body Language Video

Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin
Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog by Kenneth and Debbie Martin
Before and After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar
Puppy Culture - The Powerful First 12 weeks a DVD by Jane Killion

Doggy Do's & Don'ts by Emily D. Levine DVM DACVB, Sarah Rachel Glazer (Illustrator)
Tell Your Dog You're Pregnant by Lewis Kirkham
Tell Your Cat You're Pregnant by Lewis Kirkham
Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar
Every Picture Tells a Story, An Educational Aid for Children (25-Minute Video) by Ian Dunbar
Kids and Dogs by Katharine Schwarz, RVT, KPA CTP
Dog Bite Prevention for Parents by Doggone Safe
Are Your Kids and Dog Safe? by The Family Dog
Why Dogs Bite Children: A Lesson in Preventing Dog Bites in Kids by Victoria Stilwell
Pet-Child Safety Tips: Downloadable posters and handouts by CattleDog Publishing

A dog bite prevention video for families everywhere telling the story of a dog’s experiences from the child’s perspective, followed by the same story told through the dog’s eyes, which clearly shows the tragic effects of misunderstanding our family dogs:

Decoding Your Cat by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Clicker Training for Cats by Karen Pryor
From the Cat’s Point of View by Gwen Bohnenkamp
Your Home, Their Territory by Tony Buffington
The Cat Whisperer by Mieshelle Nagelschneider
Committed To Claws

Other Resources
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) Approved Handouts
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Position Statements and Handouts (for the public)
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Animal Behavior Blog
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Resources for pet owners
Fear Free ®
Fear Free Happy Homes ®
CattleDog Publishing Home of Dr. Sophia Yin's Low Stress Handling ®
CattleDog Publishing's Free Downloads: Posters, Handouts, and More!
The Family Dog ®
Family Paws ®
Sniffspot Rent safe and private dog "parks" hosted by locals

Product Resources
Toys and Puzzles
Pet Expertise
Stashios Pet
Clean Run
Brilliant K9

Training Resources
Finding a Qualified Trainer or Behavior Consultant
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) - search
IAABC - International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants - search
Fear Free Professionals - search
APDT - The Association of Professional Dog Trainers - search