Recommended Reading

Karen Pryor, Don’t Shoot the Dog
Jean Donaldson, The Culture Clash
Patricia A McConnell, The Other End of The Leash
Dr. Sophia Yin, How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves
Dr. Sophia Yin, Perfect Puppy in 7 days
Colleen Pelar, Living with Kids and Dogs...Without Losing Your Mind
Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Decoding Your Dog

Online Resources

Dr. Sophia Yin: The Art of Science and Animal Behavior

Karen Pryor: Info and resources from one of the country’s leading experts in positive reinforcement animal training.

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB): Statements on dominance theory and punishment training.  Dominance Theory

The Use of Punishment for Behavior Modification in Animals 

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s (AVSAB) position statement on puppy socialization.

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s (AVSAB) How to choose a dog trainer

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT): Dominance and Dog Training.