There’s a ton of dog behavior and training information out there. Some is solid gold; some, frankly, is complete rubbish–and some is downright inhumane. How can you tell which is which? These are a few of my go-to resources. The list is short on purpose, to help you zero in on some of the best guidance around.
Your Dog’s Friend is a non-profit supporting dog owners with free training classes & seminars plus reliable, informative articles and a useful blog
Fearful Dogs website is a treasure trove of resources from expert Debbie Jacobs to help owners humanely and effectively rehabilitate their shy, scared pups.
I Speak Dog is for learning all about interpreting canine communication, reading your dog’s emotions, and understanding their reactions.
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell, PhD
Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD and Karen B. London, PhD
Dog Spies: The science behind the dog in your bed by Julie Hecht for Scientific American magazine
Decoding your Pet: Veterinary behavior experts reveal why pets behave the way they do for Psychology Today magazine
Companion Animal Psychology Intriguing stuff based on scientific research, made fun to read by Zazie Todd, PhD