For those interested in positive training and learning more about basic canine behavior:
- The Other End of the Leash, Patricia McConnell
- For the Love of a Dog, Patricia McConnell
- Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor
- The Power of Positive Dog Training, Pat Miller
Resources for parents:
Resources for new puppy owners:
Resources for fostering/adopting a dog:
Resources for fun activities for you and your dog:
AVSAB Position Statements:
This statement has been developed for the purpose of clarifying how AVSAB views the theory of dominance relationships between animals. We also hope that it helps to dispel some myths that have recently become more prevalent among some who work in this field.
This statement focuses on the use of punishment in the training of animals and the learning theories that exist which put the use of punishment into proper perspective.
This statement hopes to increase awareness of the need for socialization in puppies and raise the issue of how vaccination protocols affect the socialization process in puppy classes.
This handout goes over guidelines for choosing a dog trainer so you and your dog can have a great experience.