For those interested in positive training and learning more about basic canine behavior:

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:

Dominance Position Statement

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.

Punishment Position Statement

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.

Puppy Socialization Position Statement

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.

How to Choose a Trainer Handout

This handout goes over guidelines for choosing a dog trainer so you and your dog can have a great experience.