Behavior & Training

Behavior/Training Books No Dog Owner Should Be Without:

  • Bones Would Rain From the Sky by Suzanne Clothier
  • Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
  • The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
  • Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training by Pamela Dennison
  • Toolbox For Remodeling Your Problem Dog by Terry Ryan
  • Clicking With Your Dog by Peggy Tillman
  • On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
  • My Dog Pulls! What Do I Do? By Turid Rugaas

    The above books are available through DogWise:

    Recommended Training Websites:


    Need A Little Extra Help?

    A one-on-one session with a behaviorist, or group obedience classes may be just what you need. Please see the following websites of specially selected trainers and organizations who can help:

    Before you choose a trainer or "behaviorist", please read this WARNING!!

  • The Paw Pad--Union, NJ.
  • Wag The Dog--Positive, humane training; Pit Bull experienced instructor in the NYC area.
  • Holistic Behavior Solutions--NJ-based dog trainer.
  • Sun Paws--Alabama
  • Jersey Dog Trainer--Burlington County, NJ-area.
  • Amanda's No Tricks Just Treats--North NJ
  • Turnaround Training--Los Angeles, CA
  • Bridges Dog Training--San Francisco, CA

      Don't see a trainer in your area listed above? Visit the following sites to locate a trainer or behaviorist:

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers--Will help you locate a trainer.
  • Truly Dog Friendly--Will help you locate a trainer.
  • Int'l Assoc. Of Animal Behavior Consultants--Locate a behavior specialist.
  • American College of Veterinary Behaviorists--Find a board certified behaviorist.
  • Int'l Positive Dog Trainers Association--Locate a positive trainer/behaviorist.
  • Find A Clicker Trainer--Locate a clicker trainer.
  • Pain Isn't Training. Don't jerk,
    choke, shock, pinch, pin, or alpha
    roll your dog.  It's not necessary!

    Find out why,