Trainer Tips

​Recommended Resources for Adopters


Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home by Patricia McConnell

Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
Do Over Dogs – Give Your Dog a Second Chance at a First Class Life  by Pat Miller
The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog by Terry Ryan
Family Friendly Dog Training – A Six Week Program for You and Your Dog by Patricia McConnell and Aimee More
Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Loosing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar


Really Reliable Recall – Train Your Dog to Come When Called…No Matter What! DVD by Leslie Nelson
Crate Games for Self Control and Motivation DVD by Susan Garrett
Terrible Teens – Canine Adolescence 6 Months to 2 ½ Years DVD by Trish King


All Books and DVD’s can be found on 

Websites​doftheleash - an ongoing inquiry about the behavior of people and dogs. - the art and science of animal behavior​ – This company funded our training program! – videos, free e-books, blogs about training (Association of Pet Dog Trainers – this website has a local trainer search) – information to get started on clicker training – website for those wonderful food stuff-able toys – excellent dog beds