Dog Training Resources
These are some of our favorite go-to videos, articles, books, and other resources to help you with common training and behavior issues.

Puppy Socialization and Training





Fearful Dogs





Impulse Control and Calm





Dealing With Distractions





Leave It/Drop It


Leave It- Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training Leave It- Elizabeth Kennedy, The Bark Wait, Drop It- Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training Drop It and Structured Play- Calm Canine Academy Drop It- Kikopup




Loose Leash Walking


Loose Leash Walking- Training Positive Techniques and Equipment for Strong Pullers- Michael Shikashio Leash Walking- Whole Dog Journal The Importance of Sniffing on Walks- Pet MD Teaching "Go Sniff"- Atta Pup! Teaching "Let's Go"- Eileen and Dogs




Crate Training





Essential Skills Like: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Name, Wait


Teaching Stay- Chirag Patel Sit, Down, and Stand Using Lures- Chirag Patel Down and Recall- Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training Down/Stay- Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training The Name Game- FACT Academy Wait- Whole Dog Journal Teaching Wait- SassyT Canine Academy Wait- Savvy Dog Training Release Cues- Darcy the Dog Trainer




Touch or Targeting


Touch for a Fearful Dog- Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training Touch Target Training- Kikopup How and Why to Teach Hand Targeting- Laurie Luck




Potty Training


Housetraining Tutorial- Training Positive How to Potty Train a Dog- Dr. Sarah Richardson, Whole Dog Journal




Separation Anxiety


Separation Anxiety Webinar- Tracy Krulik for Every Dog
Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer
, Kim Roche




Veterinary Behavior and Medication


What is a Veterinary Behaviorist- American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Dr. Ken Martin (Austin Area) Dr. Lore Haug (Houston Area) The Use of Medications in Canine Behavior Therapy- Dr. Ilana Reisner Medication as a First-Line Therapy- Jen Summerfield, DVM, AVSAB Behavioral Medications for Fearful Dogs- Fearful Dogs Understanding Behavior Altering Drugs- Whole Dog Journal Don't "ACE" the Fear- Marty Becker, DVM Nonprescription Calming Aids- Pet MD
Common Myths of Veterinary Behavior- Dr. Amy Pike
Psychiatric Medication for Pets- Dr. Amy Pike, DVM, DACVB CBD- the "miracle drug"-Dr. Leslie Sinn, DVM, DACVB Behavior Products and Medications- Dr. Amy Pike, DVM, DACVB




Handling, Vet Visits, and Cooperative Care


What is Cooperative Care- The IAABC Journal Cooperative Veterinary Care Facebook Group
Positive Veterinary Care Position Statement-
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Fear Free Pets Conditioning to a Harness- Chirag Patel Cooperative Care Nose Target- Chirag Patel Teaching Paw Handing- From Dusk Till Dog Conditioning to a Head Halter- Ahimsa Dog Training Fitting a Head Halter- Jean Donaldson Cooperative Care Webinar- Heather Clever for Every Dog




Muzzle Training


Muzzle Up Project- overall resource on muzzles Conditioning a Muzzle- Chirag Patel Muzzle Training- Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training Choosing a Muzzle- Michael Shikashio




Enrichment and Toys


Canine Enrichment Facebook Group Kong Treat Toy- (if your dog is a strong chewer, buy the black Kong. If your dog is a milder chewer, you can go for the red one! Make sure you buy the larger sizes for larger dogs.) Snuffle Mats- there are other versions of snuffle mats if you search around! LickiMat Slow Feeders Toppl Treat Toy Tux Treat Toy Bully Sticks Fluff & Tuff Toys




Breaking Down Common Myths


Dominance Position Statement- AVSAB Dominance Debunked- Training Positive Debunking the "Alpha Dog" Theory- Pat Miller, Whole Dog Journal Use of Punishment in Dog Training- Zazie Todd, Companion Animal Psychology




Harnesses and Other "Stuff"


Freedom Harness Balance Harness Gentle Leader




Fun and Games!


A Beginner's Guide to Agility- 3 Lost Dogs Agility Training Tips- Affordable Agility




Clicker and Positive Reinforcement Training


Rewarding What You Want- Dogminded Clicker Training- Best Friends What is Clicker Training?- Karen Pryor Academy Starting Clicker Training- Kikopup




Dealing with "Naughty" Behaviors


How to Stop Attention Seeking Behavior- Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, DACVB Preventing Counter Surfing- Best Friends Jumping While Greeting- Whole Dog Journal Training Dogs Not to Jump- FACT Academy Creating Calm Greetings- Whole Dog Journal




Resource Guarding


Working With Resource Guarding- Trish McMillan How to Prevent and Fix Resource Guarding- Everything Dog How to Teach Your Dog to Share- Grisha Stewart




Canine Good Citizen


Training Tips for the CGC Test- Dog Boys Take the Test- American Kennel Club




Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Emotional Support Dogs


Bow Wow Therapy Dogs- The Dog Alliance Therapy Dogs- Divine Canines Differences Between SDs, TDs, ESAs- American Kennel Club Service Animal FAQs- Americans with Disabilities Act Differences between SDs, TDs, ESAs- ICAN Dogs




Reactive Dogs