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.

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Puppy Socialization and Training

Fearful Dogs

If you have a fearful dog, let us help! Check out our class schedule for upcoming fearful dog classes, or Book a private training session.

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
If your dog is struggling with separation anxiety, PLEASE reach out for help. We can help you get started and refer you to specialists. Book a private training session.

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 If you're struggling with behavior issues, PLEASE reach out for help as soon as possible. Book a private training session.

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 Need some help choosing a muzzle or training your dog to love it? Book a private training session.

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! Our favorite enrichment items from Amazon *Every Dog receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
Canine Enrichment Webinar- from South Austin Dog Center for Every Dog

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"

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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 Want to start training with your dog? Book a private training session.

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 Resource guarding behavior can be a serious safety issue. Please get help as soon as possible. Book a private training session.

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

Struggling with reactivity? Book a private training session.