Online Services and Information
Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM: A veterinary behaviorist. Her website has a blog with excellent articles on training tricks and she has a number of other resources that you can purchase that will teach you to train your dog or puppy.
Dr. Ian Dunbar, DVM: An animal behaviorist and veterinarian. His website has a section of useful articles for training dogs and eliminating problem behaviors and his blog has a number of articles that provide useful tips for training problem behaviors.
Karen Pryor: An animal behaviorist who trained dolphins for the navy in the late 1960’s and then stunned the dog training world with her seminal book, Don’t Shoot the Dog. She created clicker training for shaping dog behaviors. Her blog is loaded with numerous articles on dog training and her dog training section has training videos that accompany articles.
Susan Ailsby: A long time dog trainer; her “training levels” are a must read. You can download the original training levels for free or buy the new ones.
Denise Fenzi: A long time dog trainer who believes in creating a strong relationship with your dog via games so that the relationship becomes the foundation for obedience training. Her online academy offers people a way to take obedience courses in the comfort of their own home with comments on uploaded videos. Other instructors in the academy offer courses on agility topics, rally topics, nosework and tracking topics, and health and fitness topics.
Sylvia Trkman: An amazing trainer from Slovenia who believes that all training is a game and that if the game is fun, the dog will excel quickly. She offers online courses and a series of "Tricks" DVD for body awareness, coordination, thinking skills, and health. See her website for more information on courses.
Susan Garrett: A long time dog trainer and agility competitor. Her blog has many useful articles about training philosophy. She offers a number of online courses: Recallers (5 Min to a Brilliant Recall) which is helpful for those owners struggling to get a focused dog that can pay attention even under the most distracting circumstances; Puppy Perks which is a course for raising a great puppy; and Say Yes to Contact Success which helps agility students achieve consistent contact performance but is also very useful for training dogs to have body awareness. Her store has many useful books and videos, such as Ruff Love, Shaping Success, Crate Games, and 2 x 2 Weave Pole Training. Ruff Love and Crate Games are classic programs for creating a happy, well-adjusted, non-reactive and controlled dog.
Pamela Dennison: A long time dog trainer. She offers many online courses on recalls, managing a multi-dog household, and dog training for dummies. See her website for more information.
Dog Gear, Equipment and Books
- 4 My PWDs (Water Equipment, Water Harnesses, Books, Treats, Toys, Grooming Equipment)
- Ruffwear (Swim Life Jackets and Harnesses)
- J&J Dog Supplies (Leashes, Collars & Harnesses, Obedience Equipment, Supplies, Books)
- MAX200 Dog Supplies (Agility, Obedience, Flyball, Books, Toys, Grooming Supplies, Crates)
- Affordable Agility (Jumps, Tunnels, Contacts)
- Clean Run Store (Books, Toys, and Gear)
- Dogwise (Books, Ebooks, and Toys)
- Pet Edge (Wholesale Grooming Supplies)
- Show Dog Grooming (Professional Grade Grooming Supplies)
- Dog Houses (Crates, Houses, Kennels, X-Pens, Carriers, Gates, Doors, Beds)