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Sarah Kalnajs, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant & Certified Pet Dog Trainer APDT/ABMA/IAABC
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Sarah's Recommendations:
Books, Toys, Websites, Training Tools, Educational Links, Trainers, Miscellaneous:

Top Ten Books for Dog Owners or People Considering Getting a Dog
  1. How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves : Sophia Yin
  2. How Dogs Learn : Burch and Bailey
  3. Parenting Your Dog : Trish King
  4. Dog Friendly Dog Training : Andrea Arden
  5. Don't Shoot the Dog : Karen Pryor
  6. Dog Language : Roger Abrantes
  7. The Culture Clash : Jean Donaldson
  8. On Talking Terms with Dogs : Turid Rugaas
  9. Outwitting Dogs : Terry Ryan
  10. Before & After You Get Your Puppy : Ian Dunbar


Top Ten Books For Owners of "Difficult" Dogs

  1. Mine : Jean Donaldson
  2. The Bark Stops Here : Terry Ryan
  3. Aggression in Dogs : Brenda Aloff
  4. The Language of Dogs : (video) Sarah Kalnajs
  5. Fight : Jean Donaldson
  6. Help for Your Shy Dog : Deborah Wood
  7. Dogs Home Alone : Roger Abrantes
  8. Scaredy Dog : Ali Brown
  9. Canine Aggression Workbook : James O'Heare
  10. Bringing Light to Shadow - A Dog Trainer's Diary : Pamela Dennison


Top Ten Books for Animal Professionals (Trainers, Rescue workers, Shelter Staff)

  1. Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training Volume 1 : Steven Lindsay
  2. Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training Volume 2 : Steven Lindsay
  3. Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training Volume 3 : Steven Lindsay
  4. Excel-erated Learning : Pamela Reid
  5. Behavior Problems in Dogs : William Campbell
  6. Coaching People to Train Their Dogs : Terry Ryan
  7. One on One : Nicole Wilde
  8. Evolution of Canine Social Behavior : Roger Abrantes
  9. Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog : Scott and Fuller
  10. Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, and Evolution : Raymond Coppinger

Must-Have Learning Toys

  1. Petsafe Busy Buddy Line at store.petsafe.net/toys
  2. Everlasting Fun Ball / Everlasting Treat Ball at starmarkbehavior.myshopify.com
  3. Booda Rip Ems
  4. Kong products
  5. Intellicube / Intellibone
  6. Hide a Squirrel / Hide a Bee / Hide a Bird
  7. Egg Babies toys
  8. Havaball
  9. Grunters
  10. Agilite Home Agility Equipment

Madison (WI) Pet Stores That Carry Products Recommended by Blue Dog

  1. MadCat Pet Supplies : www.facebook.com/felineunderground
  2. Nutzy Mutz & Crazy Catz : nutzymutz.com
  3. Bad Dog Frida : baddogfrida.com

Top Ten Coolest Dog Stuff Sites (Cat Stuff Too)

  1. Dogwise : www.dogwise.com
  2. Sitstay.com : www.sitstay.com
  3. George of San Francisco : www.georgesf.com
  4. Planet Dog : www.planetdog.com
  5. Fetch Pets: wwww.caninestyles.com
  6. Barker and Meowsky : www.barkerandmeowsky.com
  7. Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies : www.behavior.org

Top Training Tools

  1. Dog-Safe Hands-Free Leash (www.bluedogtraining.com)
  2. Quick Draw Treat Bag (Premier Pets)
  3. Target Sticks (mytrainingstore.com)
  4. Clickers (starmarkbehavior.myshopify.com has a nice one)
  5. Solid Gold Tiny Tot Treats (the best for training)
  6. Gentle Leader
  7. SENSE-ation Dog Harness (www.softouchconcepts.com/product)

Training Tools Blue Dog DOES NOT Recommend

  1. Electronic training collars
  2. Flexi-leads (not suitable for training)
  3. Metal choke chains with no safety mechanism built in (unlike the cloth Martingale type collar)

Websites To Visit For Those Who Love Dogs

  1. International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (iaabc.org)
  2. Association of Pet Dog Trainers (apdt.com)
  3. MadCat Pet Supplies, Madison, WI (www.facebook.com/felineunderground)
  4. All about clicker training (www.clickertraining.com)
  5. Dog Clicker Training Website (www.clickertrainusa.com)
  6. The cutest dog tags ever! (www.fetchingtags.net)
  7. Dog Books (www.dogwise.com)
  8. Pamper your pet products (www.georgesf.com , www.planetdog.com)
  9. Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (www.behavior.org)
  10. Looking for a pet? (www.petfinder.com)
  11. Dog videos (www.tawzerdog.com)

Blue Dog Recommended Dog Foods

  1. Evo (Innova)
  2. Solid Gold
  3. Wellness
  4. Healthy Kitchen
  5. Karma
  6. Wysong
  7. Canidae
  8. Fromm's Ultra
  9. Nature's Variety

Recommended Trainers

Florida
Angelica Steinker : Courteous Canine
Michigan:
Lisa Laney : Woofology
North Carolina:
Jennifer Shryock : Family Paws
Virginia (Charlottesville):
Tara McLaughlin, CPDT : GoodDog! Training
Washington:
Jaycee Barrett, CCS : Henry's Royal Canine Care

Educational Links - Kids and Dogs

  1. The Kennel Club : Safe and Sound
  2. Doggone Safe : Learn to Speak Dog

Miscellaneous Links