Recommended Links and Reading

Part of Not For Dogs Only’s mission is to stay closely connected to the latest research and information regarding humane training practices and to facilitate its broader distribution.

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers |
Founded in 1993 by Ian Dunbar DVM, Ph.D. as a forum for trainers to associate with one another and to discuss topics of mutual interest, the APDT offers a wealth of information to the dog owning community.

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers |
Created in 2001 by nationally recognized industry professionals, the CCPDT provides a comprehensive, independent certification for the canine professional.

Dog Star Daily |
Acclaimed as a comprehensive digital dog training textbook, Dog Star Daily is an invaluable wealth of information on dog friendly training techniques.

The AVSAB Position Statement on the Use of Dominance Theory in Behavior Modification of Animals




Rooney, N.J., Cowan, S., 2011. Training methods and owner-dog interactions: links with dog behavior and learning ability. Applied Animal Behavior Science 132, 169-177.

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M.E. Herron, F.S. Shofer, I.R. Reisner, 2009.  Survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs showing undesired behaviors.  Applied Animal Behavior Science 117, 47-54.

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P. Rezac, P. Viziova, M. Dobesova, Z. Havlicek, D. Pospisilova, 2011.  Factors affecting dog-dog interactions on walks with their owners.  Applied Animal Behavior Science 134, 170-176.

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J. Bradshaw , E. Blackwell , R. Casey. Dominance in domestic dogs — useful construct or bad habit?  Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research May/June 2009, 135-144.

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C. Arhant, H. Bubna-Littitz, A. Bartels, A. Futschik, J. Troxler, 2010.  Behavior of smaller and larger dogs:  Effects of training methods, inconsistency of owner behavior and level of engagement in activities with the dog.  Applied Animal Behavior Science 123, 131-142.

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