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Position Statement on Puppy Socialization
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

Position Statement on the Use of Dominance Theory on Behavioral Modification in Animals
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

Position Statement on The Use of Punishment for Behavior Modification in Animals
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

Understanding Training Methods
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

What are Some of the Common Myths About Dog Training
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

Why Do Trainers Use Food When Training and how to use food properly
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

Dog Parks the Good the Bad and the Ugly
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

15 Uses for Walking Without Pulling
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

SouthPaw’s New Puppy Supply Checklist

SouthPaw’s New Kitten Supply Checklist

Books by Leaders in Training & Behavior Modification

by Pat Miller
A Puppy Primer
Do-Over Dogs: Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life
Dogs Being Dogs: Dealing with Digging, Chewing and Barking
It’s Okay to Cry, Pet Loss & Grief
Play with Your Dog
Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog
Positive Perspectives 2: Know Your Dog, Train Your Dog
Reality Bites, Managing and Modifying Aggression in Dogs
The Power of Positive Dog Training

by Patricia B McConnell, Ph.D.
For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotions in You and Your Best Friend
I’ll Be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety
The Cautious Canine
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

by Karen Pryor
Don’t Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training
Getting Started: Clicker Training Your Cats
Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs

by Jolanta Benal
The Dog Trainer’s Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

by Jean Donaldson
Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Agression
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understand the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs

by Alexandra Horowitz
Inside of a Dog, What Dogs See, Smell and Know

by Suzanne Clothier
Bones Would Rain from the Sky

by Ian Dunbar
FREE Download – BEFORE You Get Your Puppy
FREE Download – AFTER You Get Your Puppy
Doctor Dunbar’s Good Little Dog Book
How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks

by Mary Burch, Ph.D. & Jon Bailey, Ph.D.
How Dogs Learn

by ASPCA Kids
Amazing Pet Tricks
Animals at Work
Having Fun with Your Dog
How to Speak Dog!
Kids Making a Difference for Animals


The theories and methodologies contained in the above resources may not necessarily be consistent with the overall views of SouthPaw.

As with all learning, be aware that the training information and suggested approaches covered may or may not be the best options for you and your pet’s particular circumstances.

Please feel free to contact SouthPaw with any questions regarding topics in these or other training and behavioral references.

Happy learning!

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