Resources

TRAINING & BEHAVIOR

 

 

Learning how to communicate with and understand your dog is one of the keys to setting your new dog up for success.

 

VIDEOS – TRAINING IN ACTION, UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR

 

DogStarDaily.com is a great place to find LOTS of videos on almost every topic featuring several different trainers including Dr. Ian Dunbar.  You can learn about housetraining, crate training, problem behaviors, manners and more!  Look through the drop-down menus under the website name/logo in red.  For example:

 

 

Patricia McConnell’s website has videos by topic as well.  For example:

 

 

 

 

GREAT BOOKS TO READ!

 

Anything written by Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, Pat Miller or Dr. Ian Dunbar should be interesting, helpful and insightful. The first two are some of the most recommended books by dog trainers to help us understand our dogs.

 

  • The Other End of the Leash, by Patricia McConnell

  • Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson

  • For the Love of a Dog, Patricia McConnell

  • Love Has No Age Limit, Patricia McConnell

  • The Power of Positive Dog Training - 2nd edition, by Pat Miller & Jean Donaldson

  • Train Your Dog Positively, by Victoria Stillwell

  • Control Unleashed, by Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT

 

 

 

PUPPY TRAINING RESOURCES

 

Looking to get a puppy?  Be ready before they come home – check out these books, videos and more.

 

  • BEFORE You Get Your Puppy, Dr. Ian Dunbar – download this book for free at DogStarDaily.com

  • AFTER You Get Your Puppy, Dr. Ian Dunbar – download this book for free at DogStarDaily.com

  • Raising a Puppy – videos

  • Getting a Puppy books by Patricia McConnell, including “The Puppy Primer”

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FOR OUR PHILOSOPHY 

 

We are exclusively force-free, fear-free and pain-free: check out these videos, articles and more to learn why we only use effective, humane and science based training methods.

 

VIDEOS – WHY DOMINANCE THEORY IS NOT THE ANSWER

 

 

The Heavy Hand Myth - You Don't Need Fear & Pain to Train Dogs.

 

Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training (TED Talks)

 

The Alpha Fallacy - video links

 

 

ARTICLES – THE ALPHA DOG MYTH

 

De-Bunking the "Alpha Dog" Theory by Pat Miller

 

Dog Training and the Myth of Alpha Male Dominance by Jeninne Lee-St. John

 

Misconceptions of the Mythical Alpha Dog by Dr. Ian Dunbar

 

Dominance theories – blog posts, articles, books & DVDs by Patricia McConnell

 

​​Questions about training?  Need a referral?  Contact us today!
 

​Email us at GoBig@savethegiants.com, call us at 720.445.6911 or use the contact form to the right.  We're happy to help!

 

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