Links

Below are some great links to websites or specific pages that I value. From educational articles, to products these are things that I have come across and want to share. No one is paying me to share these – but if someone offers I won’t complain!

Books:

The Other End of the Leash – Patricia McConnell  – This book is my Dog Bible. I’ve read countless dog books and if I could only recommend one, it would be this. I reread it at least once or twice a year. Dr. McConnell gives us an in-depth yet relateable look at our communications with dogs. If you only read one book for the rest of the year, make it this one.

On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals – Turid Rugass

 

Online Courses:

Institute of Canine Biology – Online Courses

 
Blogs and Websites:

Institute of Canine Biology Blog

Better Bred – Testing Genetic Diversity

Seppala Kennels – Articles

 

Interesting Articles:

Mill Dog Manifesto

Mentors and Sustainability

Temperament and Drive – Defining Terms – Excellent article about temperament and drive. I think every single dog owner should read this.

Breed Labels: When Guesses Turn Into Predictions

How An Off Leash Dog Ruined My Life

Can Show Dogs Be Hunting Dogs?

Head Halters/Gentle Leaders – Explained

A Look Down the Bottle’s Neck – A consideration of the consequences to a breed of having but a few genetic founders.

 

Products:

Puppy Culture – This is a game changing protocol that will walk you through puppy rearing from birth to twelve weeks old. There are many ways to responsibly raise puppies, but this program is incredibly comprehensive and allows the breeder to maintain consistency.

Etsy Store – Dog Bandanas