Suggested Reading

Peg & Jazz

Young Puppy Socialization

Simplicity photo shoot

General Training and Philosophy

  • Understanding how a person earns the reputation as a great trainer, and what separates a great trainer from an average trainer? The Top 10 Behaviours of Expert Animal Trainers by Steve Martin
  • Beyond the Backyard - Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere! by Denise Fenzi. A MUST have for anyone who trains dogs - from pet owners to professionals. Fenzi covers the theory and philosophy of training, the practical how-to in the real world, and problem-solving and troubleshooting. There is nothing else like this that comes close to explaining how to move along in your training so that you have a very well trained dog!
  • Excellent overview of marker training by
  • Barbara Shumannfang: Puppy Savvy: The Pocket Guide to Raising Your Dog Without Going Bonkers
  • Suzanne Clothier, Bones Would Rain from the Sky ISBN 0-446-52593-6
  • Suzanne Clothier, Finding a Balance: Issues of Power in the Dog/Human Relationship ISBN 0-9646529-6-X
  • Suzanne Clothier, The Seven C's: A Guide to Training and Relationships ISBN 0-9646529-3-5
  • Suzanne Clothier, Understanding & Teaching Self Control ISBN 0-9646529-5-1
  • Ian Dunbar, Dog Behavior ISBN 0-87605-236-7
  • Dee Ganley, Changing People Changing Dogs ISBN 978-0-9802228-0-07
  • Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., The Other End of the Leash, ISBN 0-345-44679-8
  • Pat Miller, The Power of Positive Dog Training ISBN 0-7645-3609-5
  • Learning is all about how the animal in front of you responds to what you do: Why the "force free" label is a poor choice for describing what I DO as a trainer

Rally dogs

Why "Alpha" and Dominance Theories are Outdated and Harmful

Jumpin' Jazz

Dog Adoption Information

Therapy Dog Training

Health and Family Dog Training

Ideas and Critical Thinking

Behavior and Biological Information

Early Spay-Neuter Information

Ring Success

Jazz wagging