Dogs Best Friend!


at dog’s best friend we passionately believe in the use of positive reinforcement dog training, a philosophy supported not only by anecdotal evidence, but by scientific study by some of the most well-respected animal-related associations in the world. this page is dedicated solely to links and resources produced by some of these organizations.

a punished dog is an aggressive dog
by stanley coren, ph.d
aaha behavioral management guidelines
by american animal hospital association
animal behavior expert debunks dog myths
by lynn schmidt
apdt uk leaflet against the use of choke chains
by apdt uk
are domestic dogs losing the ability to get along with each other?
by laura brody
canine aggression issues
by jim crosby
choke, prong and shock collars can irreversibly damage your dog
by dr. peter dobias
connection between dog training and advocacy
by drayton michaels
do dogs learn faster for food?
dr. stanley coren, ph.d.
dog aggression may be caused by owners, new study finds
by sheila dichoso
dog behavior and training – alpha and pack leadership, what does it really mean?
by debra horwitz, dvm, dacvb and gary landsberg, dvm, dacvb
dog training methods: their use, effectiveness and interaction with behaviour and welfare
by miranda bourque
dominance myths and dog training realities
by the association of pet dog trainers
dominant dogs
by eileen mcfall
down with dominance
by dianne garrod, from “barks from the guild”
down with dominance: both ends of the leash
by patricia mcconnell, ph.d.
electronic training collars present welfare risk to pet dogs
by university of lincoln,
entertainment options for the home alone dog
by karen london, ph.d
fear in dogs
by marie finnegan
growl vs. scowl
by diane garrod
he just wants to say “hi”
by suzanne clothier
hey, old school dominance theory: school’s out!
by nicole wilde
how to socialize your puppy
by jolanta benal, cpdt-ka, cbcc-ka
if you’re aggresive, your dog will be too
by science daily
is it important to attend puppy classes?
by companion animal psychology
is punishment an effective way to change the behavior of dogs?
by stanley coren, phd
It’s a puppy. not a problem!
by denisefenzipetdog
letting dogs meet: the three second rule
by chad culp, thriving canine
littermate syndrome: the risky downside to raising sibling puppies
by jeff stallings, cpdt-ka
making introductions: dog-to-dog
by karen london, ph.d
misconceptions about “alpha dog”
by ian dunbar
misconceptions of counter-conditioning leash reactive dogs
by drayton michaels, “barks from the guild,” the pet professional guild
new findings on shock collars
by avsab
new study finds popular alpha dog training techniques can cause more harm than good
by dr. sophia yin
pinch me a.k.a. prong me
by yvette van veen
puppy socialization – it shouldn’t be an after thought, it should be a priority
by nancy tanner
puppy socialization and vaccinations go together
by linda michaels, ma psychology, victoria stilwell licensed trainer
rethinking puppy socialization
by lisa mullinax
shock collars: what manufacturers don’t want you to know
by coape news and blog
socializing a puppy with people…by ignoring them
by canine peace of mind
survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods
by meghan e. herron, frances s. shofer and ilana r. reisner, school of veterinary medicine, university of pennsylvania
the effect of training methods on the efficiency of learning
by stanley coren, ph.d.
the end of shock collars?
by companion animal psychology
the importance of puppy socialization
by arliss paddock of the american kennel club
the power of trust – in dog training
by steve martin, nei and s.g. friedman, usu
the truth about positive reinforcement
by dr. lore haug
there’s no such thing as an “outdoor dog”
by anna swartz, the dodo, for the love of animals
top 10 tips – for adolescent dogs
by nancy tanner
training your dog with a shock collar: how will decide?
tug o’ war is a fun game to play with your dog
by pat miller, the whole dog journal
understanding learned helplessness in dogs
by adrienne janet farricelli
we will never stop headlines like that, until we stop photos like this!
by sue mccabe
what does citronella really do to a dog?
by theo stewart, barks from the guild
what is positive training?
by victoria stilwell
what to do if you think your dog is “dominant”
by eric brad
when should you start training?
by mary burch, ph.d., akc’s canine good citizen and s.t.a.r. puppy director, certified applied animal behaviorist
which emotions do dogs actually experience?
by stanley coren, ph.d
why dog trainers will have to change their ways
by kate kellaway
Why everything you know about wolf packs is wrong
by lauren davis
why puppy classes are so important
by cindy bruckart
why to say no to shock collars
by victoria stilwell
why you need to socialize your puppy
by companion animal psychology