Resources

Favorite Dog-Related Resources & Training Books

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
Check out the requirements for a dog trainer to acquire the CPDT credential or search for a CPDT in your area.

PetFinder.com
Adopt a homeless pet – search for dogs across the nation or from local shelters & rescues!

Best Friends Animal Society: Dog Care Library
Tons of articles on dog behavior, training, health and care. For great advice on choosing the right dog for your family and how (and why) to avoid buying a "puppy mill" puppy. Check out the "How to Choose a Dog" articles, part 1 and 2.

Therapy Animals of Utah
Therapy Animals of Utah (TAU), Utah's Pet Partners affiliate, is dedicated to bringing love, comfort, hope and healing to those in need through the human-animal bond. This group can help you and your dog become a Pet Partner therapy team so you can bring your dog's love and healing to those in need at hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.

Dog Food Advisor
Educate yourself on your dog's nutritional needs. Check out this site to learn how to read dog food labels (such as the real meaning of "meat-by-products"), what ingredients to look for, which ones to avoid and brand comparisons.

Recommended Reading: Dog Training & Behavior

Click on the titles to find out more about these books (you can find most of these books at your local library!).

DON'T SHOOT THE DOG
By Karen Pryor

Dominance in Dogs – Fact or Fiction,
By Barry Eaton

THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH
By Patricia McConnell

THE POWER OF POSITIVE DOG TRAINING
By Pat Miller