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Puppy Training Resources #232278
05/23/12 10:53 PM
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Feel free to add your favorites. Here are just a few very basic ones...

Ian Dunbar: Before you get your Puppy
http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/BEFORE%20You%20Get%20Your%20Puppy.pdf

Ian Dunbar: After you get your Puppy
http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/AFTER%20You%20Get%20Your%20Puppy.pdf

Re: Puppy Training Resources [Re: MaxaLisa] #232359
05/24/12 12:08 PM
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Kenneth Martin, DVM, and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

"Puppy Start Right - Foundation Training"

http://store.clickertraining.com/puppy-start-right-foundation-training-for-the-companion-dog.html

From the book:

Topics include:

Developmental Stages
Canine Communication
Domestication
Socialization
Problem-solving and Prevention
House Training
Introduction to Training
Foundation Training Exercises


Bonnie

With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011
Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much
Re: Puppy Training Resources [Re: PositiveDog] #232368
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Jan - Mom to:

Beau & Chance - German/Anatolian Shepherds
Bailey - Labrador Granddog
Re: Puppy Training Resources [Re: GrandJan] #232491
05/25/12 01:12 AM
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Brenda Aloff: Puppy Problems? No Problem!: A Survival Guide for Finding & Training Your New Dog (Book & DVD)
http://www.amazon.com/Puppy-Problems-No-...8089&sr=8-3


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Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: Puppy Training Resources [Re: shepnterrier] #232600
05/25/12 07:11 PM
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Agree with all of the above. One of the best resources you can get is a quality trainer. The trainer for our obedience classes gives us homework AND gives us a bunch of articles on training written by reputable animal behaviorists. A lot of this is stuff I couldn't find online without spending awhile searching.

This forum is a good resource, though as with all forums advice should be researched and taken with a grain of salt. Kastle's blog has helped me loads wink

Books:
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
Puppy Right Start: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog by Kenneth and Debbie Martin
Train Your Dog Like a Pro by Jean Donaldson (have not finished this one yet but what I've read so far is great)
The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training by Gail Tamases Fisher
Anything by Ian Dunbar (though I don't think all of his methods translate well to real life practice)

But me, I'm a better learner if somebody is showing me something. I can learn relatively okay if I read from a book but my largest improvements have been made from watching videos of trainers (Falon and Lies' videos), going to the schutzhund club, and meeting with a private trainer once a month to have my methods evaluated and see what mistakes I'm making.

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Re: Puppy Training Resources [Re: ladyfreckles] #232661
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I don't know if the material is available for free online, but I think Sue Ailsby's "Levels" are a great all-around method for puppy training especially for a beginner/novice/first dog. The levels break stuff down into really small steps and help you know what behaviors to train and how to progress. This is one of the methods that the trainer I go to for puppy class uses, probably the biggest part of her curriculum now. I don't use them much myself with my own dogs but IMO it's one of those methods where you really can't go wrong.

ETA: If you Google Sue and find her site it looks like the material *is* available online! smile

Last edited by Liesje; 05/26/12 03:36 AM.
Re: Puppy Training Resources [Re: Liesje] #233861
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Loose leash walking, Silky Leash Technique:
http://ahimsadogtraining.com/blog/2008/10/12/silky-leash/
http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/LLW/index.html (click on the steps at the top of the page)

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