Recommended Reading

The following are books are written by some of the very best behavior and training professionals using science based, LIMA and positive reinforcement methods. Find out more about what makes your pet tick!

Suzanne Clothier Bones Would Rain from the Sky

Karen Pryor Don’t Shoot the Dog!

Jean Donaldson  Culture Clash

Patricia McConnell  The Other End of the Leash

Temple Grandin  Animals Make us Human

Brian Hare and Venessa Woods The Genius of Dogs

 Jane Killion When Pigs Fly! Training Success with Impossible Dogs

How do I choose a qualified behaviorist, behavior consultant or dog trainer?

Finding a behaviorist, behavioral consultant or trainer who is experienced requires a little homework.

Always look for a behaviorist, behavior consultant or dog trainer that has a high level of expertise (CAAB, AVSAB, PhD, APDT, CPDT-KA), is insured, and a member of a recognized, professional behavioral organization, which can provide a list of qualified professionals in your area such as:

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior Society

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

 Utah Dog Trainers Alliance


If in doubt…ask 3 simple questions!

1.What exactly will happen to my dog if she gets it right?

2.What exactly will happen to my dog if she gets it wrong?

3.Are there any less invasive alternatives to what you propose?