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Training Documents

The following documents are intended to serve as guidelines for training your rescue dog.

Please remember all dogs are individuals and your unique living situation should be taken into consideration when following the advice offered in these documents.

MAESSR Training Articles

Your New Dog: The Transition Period
Introducing the New Dog to Your Current Dog
Introducing Your New Dog to Your Cat
Housetraining an Adult Dog

 


 

Training Your Dog

These links go to other websites with varying views on training dogs. We have selected them with care, but cannot endorse any particular page. Please use common sense when working with your dog and seriously consider taking your dog to an obedience course or consulting a behaviorist.

The Dog Owner's Guide: Dog Crate Q&As
Complete Guide to Crate Training
The Humane Society's crate training tips
Pet Peeves
Space Invaders — Personal Space and Your Dog
Submissive and Excitement Urnination

Reading List

These books address training your dog. We have selected them with care, but cannot endorse any particular book. Please use common sense when working with your dog and seriously consider taking your dog to an obedience course or consulting a behaviorist.

Some of this material is already in the MAESSR Library, so you may want to borrow it before you purchase.

Basic Training

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training by Pamela Dennison
The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks by Ian Dunbar

Deepening Your Relationship with Your Dog

Bones Would Rain From the Sky by Suzanne Clothier
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
Don't Shoot The Dog by Karen Pryor

Behavior

Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
Dogs are from Neptune by Jean Donaldson (pamphlet)
Click to Calm, Healing the Aggressive Dog by Emma Parsons
The Dog Who Loved Too Much by Dr Nicholas Dodman
Dogs Behaving Badly by Dr Nicholas Dodman
On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas (pamphlet or video)
Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household by Karen London and Patricia McConnell
I'll Be Home Soon! How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety by Patricia McConnell (pamphlet)
The Cautious Canine How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia McConnell (pamphlet)
The Dog Whisperer by Paul Owens

Kids and Dogs

Your Baby and Bowser by Stephen Rafe
Living with Kids and Dogs" by Colleen Pelar, CPDT

All of the books, including the pamphlets, can be found at Dogwise.com

You can support MAESSR and get great training advice by shopping
at Dogwise  (www.dogwise.com) .