Additional resources to help you train your dog.
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Training and Grooming
Positive reinforcement dog training, as well as grooming and wellness services for your dog in the Ashville, NY area.
This booklet by veterinarian and behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar will outline common, predictable puppy problems, provide a timetable for their development, and suggest a variety of dog friendly preventative measures and solutions, emphasizing the overwhelming importance of early socialization, confinement, prevention, and lure/reward training techniques.
There are many reasons people feel they must give up their animals. This site is a great resource for helping you work through behavioral and logistical problems with your dog in an effort to. The wonderful author of this site feels the same way we do--if you can find a solution to the problems and help make your animal a member of the family in good standing, that's one less animal that needs rescuing, one less life put in jeopardy for a problem that might very well be easily resolved. Please help save a life and work on your differences before you give your dog away.
Training Programs and Books
Dr. Ian Dunbar is the Director of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior in Berkeley, California. He was a founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, an organization with thousands of members. His work extends to every aspect of dog training. He's created many dog training books and videos. He has given hundreds of workshops, hosted TV shows, and won numerous awards. Ian Dunbar's emphasis on kind, positive approaches -- based on what dogs are really like -- has revolutionized the field.
Puppyworks sponsors and organizes educational dog events for nationally and internationally knows dog trainers and behariorists. Their intent for organizing these events is to educate dog trainers, behaviorists, breeders, veterinarians, and dog enthusiasts about innovative, creative, and humane methods in practice today.