This page is a (mostly) happy mix of good reading/learning about dog behavior and dog training; agility info, SHOPPING, and some general links. Do let us know if a link stops working; we are not in control of what other folks do with their websites, nor can we police all the links on a regular basis. We appreciate our help.
Dog Behavior, Clicker Training, and More
The Science Dog (Linda P. Case)
Beyond the “Dominance” Paradigm, by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
Please know that Cesar Millan is not the be-all-end-all on Dog Behavior and Training! – Article on Dominance
Information from Karen Overall, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVB, about treatment of pets with Storm Phobias
“Click Start” (Gary Wilkes’ article on getting started with the clicker)
Clicker Training – Karen Pryor’s website – lots of articles on clicker training
Free downloadable puppy training books by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Free downloadable clicker training books by a wonderful trainer, Shirley Chong
- Clean Run Magazine – Agility info for all levels of experience! Great shopping. Agility event calendar.
- AgilityEvents.net – Find out what trials are coming.
- AgilityNerd.com – Agility blog, great information including courses, handling, exercises…
- Lee Windeatt : Dog Agility – British agility trainer and competitor. Be sure to check out his videos!
- Agility Record Book – FREE software to keep track of your dog’s (or dogs’) competition career: trials, titles, training notes, … very helpful software that’s easy to use!
- Silvia Trkman’s website – Slovenian National Team member multiple times, wonderful site about her dogs and her training. Lots of video
- Susan Garrett’s website
- USDAA – International agility organization, info on trials, rules…
- AKC – National dog registry providing agility trials
- CPE – Canine Performance Events – very user-friendly, especially for beginners…
- NADAC – National agility organization, info on trials, rules…
- UKC – National dog registry providing agility trials
- Virginia Ruff Riders – USDAA agility club centered in Northern VA, has 3 trials a year
- CleanRun.com – GREAT shopping for your dog’s toys, agility gear, books and tapes!
- MADAgility.com – Agility equipment, Pennsylvania vendor. Wonderful equipment, and they vend at many local trials and will bring your new piece of equipment with them – so save on shipping!
- Entirely Pets.com – Great prices on dog meds and supplies
- Dogwise.com – Huge assortment of books on dogs, dog training, agility – all things dog
- RoyalRamps.com – “Royal Ramps is proud to offer the finest line of dog stairs and pet ramps on earth. Our American made products have had no expense spared.”
- Hungry Like the Woof – Our favorite store for shopping for our dogs including food and toys — all sourced from the US! Also our favorite training place (where we train our obedience classes) (brick & mortar store in Warrenton; no online sales).
- Waggin Hearts Therapy Dogs – Therapy Dogs Inc. group in Rappahannock County VA and surrounding area
- Southpaw Pet Salon – where we have our dogs groomed (540-937-6331)
- Pet Tailor, Castleton, VA – Boarding and grooming tailored to your pet
- ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center 888-426-4435 Not free, but they have a toll-free number where you can consult a Vet 24/7.