We are pretty obsessed with our dog, Sherlock. We are constantly working with him, training him, researching everything possible about dogs and implementing it into Sherlock’s life in some way.
Sherlock has been trained using the scientifically proven more effective ways of training – positive reinforcement.
Mostly we just want him to enjoy life to the fullest while we enjoy his company.
I’d say he enjoys life.
His favorite activity, by far, is swimming.
He also loves napping on the couch……
And making lifelong friends!
He also really, REALLY loves his dad!
We’ve come up with a long list of resources that we love to share to help other dogs enjoy life even more and their people have a better relationship with them. I hope you can find it useful!
- FREE ebook by Dr. Ian Dunbar http://www.dogstardaily.com/free-downloads
- The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller: http://amzn.com/0470241845
- Before and After Getting Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar: http://amzn.com/1577314557
- The Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell: http://amzn.com/1891767135
- The Other End of the Leash by Patricia B. McConnell: http://amzn.com/034544678X
- Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Dr. Sophia Yin: http://amzn.com/B005FR0OEA
- How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Dr. Sophia Yin: http://amzn.com/B004GUSDK4
- Don’t Shoot the Dog! by Karen Pryor: http://amzn.com/1860542387
- Train Your Dog Positively: Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems by Victoria Stilwell: http://amzn.com/B009FL09WE
- Dogmantics with Emily Larlham: http://dogmantics.com/free-video-list/
- Teacher’s Pet with Victoria Stilwell: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0C724F6F6A597540
- Mercola Healthy Pets (literally videos on everything): http://www.youtube.com/user/MercolaHealthyPets/videos?flow=grid&view=0
> Other Resources
- ASPCA Dog Behavior Page: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior
- Whole Dog Journal (great for tons of info, as well as training): http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/
- Victoria Stilwell’s “Positively”: http://positively.com/
- Reddit’s Dogtraining Wiki: http://www.reddit.com/r/Dogtraining/wiki/index
- SomethingAwful.com – How Do I Train My Dog?: http://goo.gl/jt2Ax
- Dog Food Advisor: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com
Pursuing a Professional Career as a Trainer?
Here are some certification/education sources:
Now, go do something fun with your dog and make their day!