Local Wokshops, Articles, Books, and Websites:

The following books are available at (great site for resources of all things Dog)  and Amazon.

Dog Sense by John Bradshaw   A great book beginning with the origins of dogs and going on to explain why positive training is much more beneficial than the other out-dated methods.

The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson   A must read to help you understand the relationship between humans and our canine companions.  Enjoyable and lots of good training information.

For The Love Of A Dog by Patricia McConnell, PH.D  A lot of good information from picking out a puppy to reading your dogs body language, and more.  Learn about similarities and surprising differences between the canine and human brains and how current scientific studies have led the author to conclude without a doubt that dogs share a profound emotional life with us.

Plenty In Life Is Free by Kathy Sdao  in which she examines her own training philosophy over the years and building the relationships between humans and dogs.

MINE! by Jean Donaldson discusses the different resource guarding scenarios and how to work with them.

FIGHT! A Practical Guide To The Treatment Of Dog-Dog Aggression  Also by Jean Donaldson

When Pigs Fly! byJane Killion  You don't need an impossible dog for this one.  It's a good training book all around!

Don't Leave Me! by Nicole Wilde  A very insightful and helpful book for owners with dogs suffering from separation anxiety.

I'll Be Home Soon by Patricia McConnell, PhD - a guide to preventing and treating Separation Anxiety

Blogs and Publications:

The Other End of the Leash – a great blog by Patricia McConnell, PH.D

The Whole Dog Journal - a monthly publication with articles about canine nutrition, behaviors and training.  

Forget About Being Alpha in Your Pack by Kathy Sdao  -  Wonderful article about how the wolf pack theory is not only out of date but is also a myth.

Area Dog Related Services:

Your Dogs Friend - Enough cannot be said about this non-profit organization.  To help keep dogs out of shelters, YDF has resources and information for all types of behavior problems, free workshops, and a variety of classes, all taught by positive trainers.


Family Paws - Promoting safety for families with dogs. 

Living with Kids & Dogs  - Parenting Secrets for a Safe and Happy Home 


 Liora's Whole Pet Owned by Liora & Mitch, Liora's Whole Pet is a high quality pet food store located at 1306 East Gude Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850.  Liora and her staff are very helpful and knowledgeable of all their products. 

Pets Are Home is another locally owned high quality pet food store with locations in Kensington, MD and Rockville, MD.