Animal behavior and training is a popular topic these days.   Animal behaviorists are finding that many of the old training and methods for behavior, focusing on dominance, are inaccurate.   The new training methods are focusing on positive reinforcement training and fear free approaches.

If you are interested in learning more about these options, here are a few good books to get your started:

  1. Perfect Puppy in 7 days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right  by Sophia Yin, DVM
  2. Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog by Kenneth M. Martin, Debbie Martin
  3. Decoding Your Dog from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

*We are not profiting from the sales of these books, they are simply suggestions that were passed on from a lecture on Animal Behavior at a Purdue University Veterinary Conference.  We are in no way involved in the sale of these books.  The material covered in these books is based solely on the author’s opinions/studies.*

f you would like to learn more about The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists or find a trainer near you,  here is a link to their website:

If you have questions about your pet’s specific behavior or a behavior change, please contact your veterinarian for an appointment today to discuss your concerns.