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Here is Dr. Ian Dunbar's
Dr. Dunbar feels -as we do- that EVERYONE should have access to this important information. He has made this book available to all! Download it by clicking the link above. You can also find it in the kindle store for a nominal $.99.
We highly recommend "After you Get Your Puppy" as well! Once you become a member of DogStarDaily - you can have access to amazing training and behavior articles!
You will find a fool proof potty training program located in Chapter 4 of Before You Get Your Puppy! If you need help - contact us!!!
TheAmerican Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has the following position statements on these topics:
The primary and MOST important time for puppy socialization is the first 3 months of life. For this reason the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated! Click the link above to read the full statement.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has also taken a stand against the use of "Dominance Theory" in behavior modification. They have realized that dominance methods are outdated and were mistakenly concluded from the studies of the hierarchies of wolves. (The studies were of captive wolves taken out of their natural packs and thrown together like refugees - their behavior did not represent what a natural hierarchy & coexistence would have been!) The AVSAB emphasizes that training, behavior prevention strategies and behavior modification programs should follow the scientifically based guidelines of POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT, operant & classical conditioning, desensitization, and counter conditioning. Click the link above to read the whole article!
The link above will direct you to some wonderful free material about canine body language, kids and dogs, greeting do's and don'ts, dog park etiquette, puppy socialization checklist and more!
Dr. Sophia Yin is veterinary behaviorist who is an international expert on low stress handling and her mission in life is to improve our understanding of animals and their behavior so that we can care for, appreciate and enjoy our time with them better.
Dr. Yin believes that very pet needs a human who can lead- not like a boss- but like a partner in a dance. Someone who gives clear signals, rewards desirable behavior as it occurs, removes rewards for inappropriate behavior immediately and sticks to the plan consistently until the new good behavior is a habit. To read more about Dr. Yin and her philosophies and resources visit her website here.Dr. Sophia Yin
Healing Pawsabilities is the ONLY training company in Lee county that specializes in Puppy socialization! We offer the only class of its kind dedicated to puppies UNDER 20 weeks old! Based on renowned veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Ian Dunbar's Puppy Social program, our puppy classes focus on bite inhibition, socialization, and off leash skills. Our Super Puppy! class is absolutely imperative to help puppies get the best start in life. Our trainers are eager to help you with any questions you may have - from fool proof potty training - to nutrition, puppy biting and much much more! Let us help you start your puppy out right and get the SUPER PUPPY your family needs!