Training Links

Training Links:

“Your Puppy’s First Year”  NOW offered for FREE!
By Sue Lee Ringwelski

This book is the perfect guide book for all new puppy owners! Now you will have all the information you need at your fingertips to raise your new puppy into the canine companion you want him to be. This is a simple to read, easy to understand guide book for during the first year of you and your puppy’s life together.

IMPORTANT UPDATE!
“Going into the 5th year since publishing my book, I have decided to make the information in the book available to everyone at no cost…for FREE!
I deeply appreciate everyone who has purchased the book in the past, and I hope each one of you has found some bit of information in the book to help you understand your puppy better. Thank you all!”

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Chet Womach’s “The Dog Training Secret”

This is a link to Chet Womach’s “Hands Off Dog Training Formula”. His training techniques give you the *exact* step-by-step formula anyone can use to overcome their dog or puppy’s behavior problems using positive training techniques…no yelling, hitting, shocking or jerking on leashes. Chet gives tons of information in his training system, but he also keeps giving free valuable bonuses, even after you’ve paid for and are having success with his system!

I’ve used Chet’s training with my own puppies and I recommend him very highly! His system is easy to use; with videos, written information and recorded audios about topics that are of interest to all puppy owners.” 

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Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Karen Pryor is a pioneer in the development of force-free training methods, and one of the leading proponents of operant conditioning. Karen continues to have an enormous influence in the animal training field, and is much admired for her influential body of work and generous spirit.
Karen Pryor’s vision was for an institution that harnessed the knowledge and practices of outstanding trainers she knew and respected. As a result, Karen Pryor Academy’s curriculum reflects a unique collaboration between the academy and many accomplished trainers who share a common philosophy, and have applied their skills and gained their experience in a variety of contexts. Karen Pryor Academy’s advisors actively contribute to the academy’s development. Many are also members of the academy’s faculty.

Karen’s training methods have been a great influence in training my own puppies…her website has a wealth of wonderful on-line classes, books, videos and information for everyone who needs some help training their puppy!”

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Why Does My Dog _____?

Potty training takes a lot of patience from you as the puppy owner. The basics of potty training or housebreaking are:

  • Management and Supervision: your puppy or dog is always supervised or is in a puppy safe area like a crate
  • Consistency and Schedule: puppy or dog goes out after sleeping, playing, eating and every x-amount of hours – depending on his age
  • Accidents: accidents will happen, make sure not to punish a puppy for an accident – especially if you were not there!
  • Always seek medical advice if your puppy or dog starts having accidents in the house when they did not before. This could be a sign of an illness.

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Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB

As a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Patricia has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. Patricia has seen clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching “The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships.” For fourteen years she dispensed advice about behavior problems, and information about animal behavior research, on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Calling All Pets, which was heard in over 90 cities around the country.

Patricia has been a great influence in my personal approach to my puppies…her website has a wealth of wonderful stories and information to everyone who loves dogs and puppies!”

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Dr. Ian Dunbar PhD, BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.

“I have learned quite a lot from Ian’s lessons. He has a wonderful way with dogs and his teaching methods are Excellent!” I encourage you to check out this site and  some of Ian’s training methods.”