LINKS TO DOG TRAINING CLUBS AND TRAINERS
NO. CALIFORNIA EVENTS
OTHER DOG SPORTS
Performance Dogs In Action - we offer agility - all levels.
Pat White firstname.lastname@example.org - Currently trains in the North Highlands area of Sacramento. She also trains in obedience.
Narae Kim http://zulustlcagility.com/ - Concord, Walnut Creek and Martinez locations.
Tammy Domico of Touchdown Agility TouchDownAgility@aol.com 559-298-1170
Training in the Clovis area.
Garril Page -- contact: Obility@earthlink.net
Bay Racers is in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we practice throughout the area. We race in many tournaments each year in California and Nevada. We are happy to demonstrate flyball to groups in the Bay Area, just contact us!
Gold rush flyball in the San Francisco East Bay
Performance Dogs In Action www.performancedogsinaction.com
herding with sheep and ducks.
Treibball classes in Loomis and Napa -- www.teamworkdogtraining.com
Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate
Dogs Can Dance
www.bayareadockdogs.com Bay Area Dock Dogs – this is the First Bay Area dog club dedicated to the sport of dock jumping.
K-9 NOSE WORK
K9 Nose Work is a fabulous sport for building confidence if fearful and shy dogs, a sport even reactive dogs may do safely, fantastic mental stimulation (dogs of any age and health may do), and great for quality handler/dog bonding time!
Cindy C. Smith, CNWI -- The Right Steps -- 916-966-6883 www.therightsteps.com
Recommended Reading for training your dogs and puppies.
PUPPY PRIMER, 2ND EDITION - Patricia McConnell
Trainer favorite! Engaging, humorous and easy to follow, the updated Puppy Primer is packed with positive reinforcement tips and tricks, special topics and more. This updated and expanded version of our best-selling Puppy Primer is used by thousands of trainers across the U.S. New dog owners love it because it provides clear and concise information that makes training effective and fun. It's tone is upbeat and encouraging, yet it is chock full of even more useful information that every puppy owner needs.
JUVENILE DELINQUENT DOGS - Sue Brown
You love your dog, and he does behave well some of the time. But at times your patience and sanity are put to the test! Your dog is not a bad dog, but he can behave like a juvenile delinquent at times. While we think of juvenile delinquents as adolescents or teenagers, juvenile delinquent dogs can be any age: puppies, adolescents, adults and sometimes even seniors. This book is probably the most complete manual on the market today on dealing with problem behaviors and more importantly, how to avoid them in the first place. Whether your dog is an adolescent or just an adolescent at heart, this book is for you.
CHILL OUT FIDO! - Nan Arthur
Does your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to every day situations with confidence and composure.
by Pat Miller
Demonstrates how you can train your dog, have fun, and build a lasting relationship at the same time. Walk away from punishment-based training methods and learn how you can reward your dog to obtain and reinforce the behaviors you could only dream about achieving. When you apply the training methods in this book and follow the unique six-week training program, your dog will learn to think and to choose proper behavior. You and your dog can become an unbeatable team, capable of addressing any challenge you may encounter.
COMPLETE IDIOTS GUIDE TO POSITIVE DOG TRAINING - Pamela Dennison
NEW 3RD EDITION - The next best thing to a personal coach, this updated guide shows you and your best friend how to reach your training goals together - happily, and without any of the negative aspects associated with traditional, punishment-based training. * Features a regimen for training a dog for the Canine Good Citizenship Test.
PERFECT PUPPY IN 7 DAYS - Sophia Yin, DVM, MS
With 176 pages and over 400 photos, Dr. Yin explains why puppies do what they do, how even minor modifications in their environment and your inter-actions can dramatically affect their behavior, and how quickly they can learn when you set them up for success. This visual guide provides readers with a step-by-step plan for bonding with their pup, learning to communicate clearly, and providing the pup with essential life skills.
Some breeds of dogs and mixes have a reputation as "impossible" to train. Hounds, terriers, and other breeds are often called pig-headed and even untrainable. Learn these "Pigs Fly" methods and take advantage of the natural strengths of these independent and intelligent dogs. Help your dog become a wonderful companion or a formidable canine athlete. Clicker and reward-based training that is fun to use. This book is recommended as a training resource for dogs of all breeds, not just those that have previously been labeled as difficult to train!
HELP FOR YOUR FEARFUL DOG - Nicole Wilde, CPDT
This comprehensive guide to the treatment of canine anxiety, fears, and phobias is filled with information that is invaluable for trainers. Topics include causes and prevention, establishing a Firm Foundation program, body language, four essential skills to teach fearful dogs, desensitization and counter conditioning basics, behavior modification protocols to address 15 specific fears including those of people, other dogs, sounds, touch, nail-clipping, and being left alone, and quick tips and tricks. Chapters on nine complementary therapies (including pharmacological intervention), products, and their specific applications to fear issues. Chock full of photographs and illustrations and written in a down-to-earth, humorous style.
by Cheryl Smith
For most dogs, a visit to a dog park is a great experience filled with chances to interact with other dogs and get some exercise. But not all dogs (not to mention their owners) have a great experience every time. So what can you do increase the chance that going to the dog park will be safe and fun for your dog? This handy new book gives you detailed information so you can decide if your dog is ready for a dog park out, whether the design of the park makes for safe play, and teaches you simple things you can do to prepare for a great dog park experience.
LOVE HAS NO AGE LIMIT - WELCOMING AN ADOPTED DOG INTO YOUR HOME - by Patricia McConnell and Karen London
Specifically focused on the adult “rescue” dog as opposed to puppies or dogs coming from a breeder. Also easy to read … like all of McConnell’s book, fairly short … with good tips about house training, introducing the new dog to resident pets and to the rest of the family, etc.