There are 1000′s of websites about dog training, positive training, health and healthcare and behavior. Here are some sites that offer free articles, ideas, information and research on healthcare as well as reference materials.
Essays on dogs, dog breeding, our relationships to dogs
The very best kidney disease (renal disease) website, with links, medication information, diet proposals. Very helpful for anyone wanting more information on these disorders in dogs or cats.
No ads, no selling, information written by a vet with 30 years experience. Covers a wide variety of problems with dogs and cats. Old style site but good information.
This group is very helpful with pet moving, they will do small or large moves, segments or door to door. If you are doing the move yourself their website if a great resource.
www.clickandtreat.com click on articles to find great free articles on getting started in clickertraining by Gary Wilkes.
www.flyingdogpress.com click on free articles to learn more about clicker training and read excerpts from Bones would Rain from the Sky.
www.clickertrain.com more on getting started with this system.
www.uwsp.edu/psych/dog/library.htm a virtual library with hundreds of articles from various authors.
European orthopedic veterinary information site, informative but dense for lay persons.
http://vspn.org/LIBRARY/WWWDirectory/Canine.htm Another virtual library with many health and breed specific dog articles.
http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/lessons.html Shirley Chong’s six important training lessons
650 dog activities sites arranged by activity
Great way to get you and your dog exercised, for scooters, trikes, young or old. (Difficult to maneuver around site but poke around & you’ll find the info you need, also site owner is responsive to questions.)
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_pharmacy_center.htmlInformation pages on commonly prescribed and over the counter dog meds. Read about the medication your dog may be taking or may need.
http://dogs.answers.com/ A great guide containing tips and information (on everything from adoption to nutrition to breeding) from Answers.com’s Dog Expert Linda Ketter.
http://www.workingdogs.com/links.htm Online resources to educational and informational sites and activities for dogs
http://www.dog-play.com/ Here is an introduction to some great things people do with their dogs. Most activities welcome all dogs, whether purebred or of mixed breed heritage. Some of these activities are classed as “working dog” activities, but are also done on a recreational basis, or as a public service.
http://k9events.com/index.html Hundreds of links to all kinds of dog topics from training to activities; all alphabetically arranged.
http://www.naiaonline.org/ Good website and group
Policy statement of the National Animal Interest Alliance, a serious group of animal enthusiasts with animal welfare interests at heart, not wack-o’s.:
“The Mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners and professionals through research, public education and sound public policy.”
NAIA backs the responsible breeding and showing of purebred dogs and opposes coercive legislation aimed at breeders. NAIA also supports participation in dog sports and other recreational activities that depend on canine working partners; the use of dogs in law enforcement and search and rescue missions; dogs as companions and helpers under the Americans with Disabilities Act; the voluntary sterilization and identification of pets, and reasonable efforts to rescue unwanted dogs for placement in new homes.
Training Internet Lists: Two good training lists to learn more about positive training in general and Assistance Dog training in particular.
Clicker Solutions : A mailing list dedicated to finding positive solutions to training and behavior problems. Although clicker training is the main focus, non-clicker trainers are welcome. Come see why ClickerSolutions is considered one of the “Best on the Web.” http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClickerSolutions/
Operant Conditioning training, with emphasis on positive reinforcement (clicker training) for Assistance Dogs (Service Dogs) trainers and partners. All discussions are to be related to the above topic, even writing style will reflect positive attitudes and an open atmosphere for sharing ideas related to the subject matter. This list will be good for children, however, in any list, parental guidance is recommended. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OC-Assist-Dogs<