RESOURCES

EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS WEBINAR BY VETERINARY BEHAVIORIST DR. KAREN OVERALL ON THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF USING PUNISHMENT WITH DOGS!!!

“When [people] reach for a shock collar of any kind they’re not doing this because they’re horrible people. They’re not malicious, deviant or Psychopaths. They don’t hate their dogs. They’re not doing it for any of those reasons. They’re doing it because they’re desperate and they need help.”

(Dr. Karen Overall)

This summarizes why most people use punishment including shock collars. It excludes those whose use is motivated by pathology or profit-making. Understanding and compassion rather than vilification is what most people need to stop using pain and aversives with their animals (horses, parrots, cats, ferrets, bunnies included!!).

Video Link:  The damaging effects of punishment: The case against force and shock, Dr. Karen Overall

NO PAIN, NO PUNISHMENT — ONLY NONVIOLENT SOCIAL PROCESSING. KEEP THE CANINE FAITH!!!

You are invited to join Truly Force Free’s Reactive Dog Rehabilitation Online Support Group on Facebook.

Click on this link to join: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TrulyForceFreeReactiveDogRehabilitation/

The goal of this private group is to provide a fun, vibrant community of members who want to learn about Reactive Dog Rehabilitation and to provide the best force free training for their pets. This page is a place where you can discuss specific topics related to raising and training a happy, healthy pet. We wanted to create a safe, family-friendly place where you can interact, connect, and share your favorite pictures, videos, and experiences of your pet with other animal lovers. This page is a private (invite-only) group that is highly moderated by Truly Force Free Animal Training staff to keep this page safe and focused, but also entertaining and fun as well. Must have attended a private training session with Shannon or our Reactive Dog Seminar or Class to join this group.

Here’s what the group is for:

  1. SHARING YOUR SUCCESSES (or Failures). Tell the group what you’ve been doing, what is working or not, problems and issues.
  2. SHARE EXPERIENCES.
    Everyone loves to hear things that are going on with your pet and training.
  3. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK FOR HELP, BUT DO NOT OFFER TRAINING ADVICE
    Please feel free to share training concerns or problems you are currently experiencing with your pet. We want to make sure you get accurate training advice, so please let Shannon recommend training solutions.
  4. Please Do NOT post SPAM with links.!
  5. Do NOT ABUSE any member. We do not tolerate this and any cyber bullying.
  6. Do not post anything which violates the rules and regulations of the Facebook Community.
  7. Do not post your store, things you’re selling, or soliciting donations for whatever reason. We may have something later on for this but at this point don’t do it.
  8. Anyone posting direct promotional sales material is warned once, and permanently banned the second time. A rule of thumb is simple: if your message does not contain a contribution of value and leads to any kind of commercial or paid website or blog, IT IS PROMOTIONAL! Please respect the intelligence and integrity of group members.
  9. Do not post unrelated content.

Check out our selection of resources and reading materials

Pet Products

You can find the toys, treats and training equipment we recommend on our online amazon store. (click here)

Recommended Reading

The Evolution of Dog Training by Shannon Riley-Coyner

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

For The Love of A Dog by Patricia McConnell

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia B. McConnell

The Cautious Canine by Patricia B. McConnell

Love Has No Age Limit by Patricia B. McConnell

Way to Go! How to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age by Karen B. London

Play Together, Stay Together by Karen B. London

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Tales of Two Species by Patricia B. McConnell

Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior by Sophia Yin

Decoding Your Dog by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training by Karen Pryor

Clicking With Your Dog by Peggy Tillman

Puppy Start Right by Kenneth M. Martin

Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog by Emma Parsons

Associations

American Veterinary Society of Behavior (AVSAB): http://avsabonline.org/

American Veterinary Society of Behavior (AVSAB) Position Statements on Animal Behavior Topics : http://avsabonline.org/

Association of Professional Dog Trainers: https://apdt.com/

Association of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT): http://www.avbt.net/ or http://www.navta.net/

Behavior Education Network (BEN): http://behavioreducationnetwork.com/

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants: https://iaabc.org/

Pet Professional Guild: http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/

Society of Veterinary Technicians (SVBT): http://www.svbt.org/

Health

Fear Free Veterinary Visits: http://www.dvm360.com/fear-free-veterinary-visits

Training

Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT): http://www.ccpdt.org/

Karen Pryor Academy: https://www.karenpryoracademy.com/

Susan Friedman: http://www.behaviorworks.org/

Tag Teach: http://tagteach.com/.com

Other

Force Free for Humans – Nonviolent Communication: www.cnvc.org

Reactive Dog Rehabilitation Online Support Group Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TrulyForceFreeReactiveDogRehabilitation/

Different Types of Service Dog:  https://yourdogadvisor.com/types-of-service-dogs/