Doglando and Teena Patel

Teena Patel in the Dogington Post (especially Meaningful Puppy Training: Learning Skills for Life)

Friends Forever, in Orlando Magazine, September 2013


Aggression in Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention, and Behavior Modification by Brenda Aloff

Bones Would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier

Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide by Brenda Aloff

Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Dog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior by Roger Abrantes

Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution by Raymond and Lorna Coppinger

Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor

Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression by Jean Donaldson

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out by Laura VanArendonk Baugh

How To Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Sophia Yin

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

The Other End of the Leash, Feisty Fido and The Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell

The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior by Roger Abrantes

Low Stress Handling, Restraint, and Behavior Modification by Sophia Yin


Marc Bekoff in Psychology Today


Helpful Articles

Dr. Ian Dunbar’s look at Canine Body Language, plus facial expressions from Eileen and Dogs

Proper Dog Intros and Multi-Dog Home Management from Pat Miller in Whole Dog Journal

Across a Threshold by The Whole Dog Journal

Bad Rap’s Dog/Dog Tolerance levels in adult dogs

Muzzles – Not just for Aggression Anymore! by Nan Arthur at Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Catch your dog doing something good from Dogs Out Loud

Trail Etiquette for hiking with dogs by Nancy Tanner

Petting dogs and the importance of consent from Paws Abilities

On Service Dog Etiquette from Please Don’t Pet Me

Only You Can Prevent Sniffing of Guide Dogs’ Butts from Julie Hecht

The Family Dog bite prevention video


Recommended Blogs

The Other End of the Leash

Suzanne Clothier

Sophia Yin


People to Follow

(this excellent list was compiled by Companion Animal Psychology)

Dr. John Bradshaw – anthrozoologist and best-selling author of Dog Sense (In Defence of Dogs), Cat Sense, and co-author of The Trainable Cat

Dr. Sarah Ellis (Facebook) – co-author of the Trainable Cat and feline behaviour specialist at International Cat Care

Dr. Hal Herzog – Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Carolina University and author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, and Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz – canine cognition scientist and author of the best-selling books Inside of a Dog and Being a Dog.

Family Dog Project (Facebook) – the canine behaviour research group shares frequent updates on the latest scientific research from their team and others around the globe

Julie Hecht (Dog Spies) – don’t miss the fantastic posts on canine science at Julie’s Scientific American blog Dog Spies

Mia Cobb (Do You Believe in Dog?) – now a canine science community with guest posts from young scientists on the blog and a feed full of news about canine science, including opportunities to participate

International Cat Care (Facebook) – a great resource for cat lovers, with information and advice for owners and professionals, as well as cute cat pictures too

Dr. Ilana Reisner (Facebook) – this veterinary behaviourist regularly deconstructs dog bite incidents to teach you how to prevent dog bites, and shares interesting and evidence-based items on animal behaviour and training

Mikel Delgado (Feline Minds) – Certified Cat Behaviour Consultant and PhD candidate shares information about cats and squirrels, with especially useful information on food puzzles for cats

Ingrid Johnson (Fundamentally Feline) –  education about cats and gorgeous photos from this Certified Cat Behaviour Consultant

BC SPCA (Facebook) – in amongst the photos of adoptable animals there is plenty of advice on how to care for pets, including #TipTuesday videos

Maddie’s Fund (Facebook) – lots of tips to help shelter dogs and cats, along with social media and website advice for the people running the shelters #ThankstoMaddie

The Academy for Dog Trainers (Facebook) – for links to top-notch dog training advice from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers (“the Harvard of dog training”)

Kristi Benson (Facebook) – dog trainer, sled dog rescuer, and Academy tutor, with a funny and entertaining dog training blog

Maureen Backman (Mutt About Town) – a philosophical approach to reward-based dog training, plus lots of useful info on muzzles via the Muzzle Up project

Pet Professional Guild (Facebook) – advice on dog training and news from the organization for force free pet professionals

IAABC – information on behaviour problems in pets and links to journal articles and mentorships from the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants

Jessica Perry Hekman DVM (Facebook) – the author of The Dog Zombie blog is also a PhD candidate in genomics and is a great explainer of canine genetics

Dr. Brian Hare (Facebook) – information on animal minds and evolution, especially dogs and bonobos, from the associate professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke and founder of Dognition

Pam Johnson-Bennett (Facebook) – cat news and tips from the best-selling author of Think Like a Cat and host of Animal Planet’s Psycho Kitty

Susan Little DVM – this veterinarian specializes in feline medicine and has a twitter feed packed with intriguing facts about cats

Dr. Melanie Rock – information about non-human animals and health, including dog parks and dog bite prevention, from this Associate Professor at the University of Calgary

Martha Smith-Blackmore DVM – this compassionate expert in veterinary forensics is a Faculty Fellow at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and shares information on animal cruelty and animal welfare

Dr. Malcolm Campbell – biologist and Vice President (Research) at the University of Guelph, follow Malcolm for science tweets and #SixIncredibleThingsBeforeBreakfast that will blow your mind about animals and the universe

Katzenworld Blog (Facebook) – for chatty posts, product reviews and cute cat photos, with some articles on cat health and behaviour too

Fear Free (Facebook) – the new movement to help dogs and cats have a better experience at the veterinarian

The Centre for Shelter Dogs (Facebook) – part of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts University and brings you lots of resources to help shelter dogs

Anthrozoology Research Group (Facebook)  – shares links to interesting anthrozoological research by themselves and from around the globe

Dr. Sam Gaines (Sidney Snippets) – head of the Companion Animal dept at the RSPCA, with lots of tips to improve animal welfare and #EndBSL

Dr. Rachel Casey – veterinary behaviourist and animal welfare scientist at Dogs Trust, so look out for lots of great info on canine behaviour

Dr. Chris Blazina – psychologist with a special interest in understanding men and their canine best friends, shares interesting links about human animal interaction

Dr. Alan McElligott – tweets about his research and about animal behaviour, welfare and cognition generally; look out especially for the entertaining goat stories

ASA Animals Society (Facebook) – the American Sociological Association looks at the complex relationships between humans and animals

Dr. Marc Abraham (Facebook) – animal welfare campaigner and veterinarian of the year, with regular games of #GuessTheBreed

Dr. Pete Wedderburn (Facebook) – veterinary advice and news, and you’ll find a large library of articles on his website too.

Pupaid (Facebook) – a UK group campaigning against puppy farms and sharing followers’ photos of their adopted pets

Dr. Sophia Yin (Facebook) – the account of the company set up by the late Dr. Sophia Yin, CattleDog Publishing, shares her writings and educational links on animal behaviour.

Dr Marty Becker DVM (Facebook) veterinary information and stories about the human-animal bond from America’s veterinarian

Montreal SPCA (Facebook) – help them campaign against Breed Specific Legislation by following them and their hashtag #SaferKinderCommunities