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Do No Harm/Force-Free Training Resources

Do No Harm Dog Training and Behavior Manual Download. For teaching classes, private behavior consultations, and pet parents, too. By Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology

Understanding Research: Making the Case for Force Free Dog Training DVD by Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology

Good Trainers: How to Identify One (synopsis).By Linda Michaels, M.A., Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training

Good Trainers: How to Identify One.  Overall, K., Brammeier, S., Brennan, J., Brown, S., Bryant, D., Calnon, D., . . . Seksel,K. (2006). Good trainers: How to identify one.Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 1, 47-52.

Finding a Good Dog Trainer. By Linda Michaels, MA, Pet Professionals Guild Barks Magazine; UT San Diego, Scratch ‘n Sniff Column.

 

Pet Professionals Guild International Force-free Pet Professionals Advocates
The Pet Professional Guild is a membership business league for pet industry professionals. We share the common business interest and goal of furthering the public’s education and awareness of force-free dog training, pet care methods, techniques and state of research in our industry. A key goal is the common interest of spreading ‘force-free’ dog training and pet care methods to the pet industry and pet owning community. Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Dog Training is a member.


No Shock Logos are available in 15 languages


 

Training

Hierarchy of Dog Needs Chat on Positive Pet Advice, Q&A with Linda Michaels, M.A.

Being Nice to Your Dog is Good Science By Linda Michaels, M.A.

How Pet Professionals Can Use the Hierarchy of Dog Needs, By Linda Michaels, M.A.

The Canine Good Citizen Test. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Times.

Changing Behavior By Changing Emotions: The Grazing Game. By Linda Michaels, M.A., UT San Diego, Scratch ‘n Sniff Column.

Top 5 Training Tips. By Linda Michaels, M.A., UT San Diego, Scratch ‘n Sniff Column.

Top 10 Things to Teach Your Dog. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Rancho Santa Fe Review.

Ask the Dog Psychologist and Trainer. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Carmel Valley News.

Positive Method Dog Training: Why To Use It and How It Works. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Rancho Santa Fe Review; Del Mar Village Voice.

Reward vs Punishment Training: If Your Dog Could Talk. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Natural Awakenings Pet Magazine.

Body Language. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Natural Awakenings Pet Magazine.

Barking, Barking, Barking, Etc., Etc., Etc… By Linda Michaels, M.A., San Diego Pets Magazine.

No Jumping in 5 Steps: Please Don’t Tread on Me. Readers Choice. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Carmel Valley News.

Pet Parenting Positively Part 1. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Pet Parenting Positively, Part 2. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

The Myth of Luring vs Shaping by Carmen LeBlanc, M.S.

Human vs Dog Positive Reinforcement: Victoria Stilwell

 

Your Puppy

How To Find A Reputable Breeder and a Puppy That Fits Your Family.By Linda Michaels, M.A.,Ranch Coast Newspaper Group.

Training Your New Puppy or Rescue Dog. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Socializing and Vaccinations. By Linda Michaels, M.A. BARKS from the Guild magazine.

A Veterinarian’s View on Puppy Socialization. Dr. R.K. Anderson, DVM

The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Housetraining. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Village Voice.

Chew This, Not That! By Linda Michaels, M.A., U~T San Diego, Scratch ‘n Sniff Column.

“Come!” By Linda Michaels, M.A., U~T San Diego, Scratch ‘Sniff Column.

Puppy Prodigies: Breeder Counseling for Early Learning Puppy Training

 

When Things Go Wrong

Aggression: Dog/Dog — Realistic Expectations for You and Your Dog. By Linda Michaels, M.A., San Diego Pets Magazine.

Separation Anxiety: What You Can Do. By Linda Michaels, M.A., UT San Diego Scratch n’ Sniff; Carmel Valley News.

Socialization and Fear By Linda Michaels, M.A., San Diego Pets Magazine.

Fearful Dog Desensitization: “Let’s Go for a Ride”. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Times.

Fearful Dog: Travels With the Trainer. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Rancho Santa Fe Review.

Child Dog Bite Prevention. Stop the 77.

Pill Popping Dogs. By James Vlahos, New York Times

Allergies Causes and Treatments. By Dr. Karen Becker

 

No Shock, No Prong, No Choke, No Pain, No Fear

DVD on Making the Case for Force-Free Dog Training By Linda Michaels, M.A., Psychology

Making the Case for Force-Free Training Dog Sense Chat. Q&A with Linda Michaels, M.A.

VIDEO: San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Trainers Never Use Aversive Punishment, Q&A with Linda Michaels, M.A.

Puppy Come…Or I’ll Shock You?!? By Linda Michaels, M.A.

 

Cesar Milan

The Damage of Dog Whispering

Video of Cesar Milan’s Dangerous Incorrect Training with Subtitles Explaining the Errors

Video of Alan Titchmarsh Interview with Cesar Milan

Video: Charlie Murphy on the Dog Whisperer — Comedy Central

 

Open Letter to Canine Research Scientists. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Open Letter to Canine Research Scientists. By Linda Michaels, M.A. Published by the Animal Law Center

Letter to Canine Researchers. By Linda Michaels, M.A., BARKS from the Guild magazine.

Snake Avoidance Training. By Linda Michaels, M.A., UT San Diego Scratch n’ Sniff Column.

Dr. Karen Overall, DVM, PhD. Concerns About Shock for the Working Dog Community: Journal of Veterinary Behavior

Dr. Karen Overall, DVM, PhD on Shock, Prong and Choke Collars: Journal of Veterinary Behavior

FDA Proposed a Ban on Shock Devices 2016

FDA Neurological Shock Device Damages Report 2014

DEFRA Code of Practice for Dogs

Animal Welfare Act of 2006
   Code of Practice
Section 9
Section 4: Unnecessary Suffering 

Citronella Bark Collars Contain Pesticide, Refrigerants by Yvette Van Veen

Hazardous Materials Report — Citronella

Electronic Pet Fences: What You Need to Know. The Pet Professional Guild World Services

Dr. Dobias, DVM. Gentle Leashes. Medical Injuries Associated with Choke and Prong Collars

Intraocular (within the eye) Pressure From Flat Collars Causes Medical Injuries

The Difference Between Canine and Human Skin

Merck Veterinary Manual: Physical Characteristics of Dogs. See skin and hair section for skin sensitivity.

Guide to Canine and Feline Behavior Management for Veterinarians

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Position Statements

San Francisco SPCA “We Do Not Support the Use of Prong Collars” with graphics

 

Seasonal

New Year’s Dog Lovers’ Pledge. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts For Your Dog In The New Year. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Dog Diet Resolution: “I resolve that my dog will eat better in the new year!” By Linda Michaels, M.A., Carmel Valley News.

Holiday Help for Shelter Pets. By Linda Michaels, M.A.,T San Diego, Scratch ‘n Sniff Column.

Adopt For The Holidays. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Ranch Coast News; Solana Beach Sun.

Top 10 Thank You Gifts for Your Dog. By Linda Michaels, M.A., UT San Diego Scratch ‘n Sniff Feature, Del Mar Times.

Top 10 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Dog Part I. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Rancho Santa Fe Review.

Top 10 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Dog Part II. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Rancho Santa Fe Review.

Top Ten Gifts that Last a Lifetime. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Times.

Holiday Smells are in the Air. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Summer’s Here! Dog Beach and Park. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Fireworks. By Linda Michaels, M.A.

 

Book Reviews

Canis bonus with Laure-Anne Visele  provides rich precise, unbiased reviews of classic and contemporary dog books expertly categorized for their target audiences: Owner, Academic and Professional.

Services

Art for Barks Art for Barks is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit that was formed to support Service Dogs, Rescue Animals and Animal Artists & Writers. Our goal is to facilitate public education about animals and art through our Fine Art Gallery Museum and Dog Art & Literary Journal. Through our art and literary education programs we will help people make humane and informed choices affecting their animals.

Pink Paws  A survivor’s Best Friend. Pink Paws is a site for survivors and individuals diagnosed with cancer and their pets. Tell your story. Show us your dog. Pink Paws mission is to create an online resource and support system and invites people to share their journey with cancer and their pets.

Find Your Lost Pet   Pet Search and Rescue  Pet Search and Rescue focuses on education about lost pet behavior in addition to using trained Search K9s in specific cases and is proud to share that they have a NEW K9 Handler & Search Dog to add to their team. They are located in FLORIDA and able to help!

Grooming   Absolute Pawfection Pet Grooming and Supplies. Compassionate and expert grooming care is what we strive to offer every customer at Absolute Pawfection. We care deeply about the well being of each and every pet entrusted to us. Our goal is to provide the client with the style that they want, without causing undue stress and anxiety on their pet

Force-Free Grooming

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Pet Sitting  Del Mar Doggers Pet Sitting and Dog Walkers: Coastal
Hello ALL Pet Owners and Pets. This business was started to provide a needed, local service to people, who were working hard and feeling guilty when they had to leave their canine and feline kids at home.

Pet Sitting   Claws and Paws Pet Sitting: North County
Claws and Paws Pet Sitting Service provides loving, experienced pet care in the comfort of your own home. We are licensed by the state of California, and serve the North County San Diego towns of Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, and Oceanside. We are fully insured and have years of experience.

Pet Sitting   JenLovesPets — Professional Pet Sitting
Love and pampered care to minimize stress when you can’t be there.
Serving 4S Ranch, Carmel Valley, Del Sur, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Santa Luz, Scripps Ranch

Photography Colleen’s Custom Pet Photography
Colleen offers private photo sessions and retouching of your photos you already have, beautifully capturing your pet’s personality.

Training   San Diego Dog Trainer Directory
The San Diego Dog Trainer Directory was created by volunteer effort to provide a list of experienced trainers to adopters of rescue and shelter dogs and for the general public. All trainers have been screened and are using only scientific, modern positive reinforcement dog training methods.

Veterinarians/Mobile. Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Ranch House Vet

Veterinarians/Integrative Health. Dr. Laura Greenlee Johnson

Rescues

Baja Animal Sanctuary
Baja Animal Sanctuary the only no-kill shelter in northern Mexico, provides a safe haven for dogs, cats, and presently, one beautiful horse. Rescued from the streets of Mexico, they now receive food, medical care, and love for the rest of their lives

 

 

Wolfdogs

VIDEO: How to Train Your Wolfdog with Linda Michaels, M.A., slideshow and audio from Wolfdog Radio interview

WOLFDOG ONLINE RADIO: Canine Training Methods: Positive Reinforcement with Linda Michaels, M.A.

VIDEO: Meet Wolfdog Journey! WolfCreekRanch.net

VIDEO: Wolfdog Training with Shiloh and Oka. WolfEducationProject.org

Ambassador Journey Ambassador Wolf Journey loves people! He specializes in children, education, photo shoots, private or public events, parties, traveling and shopping!

Wolf Education Project — Julian
To increase public awareness and understanding as to the true nature of wolves and the critical role they play in maintaining ecological balance in their natural habitat. These educational opportunities are offered on site or off site with a focus on fact vs. fiction and the differences and similarities between wolves, wolfdogs, and your house hold canine companion.

Meet Wolf Ambassador Wolfdog Journey! Natural Awakenings Pet Magazine; U~T San Diego.  Linda Michaels, MA

 

More Topics

The Real Scoop on Canine Nutrition. By Linda Michaels, M.A., Ranch Santa Fe Review.

Wise Food Choices. By Linda Michaels, M.A., UT San Diego, Scratch ‘n Sniff Column.

Pet Sitting? Home Alone. Sandie Lampe Interviews Linda Michaels, San Diego Home/Gardens Lifestyles

Dog Rules! AKA Dogs Rule! By Linda Michaels, M.A.

Why Are Dogs Racist? Canine Experts Speak. Gawker.com Linda Michaels, MA/Contributor

National Council for Aging Care’s Guide on Pets for Seniors

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