Paul Owens is ranked as one of the top trainers in the world. He is also my teacher and who’s teacher training program I went through. Everyone listed here is top of their field.



Separation Anxiety and Isolation Distress

Nicole Wilde, CPDT Workshop: Separation Anxiety
Tiffany Lovell, CPDT-KA, CSAT When it Comes to Crates, Think Outside the Box (Evey’s not crated anymore, but this short article will give you an excellent foundation.)
Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA How to Help a Dog with Separation Anxiety
Margaret R. Pender Separation Anxiety and Isolation Distress
Tiffany Lovell, CPDT-KA, CSAT Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Joshua Leeds and Susan Wagner, DVM, MS Through a Dog’s Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion

Safe Play and Integration for Your Dogs
Nicole Wilde, CPDT Dissecting the Dynamics of Dog-Dog Play
Nicole Wilde, CPDT Talk to the Paw! Understanding What Dogs are Really Saying

Key dog training tips and foundations:
Dr Sophia Yin, How Dogs Learn
Dr Sophia Yin, Dog Training Secrets
Paul Owens CPDT, contextual learning
Paul Owens CPDT, Importance of and what is socialization
Paul Owens CPDT, focus and concentration: (calm human, calm dog)
Paul Owens CPDT, The 3 D’s
Paul Owens CPDT on a news show talking about new behavior shaping, how dogs think/45sec rule, oral eye reflex

Calming Signals/Canine Language:
Turid Rugaas, On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals, rental (also as a book)
Janet Finley, Calming Signals – Learning to Listen
Kristin Crestejo, CDBC – Introduction to Understanding Dog Body Language Pt 1
Kristin Crestejo, CDBC – Introduction to Understanding Dog Body Language Pt 2
Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA – Talk to the Paw: Understanding What Dogs are Really Saying

Illustrations and Charts by Lili Chin:
Lili is an amazing artist devoted to creating information for dog parents in easy to digest posters, booklets and illustrations. All her resources are FREE. Scroll through and you’ll find things of interest. Some of her materials are attached in the PDF.

Books (most are available on Kindle via but not .ca) and DVDS:
Books/DVDs with asterisk are at the top of my list of must reads/views for understanding behavior however all books listed here are the top for foundations in dog training and relationships
*I’ll Be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety – Patricia B McConnell, Ph.D.
*Don’t Leave Me: Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety – Nicole Wilde, CPDT
*The Culture Clash – Jean Donaldson
*Paul Owens DVD, Welcome Home: Ultimate Training Guide For All Newly-Adopted Dogs (I have a copy you can borrow as it’s hard to get in Canada)
Train Your Dog Like a Pro – Jean Donaldson
*Excel-erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them – Pam Reid, PhD
*How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves – Dr. Sophia Yin
The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training – Paul Owens
*The Power of Positive Dog Training – Pat Miller (also available in audiobook)
*On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals – Turid Rugaas (also Vimeo rental, linked above)

Websites of professionals:
Paul Owens (ADVICE menu tab especially the learning library which will link you to others’ work as well)
Nicole Wilde (I recommend signing up to her blog newsletter. Highly invaluable)
Dr Marc Bekoff