Web Link Association of Pet Dog Trainers
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (Australia) is committed to providing cutting edge information and a forum for discussion that will make for better trainers through education. Members can attend regional meetings and an annual 3 day conference. They have access to a substantial library of videos, tapes and books. [The American website can be visited at www.apdt.com, the Canadian site at www.cappdt.ca and the UK site at www.apdt.co.uk]
Web Link Dr Roger Abrantes
Dr Roger Abrantes, probably one of the most versatile ethologists in the world,is president of the Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors, speaks 9 different languages and has written 17 books on animal behaviour. He was one of the key speakers at the APDT's 2008 annual conference in Sydney.
Web Link Dr R.K. Anderson
Dr R.K. Anderson is chairman of the Animal Behaviour Resources Institute. This site enhances human animal relationships and improves quality of life for people and animals by providing education and animal behavior resources.
Web Link Dr Suzanne Hetts
Dr Suzanne Hetts, a leading applied animal behaviourist, was main speaker at the APDT conference in Coffs Harbour in 2004. Many of her videos and books, including her best known and highly regarded 'Pet Behaviour Protocols', are in the APDT member's library. Sign up for a free monthly newsletter which has a wealth of information on solving pet behaviour problems.
Web Link Australian Veterinary Association
The site of the Australian Veterinary Association represents the veterinary profession. Back copies of the AVA Journal contain useful information on health matters.
Web Link American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour
The site of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour has a public section with position statements and archived newsletters.
Web Link Cambridge Centre for Behavioral Studies
This is the website of the prestigious Cambridge Centre for Behavioral Studies. In the animals, pets and zoos section there are many excellent ideas to enrich the lives of all our animals.
Web Link Say Yes Dog Training
Say Yes Dog Training is one of North America's leading dog training facilities. Susan Garrett's cutting-edge approach to training develops both well-behaved family pets and world champions in numerous canine sports.
Web Link Karen Pryor Academy
The site of Karen Pryor, one of the original clicker trainers & author of the inspirational 'Don't Shoot the Dog'. Karen allows us to step outside the boundaries of traditional training & create behaviour no one ever even thought of before!
Web Link Dee Ganley
Web Link The Delta Society
The Delta Society is at the forefront of trainer education in behavioural dog training and in Australia wide national accreditation of instructors. It is also the leader in the field of animal assisted therapy in hospitals and nursing homes. The USA site is at www.deltasociety.org
Web Link Dog Behaviour
Gwen Bailey from the UK, author of several books including 'The Perfect Puppy' and 'What is My Dog Thinking?' has a site full of practical advice on raising a well-behaved dog.
Web Link Dog Gone Safe
A non profit organisation dedicated to prevention of dog bites in children. Click here to see The 2 Most Important Things to Teach Your Kids, The 2 Most Important Things Parents Can Do, The 3 Most Important Things Dog Owners Can Do
Web Link Dogs Best Friend Training
Dr Patricia McConnell, author of 'The Other End of The Leash', was the speaker at the APDT conference in Sydney in 2003. She is a highly sought after applied animal behaviourist specialising in aggression. All her books & videos, many of which are in the APDT member's library, provide cutting edge information.
Web Link Dogs Life
Dogs Life magazine is the No.1 publication for dogs and dog lovers in Australia and New Zealand. All canine questions are covered, from information about health, nutrition, grooming and training to the latest accessories.
Web Link Dog Star Daily
Dr Ian Dunbar and Kelly Gorman have put together a brilliant resource for all dog owners and trainers that is a compilation of the very best of Ian's lifelong works. A giant site!
Web Link Flying Dog Press
Suzanne Clothier, author of 'Bones Would Rain from the Sky', has some incisive articles on humane, relationship based training built on trust, mutual respect, attentiveness and empathy.
Web Link Kaye Hargreaves
Kaye Hargreaves from Melbourne is one of Australia's leading positive reinforcement trainers and authors. The articles section of her website has particularly valuable information.
Web Link K9 Events
Pat Robards from NSW, another of Australia's leading positive reinforcement trainers & trick trainer without equal, has a brilliant site. Links to informative articles on every good dog site on the internet. The wheat has been sifted from the chaff!
Web Link Legacy Canine
Terry Ryan from USA, who significantly advanced the cause of positive reinforcement training in Australia in the 1990s, has a site full of incisive training ideas and helpful training suggestions.
Web Link Living with Kids and Dogs
Colleen Pelar's website is a must visit for any parent who lives with kids and dogs and wants to remain sane and control the daily chaos.
Web Link Magic Paws
Peggy Tillman, author of 'Clicking with your Dog' has a great site for beginner trainers. View the animated illustrations of a "sit" being gradually shaped with a clicker.
Web Link Nerd Book - Dr Sophia Yin
Dr Sophia Yin, author of 'the brilliant 'How To Behave So Your Dog Behaves' has produced an amazing series of short training video clips that illustrate her modern training techniques with dogs, horses, chickens, ostriches and giraffes.
Web Link Don Caster Animal Clinic
Dr Gary Landsberg, a Veterinary Behavioursit from Toronto, Canada, has been a welcome lecturer in Australia on several occasions. His website has many invaluable articles on pet health for small animals. http://www.northtorontovets.com
Web Link Open Paws
Many animals are surrendered simply because their people don’t know what to expect when they get a companion animal. Open Paw is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving people and animals the tools they need to build successful relationships with one another and with their community.
Web Link Pet Health
The site of Brisbane's well known Animal Veterinary Behaviourist and 4BC radio personality, Dr Cam Day, contains a goldmine of useful information. There are e-books and free downloads to many articles on solving behaviour problems of all types of pets.
Web Link PetRescue
PetRescue is a not-for-profit organisation that finds new homes for abandoned and unwanted pets. They are the largest online searchable directory of rescue pets in Australia and to date have saved 32,330 animals.
Web Link Where Do Puppies Come From
What to look for in your new puppy;what is a puppy mill & how you can stop them; get the facts on pet shops & internet purchases; your not-so-designer dog; a new Australian documentary on puppy mills.
Web Link The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Training
Pamela Dennison was one of the key speakers at APDT's 2008 conference in Sydney. She is the author of 'How to right a dog gone wrong'. "Bringing Light to Shadow', and 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Training'. She says that ''if you don't have time to train your dog, get a stuffed animal.'
Web Link Raise with praise
Paul Owens, the original 'Dog Whisperer',believes that compassion and nonviolence brings nothing but happiness to everyone in our family. The way we treat our dogs is directly linked to how we treat ourselves and each other!
Web Link Shirley Chong's
It is easy to have a well-mannered dog by following Shirley Chong's six clicker lessons under "training tips" - a must for anyone who wants to build a better and more positive relationship with their dog.
Web Link Teaching with Accoustical Guidance
Teaching with Accoustical Guidance - uses the same principles as clicker training for animals to improve the performance of humans in fields such as sport, ballet dancing & for austistic children. 'Tag' not 'Nag' makes self-correction learning fun and much faster!
Web Link The Ultimate Puppy Tool Kit
The Ultimate Puppy Tool Kit is supported by freely available excellent support materials, homework sheets and quick reference guides.
Web Link UPEI
This comprehensive data base from Canada of canine inherited disorders will assist dog owners whose pet has been found to have an inherited condition as well as potential owners who want help in avoiding these problems when choosing a pet.
Web Link Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
This site provides reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians & experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online veterinary database and community.
Web Link Click and Treat
Gary Wilkes, along with Karen Pryor, was a leading pioneer in clicker training back in the early 1990s.