Resources and Links

Julie’s favorite books on dogs and training:

For new dog and puppy owners or those considering getting a dog:
The Perfect Puppy in Seven Days, by Dr. Sophia Yin 
The Puppy Primer, by Dr. Patricia McConnell 
Before and After Getting Your Puppy, by Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian, animal behaviorist and founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind, A Parent’s Guide to Controlling the Chaos, by Colleen Pelar, CPDT
Puppy Training for Kids, by Colleen Pelar, CPDT

Training Books:
Click for Joy! by Melissa C. Alexander
How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks, by Dr. Ian Dunbar

Books on dogs, training, and our relationships with them:
The Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson
The Other End of the Leash, Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D
Decoding Your Dog,
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Editors: Debra F Horowitz, John Ciribassi, with Steve Dale

Click here to order these and other great dog books at

Podcasts: Be sure to check out Your Family Dog Podcast with Colleen Pelar and me talking dogs and helping families love living with dogs! 

Some of My Favorite Links


The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. Learn more about the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Bonnie's Herbals

Bonnie Rogers, owner of the Bonnie's Herbals is a nutritional consultant and herbalist who specializes in diet management and natural medicine for health problems and diseases in dogs and cats. Bonnie has been helping my dogs for over four years now and we rely on her high quality products and care to keep them healthy and long lived.

Living with Kids and Dogs

Living with Kids and Dogs is a website with a lot of valuable realistic advice to help ensure that the relationship between kids and their dogs is safe and enjoyable. See also Living with Kids and Dogs, by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, in our recommended reading list.

Dog Star Daily is a free website for dog lovers — a daily magazine with news, blogs, and articles about dog behavior, and a comprehensive digital dog training textbook with everything you need to know about training your puppy or dog. We so strongly believe that puppy husbandry and training information is so important that it should be freely available to all, with the hope that dogs (and their humans) will be happier and healthier because of it.


The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has a wealth of information on current trends, thinking, and research in the area of animal behavior. The Society has also produced several thoughtful and well written position statements on topics such as Dominance, Punishment, Puppy Socialization, and How to Choose a Trainer.

Village Pet Mart

The Village Pet Market is a locally owned and operated pet store featuring the best in food, treats, toys, and supplies for your dogs and cats. Friendly service and careful attention to the needs of pets and their owners make this a delightful place to shop. Located at 222 S. Main St, Granville. 740-587-3656

The Indoor Pet Initiative

The behaviorists at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine have a website called "The Indoor Pet Initiative" with a wealth of information for cat and dog owners. It is definately work checking out!


The organization serves as a major voice for the pet sitting industry to realize its mission to be "the most respected authority in professional pet sitting." NAPPS offers its members professional integrity and education, as well as networking opportunities.

The Whole Dog Journal

The Whole Dog Journal is great for those interested in good physical health and positive reinforcement training for dogs.

Bath and Biscuits

Bath and Biscuits is a pet supply store located at 1616 Columbus Rd. (Rt. 16) in Granville. Owned and operated by Danielle Wilson of Ohio Pet Chef, it provides a place to easily bathe your pet, as well as offering toys, foods, treats, and other cat and dog supplies.