Positive Dog Training

There a number of great authors and trainers that focus on force-free, positive dog training.  Here are some of our favorites!

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. Four Paw Sports Center is a full member.

Karen Pryor Clickertraining (KPCT) is a leader in the field of animal training and a recognized world leader in the science and application of marker-based positive reinforcement, or what is often call "clicker training." Read her blog!

Dr Yin was a fabulous veterinarian and behaviorist, offering wonderful workshops and other resources (including her own blog) showing the benefits of positive training. Since her passing in 2014, her team has continued to put together her work into helpful tips.

Patricia McConnell is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, and "is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars." We highly recommend her books.

You might recognize her from her popular TV show called "It's Me or the Dog." This program showcased positive training techniques that were a complete opposite of other popular TV trainers. Victoria has great ideas and hints for working with your dog.

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