There is so much information out there; it can be confusing to know which books, sites and resources are good ones.

Here are some excellent resources for training and care, puppy information, recommended reading and more. Dig in!


Whole Dog Journal

Kids and Dogs

The Safe Dogs Safe Kids Project

Living with Kids and Dogs

Family Paws Parent Education

Book: “Raising Puppies and Kids Together,” by Pia Silvani

Book: “Don’t Lick the Dog,” by Wendy Wahman

Fearful Dogs


Association of Pet Dog Trainers

ASPCA: Behavior

YouTube: Kikopup


Book: “Puppy Care & Training,” by Teoti Anderson


YouTube: Kikopup

LoLaBuland Experience training videos


The Whole Dog Journal

Dog Aware

See Spot Live Longer


Portland Trails

Downeast Dog News publication

Local Training Centers

Telling Tails Training Center, Fryeburg

Tree Frog Farm Dog Training, North Yarmouth

Favorite authors

Steve Brown (food)

Suzanne Clothier

Jean Donaldson

Temple Grandin

Debra Jacobs (fearful dogs)

Alexandra Kurland (clicker training for horses)

Patricia McConnell

Nicole Wilde (fearful dogs)

Sophia Yin

Must reads for all dog owners

“The Other End of the Leash,” by Patricia McConnell

“How to Behave so your Dog Behaves,” by Sophia Yin