Like any relationship, the one with your pet might hit some road bumps along the way. If that is the case, our knowledgeable staff is here to help. Our dog staff has many years of experience teaching basic obedience as well as tackling more difficult issues.

And, if you have some concerns about your feline friend, our staff can help you find solutions.

We would also like to recommend the following resources:


Food Puzzles

Helpful Training Videos

Recommended Reading

Positive Training Techniques

FKSPCA Recommended Reading List



Before & After Getting Your Puppy
by Ian Dunbar

Your Outta Control Puppy
by Teoti Anderson

New Puppy! Now What? DVD
by Victoria Schade

Clicker Puppy DVD
by Doggone Crazy

Sirius Puppy Training DVD
by Ian Dunbar

General Training

Don’t Shoot the Dog
by Karen Pryor

Power of Positive Dog Training
by Pat Miller

The Only Dog Training Book You’ll Ever Need
by Gerilyn Bielakiewicz

The Dog Whisperer: Beginning & Intermediate Dog Training DVD
by Paul Owens

Brenda Aloff’s Fundamentals: Foundation Training for Every Dog DVD
by Brenda Aloff

Pets Incredible Complete Dog Training DVD
by Pets Incredible

Behave Yourself! DVD
by Victoria Wells

Understanding Canine Behavior

The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
by Patricia McConnell

For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
by Patricia McConnell

Bones Would Rain from the Sky : Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs
by Suzanne Clothier

On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals 2nd Edition
by Turid Rugas

Canine Body Language, A Photographic Guide
by Brenda Aloff

Children and Dogs

Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your mind
by Colleen Pelar

Raising Puppies and Kids Together – A Guide for Parents
by Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt

Problem Solving

Aggression in Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention, & Behavior Modification
by Brenda Aloff

Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog
by Patricia McConnell

Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression
by Jean Donaldson

Changing People Changing Dogs: Positive Solutions for Difficult Dogs
by Dee Ganley

Cautious Canine
by Patricia McConnell

Help for Your Fearful Dog: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Your Dog Conquer His Fears
by Nicole Wilde

How To Right a Dog Gone Wrong
by Pamela Dennison

Trick Training

Clicker Fun: Dog Tricks & Games Using Positive Reinforcement
by Deb Jones

The How of Bow Wow DVD
by Virginia Broitman and Sherri Lippman


Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook 3rd Edition
by James Giffin, MD & Lisa Carlson DVM

Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
by Richard and Susan Pitcairn


Visiting the Dog Park – Having Fun, Staying Safe
by Cheryl Smith

Coercion and Its Fallout
by Murray Sidman

All of the resources listed are reviewed and available for online purchase at