The following dog training, obedience, rescue and general canine resources may help you develop a greater understanding of our animal companions. There is much to discover!
Dog Organizations and Agencies
- Humane Society of the United States
- Deaf Dog Rescue of America
- Karma Rescue
- Association Pet Dog Trainers
- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Downtown Dog Rescue Los Angeles
Dog Resources Online
- Animal Behavior College
- Original Dog Whisperer
- AngelDogs Training (Dog Boarding)
- Lisa’s Lucky Dogs (Pet Sitting)
- Professional Dog Trainers
- Pet Tutor
- Puppy Playground – Agility Resources For Your Pooch
Dog Training Books
- ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training
- The Dog Whisperer
- The Beginner’s Guide to Dog Agility
- Doctor Dunbar’s Good Little Dog Book
- The Culture Clash
- The Power of Positive Dog Training
- It’s Not the Dogs It’s the People
- The Puppy Whisperer
- Good Habits for Great Dogs
NOTE: The Web sites listed above are intended as resources only. They are not a substitute for professional veterinary care. We recommended consulting a certified dog trainer before beginning any pet training program.
As a basic resource when you consider dog training or obedience classes for your dog, AngelDogs offers the following when you consider the different levels of training you can give your pet:
The types of dog training change with the varying stages of development in the dog.
While some dogs have never been trained, others have already had some sort of training already. In this case, it becomes even more necessary to analyze and know what type of instruction your dog needs.
Basic dog training is meant for beginner dogs — either a puppy or a grown-up dog that is being trained for the first time. This level includes only the basics, i.e. “sit,” “stay” and come when called. Even at the basic level, the dog should be trained to socialize with other dogs and people in a proper way.
Intermediate level dog training is for those adult dogs that have undertaken the basics either formally or at home by their humans. This intermediate type of training may train a dog to heel, walk properly on a leash, fetch something and return. It also enhances the basics of “sit,” “stay,” “come,” etc.
Advanced level dog training is meant for dogs who have successfully passed through a minimum of at least one dog training course or graduated from dog obedience classes. Here, in the advanced level, the different elements of the basic and intermediate courses are enhanced and commands (including hand signals) are mastered.
A certified dog trainer like Mark Tipton with AngelDogs Training can assess your dog and place him or her in the appropriate level of instruction. A dog who has mastered obedience responds to hand signals, enjoys walking and remaining beside the owner at all times (even without a leash) and maintains focus on his/her human without getting distracted.
Dogs respond to love, kindness, rewards and compassion. This is the basis for all dog training that AngelDogs offers. Contact us for the next dog obedience class in Santa Clarita or schedule a private training session at your home.