Useful Website Links and Resources

Puppy and Kitten information sheets:

Recommended Books and Authors:

  1. Decoding your Dog by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Debra Horwitz, John Ciribassi and Steve Dale
  2. Life Skills for Puppies: Laying the foundation for a loving, lasting relationship by Helen Zulch, Daniel Mills and Peter Baumber
  3. Perfect Puppy in Seven Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Dr Sophia Yin
  4. Books by Jacqueline Neilson
  5. Books by Ilona Rodan
  6. Books by Sophia Yin
  7. Books by Sarah Heath

Australian Veterinary Association handouts:

  1. Common behavioural questions asked at a veterinary clinic
  2. Anxiety, Fears and Phobias in Dogs
  3. Anxiety, Fears and Phobias in Cats
  4. Anxiety, Fears and Phobias in Birds
  5. Debunking the dominance myth
  6. Why does my dog bark?
  7. Managing anxiety and phobia in dogs
  8. Preventing dog bites
  9. Ten top tips for training dogs
  10. Creating an enriching environment for your pet
  11. Courteous cats
  12. Cats with toileting problems
  13. Behaviour in birds

Other Useful Links:

  1. American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour position statements: Dominance, Punishment, Puppy Socialization, and also a handout about choosing a trainer
  2. Dog bite prevention
  3. Positive punishment increases rate of aggression
  4. Understanding causes for behaviour
  5. Proof domestic dogs differ genetically from wolves
  6. The indoor pet initiative
  7. International Cat Care
  8. Catalyst Council
  9. Feliway pheromonatherapy
  10. Adaptil pheromonatherapy