Science Corner

Kylo the German Shepherd looking right at the camera, thinking about science.

Research in dog behavior and dog cognition is exciting and ongoing. Below are links to some very interesting reading and some of the institutions deeply involved in learning more about dogs.

The Arizona Canine Cognition Center publications page has downloadable pdfs for those craving a deep dive into some current and fascinating studies about our canine companions.

Eileen and Dogs blog is an accessible resource of evidence based writing including a great article on Myths About Positive Reinforcement Training.

Below are a few books that our HDTA alliance trainers recommend:

How Dogs Learn by Mary R Burch

Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell

Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Meet Your Dog by Kim Brophy