A curated collection of our favorite books, conformation supplies & resources!

SDPS DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

SHOW RECORD (PDF) EXTENDED SHOW RECORD (Excel File) DAY OF SHOW CHECKLIST (PDF) YOUR WHOLE SHOW DOG CHART (WORD)

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

BRAVEHEART DOG TRAINING – Conformation training and handling classes, workshops, seminars, private consultations. Based out of San Leandro, California.
WRAPPED UP IN DOGS/CHERIE EKHOLM – Behavior, training and body work for dogs. Spokane, WA.
UCLA DOGS/ANDREA STONE – Conformation training, handling classes, workshops, daycare, basic training. Seattle area.
4 PAWS UNIVERSITY – Articles and information on dog training and behavior modification.
KAREN PRYOR/CLICKER TRAINING – Information, articles and shopping for dog training and clicker training.
SUZANNE CLOTHIER – Author, lecturer and trainer. Website offers books, articles and quality leads.

BOOKS

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

    Akin to Monty Roberts’s The Man Who Listens to Horses and going light-years beyond The Hidden Life of Dogs, this extraordinary book takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with canines and offers us astonishing new lessons about our pets. From changing the misbehaviors and habits that upset us, to seeing the world from their unique and natural perspective, to finding …

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    Don’t Show the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training

    A Better Way to Better Behavior

    Karen Pryor’s clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don’t Shoot the Dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal—and human—behavior.

    A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here …

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    From Shy to Showy: Help for your shy show dog

    Do you have a dog that doesn’t enjoy the show ring? How about a dog that is shy or fearful in the show ring? This book is for anyone who shows, works with or lives with a shy or fearful dog. Vicki Ronchette is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who is also an active show dog exhibitor, owner, handler and …

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    Positive Training for Show Dogs: Building a Relationship for Success

    Get outstanding show results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure-reward techniques. Includes a section on problem solving common showing issues. Written by a dog show person for dog show people.

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    Ready? Set. Show!: A Handbook for Dog Shows

    Finally, a handbook for dog shows! This little gem gives you answers to all the things you need to know about dog shows. From how dog shows work, to what class to enter, to how to dress to compliment your dog, to the actual ring procedure, you will find it all here ! This reader friendly book is a must …

DOG SHOW SUPPLIES & MORE

BEAD LEADS – Custom paracord show leads.
BEST IN SHOW TROLLEYS – One-piece collapsible dog show trolleys.
CHERRYBROOK– Dog show supplies including collars, leads, grooming supplies and more.
CHEWY.COM– Dog supplies including food, treats, supplements, collars, leads, crates and more.
CHRIS CHRISTIANSEN GROOMING PRODUCTS – Quality grooming products and tools.

DOG SHOW INFORMATION

MB-F SUPERINTENDENT – Website listing dog show and event information.
ONOFRIO SUPERINTENDENT – Website listing dog show and event information.
JACK BRADSHAW SUPERINTENDENT – Website listing dog shows and event information.
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
– Official website for the AKC includes information on breeds, breed standards, dog sport events and other dog sports.
AKC CANINE COLLEGE
– Courses for breeders, judges and purebred dog information.
DOG NEWS – Dog show magazine featuring show dog ads, articles and rankings.
CANINE CHRONICLE – Dog show magazine featuring dog ads, articles and rankings.
BEST IN SHOW DAILY – Online dog show magazine featuring dog ads and articles.
WWW.SHOWDOGZ.ORG – Website with dog show information as well as networking opportunities.

USEFUL FACEBOOK GROUPS

SHOW DOG PREP SCHOOL FACEBOOK PAGE
POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS
THE DOG SHOW JUDGES’ REPORT CARD

THE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR CENTER LLC

PODCASTS

PURE DOG TALK – Great website with podcasts with judge’s interviews, articles, training and handling interviews. PDT logo DRINKING FROM THE TOILET – Informative podcast featuring dog trainer Hannah Brannigan and a variety of guests.