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Below you’ll find a list of books, articles, blogs, and videos recommended by Team DINOS on Facebook – everyone from shelter workers to dog trainers pitched in to recommend their top picks for resources that have been helpful for their DINOS. Every dog is an individual and there are many types of DINOS, so please keep in mind that what works for one DINOS family, may not work for another.

This list is always expanding, so be sure to check back and if you’d like to recommend a book, blog, or video, please let me know:

Please note that being included in this list is not an endorsement by DINOS™  or this website.



The Official Guide to Living with DINOS by Jessica Dolcecover shadow

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

BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) by Grisha Stewart

Bones Would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier

Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

Changing People, Changing Dogs by Dee Ganley

Click to Calm by Emma Parsons

Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt includes LAT (Look at That!) technique

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out by Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog by Debbie Jacobs

Help for Your Fearful Dog by Nicole Wilde

Scaredy Dog by Ali Brown

The Other End of the Leash, Feisty Fido and the Cautious Canine (really anything at all) by Patricia McConnell

Low Stress Handling, Restraint, and Behavior Modification by Dr. Sophia Yin (more about this book here)

The Midnight Dog Walkers by Annie Phenix

When Pigs Fly by Jane Killion

The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training by Paul Owens

Meet Your Dog by Kim Brophey



TACT: A Training Program for Dogs that Are Fearful or Reactive Toward People 5-DVD Set (behavior modification and massage). More about TACT here.

Suzanne Clothier’s two hour DVD: Arousal, Fear & Anxiety

The Language of Dogs by Sarah Kalnajs


Series of reactive dog training videos (includes teaching u-turns) from David the Dog Trainer: onetwo, 2.5,  three, and four

Leash reactivity case study by Drayton Micheals

Teaching a dog to wear a muzzle by Chirag Patel

Teach your dog to go behind you from Dogs and Babies

Teach your dog “Let’s Go!” (Emergency U-Turn) by Dogmantics

How to Stop an Approaching Dog  by Dr. Patricia McConnell (blog with video)


Family Paws seminar: Holiday Child and Pet Safety Tips

Videos from The Family Dog to help kids stay safe around dogs

Excellent PSA about giving service dogs their space found here.

Should I Pet This Dog? a great instructional video about consent.




For All Dogs:

Dr. Ian Dunbar’s look at Canine Body Language, plus facial expressions from Eileen and Dogs

Proper Dog Intros and Multi-Dog Home Management from Pat Miller in Whole Dog Journal

Across a Threshold by The Whole Dog Journal

Bad Rap’s Dog/Dog Tolerance levels in adult dogs

Muzzles – Not just for Aggression Anymore! by Nan Arthur

Growling is Good from Paw Prints Magazine

Catch your dog doing something good from Dogs Out Loud

Trail Etiquette for hiking with dogs by Nancy Tanner

Petting dogs and the importance of consent from Paws Abilities


About Service Dogs:

On Service Dog Etiquette from Please Don’t Pet Me

Only You Can Prevent Sniffing of Guide Dogs’ Butts from Julie Hecht.


Kids and Dogs:

Doggone Safe on bite prevention and dog safety for kids

Family Paws is a resource every parent should know about

The Family Dog offers great resources


Injured and Disabled Dogs:

Activities for Convalescing Dogs by Diane Garrod

Tips for Living with a Blind Dog

Non Surgical Options for ACL Tears


Reactive and/or Fearful Dogs:


A helpful round up of reactive dog info called Leash Gremlins Need Love Too from Dogs Out Loud

Dr. Patricia McConnell’s blogs on dog-dog Reactivity Treatments and How to Handle Reactive Dogs (2017) and her 2018 update on Help for Reactive Dogs. 

7 Mistakes You’re Making from Lisa Mullinax – so helpful!

Marisa Scully’s Using Controlled Unleashed for Dog-Dog Aggression  and Look At That (especially helpful for dogs in urban areas)

Team Unruly shares how Look at That has helped their reactive dog and here’s how to teach LAT

Training Your Reactive Dog from Paws Abilities (part 3 of a series)

you're not a bad dog cartoon


Karen Overall’s pdf of her Relaxation Protocol

Champion of My Heart’s Relaxation Protocol audio files 

Thoughts on medications, supplements, and vitamins from Reactive Champion

Medication, sound sensitivity and more from The Atlantic

More on medication, using Ace, and more from Debbie Jacobs


How to Help Your Fearful Dog from Casey Lomonaco

S.A.N.E. Solutions from Tellington Touch practitioner and trainer Kathy Cascade

The basics of BAT (Behavioral Adjustment Training)

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