Resources We Recommend

This list will grow as we discover more books.  Happy reading!

Puppy checklist
Poisonous Plant Guide

First Hand Resources (the best kind!)
*Find your local breed steward and talk to them!
*Ask them to recommend breeders they trust, and talk to them too!
*Go to and find local dog shows to go to, talk to the dog owners/breeders there. It also gives you a chance to see your breed up close!

Books (for all breeds):
*“Before and After Getting Your Puppy” by Dr. Ian Dunbar.  (Absolutely amazing!)
*“Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook (Revised)” by Carlson, DVM, & Griffin, MD.
*“Veterinarian’s Guide to Your Dog’s Symptoms” by Garver, Hohenhaus, Houpt, etc.
*“The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog” by Wendy Volhard & Kerry Brown DVM.
*“Getting in Touch with Your Dog” by Linda Tellington-Jones
*“Don’t Shoot the Dog” by Karen Pryor (THE classic clicker training book)
*“Puppies for Dummies” by Sarah Hodgson

Websites (for all breeds):
*The Whole Dog Journal
* Karen Pryor’s website
* – food and supplements
* – for books and videos
* – for supplies
* – for supplies
* – for training info
* – for terrific training leash
* – for learning about different dog foods and their ratings
*American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
* A list of human foods and products that are poisonous or bad for dogs.

Berner-Specific Books:
*“The Bernese Mountain Dog – A Dog of Destiny” by Bernd Guenter
*“The Bernese Mountain Dog – An Owners Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet” by Julia Crawford
*“The Beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog” by Russ & Rodgers

Berner-Specific Websites:
* – The National Bernese Mountain Dog Club
* – links to Berner-L and lots of health info

Berner-Specific Web Groups:
Berner-L on yahoo.

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