These are some of my favorite dog books, training materials & resources.  I highly recommend reading them and checking them out BEFORE getting your pup.


Books by the Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg- These books mirror my philosophy when it comes to our relationship with dogs.  They're more than just how-to books about raising and training dogs.  They give us the foundational knowledge necessary for training by understanding how dogs think. 


When Pigs Fly- This book is written by the founder of the Puppy Culture program we raise our pups with and is an excellent resource to continue raising your pup with the same philosophy we started them on.

Madcap University's online course- From the people who brought us Puppy Culture!  I cannot recommend this resource enough!  This online pre-recorded course focuses on what to do when you bring home your puppy. 

Puppy training DVD- This training DVD is a great way for the whole family to begin the process of training.

Zen Dog Training- My kids and I have gone through Lola's course and I was thoroughly impressed by her knowledge of dogs and her expertise in training, while at the same time being incredibly easy to work with.  Lola doesn't have a one-size-fits-all attitude when it comes to training.  She looks at each dog as an individual, this way her training can be easily tailored to their needs.  She is a perennial student, constantly learning to improve her program which I think is a necessary part of any endeavor.  She does in-person as well as virtual classes.  Located near the CO/WY border, so very accessible to people in Cheyenne and Northern CO.  Check out Lola's videos on her FB page!