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to information and people we believe to be of the premium quality! However, do
your research - we are not responsible for your decision to use or not use these
Jeff is a fantastic dog trainer. Jeff is the only dog trainer in the Vancouver area that we
recommend. He has a lot of hands on dog training experience and has trained under some of
the most respected teachers. Jeff teaches training using remote training collars which
if used
can be a very humane and effective training tool.  Jeff's training is located in North
Burnaby... a very reasonable drive to learn from the best!

Jeff seems to just naturally understand dogs!  Highly recommended trainer!
Black Walnut
" Where Pets are Friends"
Reservations recommended  Vaccinations Required
Susie Muxlow
604 823 6511
43386 Adams Rd., Sardis, B.C. Canada V2R 4L1
This is a fantastic kennel that we have used a lot. This is
the only boarding facility in Chilliwack that we use!

It is a place for your companion to play while you are
away.  They are great with all dogs from Lap dogs to
Police K-9s.  Call far in advance of your departure date as
they are a great place so they fill up quickly!

Click on their name to go to their website.
Have fun while training! This method gives your dog choices, then you simply
reward him for making the correct choice. This gives him credit for being an
intelligent, sensitive creature who enjoys working when we allow him to think for
himself. This happy attitude assures your dog will work joyfully and correctly--in
other words, he will love to work!! Stresses the drive instinct in the dog, and is
a step-by-step manual to teach you how to train your dog for winning
obedience. Popular with both Schutzhund and competitive obedience
customers. Deals with the novice exercises: heeling, sit, stay, down, stand,
Fantastic Book!  Temple Grandin is an autistic woman who has a gift for
understanding animals and seeing the world through their eyes.

This book covers a lot of information and is cited well for further reading.  The
best book we have read that helps explain how animals think. We have read
other popular books about how animals think only to be disappointed but this
book is amazing!

Available at most bookstores.  
    Don't be put off by the title.  We think this is a very comprehensive book about
    dog training.  It is very well written and easy to follow.  A must read for new dog
    owners.  It is also an easy book to find. Most bookstores and retail outlets carry
    it as well as most online stores.  

    PLEASE NOTE: The book we recommend is "Dog Training for Dummies"
    By Jack and Wendy Volhard

    ***NOT "Puppies for Dummies" and NOT "Puppy Raising & Training Diary"***

    ***Very different books,different authors and entirely different training philosophies!!!***
Great Books:
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Ready! The Step By Step Training of the Search and Rescue Dog
Susan Bulanda

This is one of the few comprehensive books on the training of SAR dogs. It is a
complete approach to training for this type of dog. Nominated for Best Book of
the Year in its category by the Dog Writer's Association.
Ready to Serve, Ready to Save: Strategies of Real-Life Search & Rescue Missions
Susan Bulanda

A collection of actual missions from around the world and is written by the leaders in
the Search and Rescue field. It conveys the harsh reality of what it is truly like to be
a rescuer. This book also offers a truly unique look at search and rescue by
examining the psychological aftermath on the rescuers.
#8, 18812 - 96Th Ave
Surrey, BC V4N 3R1
Phone: 604 882-0022
Toll Free: 1 800 690-1379

Hours (Pacific Time):
Monday to Thursday- 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Friday- 8:30AM to 4:00PM
Supplies from Excalibur are far
lower priced than at pet stores!
This in NOT an endorsement of these vets- again, do your research and make your own decision.
These are vets we have personally used and have been happy with!
A vet rating website... a good tool.
We have two foster families who use Dr.Maja and are very pleased with
her. She has also done hip x-rays for quite a few of our dogs and we are
pleased with the effort she puts into setting up the x-rays (the most
important part). Located in Port Moody BC
(Webpage: Click on logo)
Dr. Mark Steinebach is by far the best diagnostic vet we have met. He has
the equipment,skill and intelligence. He is certainly not the cheapest vet but
you often get what you pay for. Located in Chilliwack BC.
(Webpage: Click on logo)
Inside of a Dog - Alexandra Horowitz

We have only gotten about half way through this book but are impressed so far.
Well written and contains factual information based upon science!

When you understand how dogs view the world it gives us a better understanding
of how to communicate with them and it allows us to understand why they do what
they do!

Available in most bookstores.
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think
Straight About Animals by Hal Herzog

Herzog has been investigating the complex psychology of our interactions with
other species for more than two decades. He is particularly interested in how
people negotiate real-world ethical dilemmas, and he has studied animal
activists, cockfighters, veterinary students, animal researchers, and
ex-vegetarians. An award-winning teacher and researcher, he has written more
than 100 articles and book chapters.

His research has been published in journals such as Science, The American
Psychologist, The Journal of the Royal Society, The American Scholar,
Anthrozoos, BioScience, The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical
Association, Ethology, and Developmental Psychobiology. His work has been
covered by Newsweek, Slate, National Public Radio, Scientific American, USA
Today, The London Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and many
other newspapers.

Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research,
experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who's ever
owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.
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