Local Links

Messy Mutts Bathouse & Boutique

Local self-serve pet wash and professional grooming.

Ellensburg Pet Center
Treats, Toys and more, right in the heart of downtown Ellensburg

Purity Soapworks
Lynda makes a great “Stinky Dog” soap for your pup’s bathtime

Recommended Reading

Puppy Training for Kids: Teaching Children the Responsibilities and Joys of Puppy Care, Training and Companionship.
Colleen Pelar, Barron’s Educational Series 2012

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training: Puppy Training to Advanced Techniques Plus 50 Problem Behaviors Solved!
Teoti Anderson, i5press, 2014.

Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs.
Karen Pryor, Sunshine Books Inc, 2005

Train Your Dog Like a Pro.
Jean Donaldson, Turner Publishing 2010

Do Over Dogs – Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life.
Pat Miller, Dogwise Publishing 2010

Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy a Multi-dog Household 2nd Edition.
Patricia McConnell Ph.D, Karen London Ph.D. Dogwise Publishing 2008

Culture Clash, Jean Donaldson.
Dog Wise Publishing 2013. This is one book I recommend to all clients and require all my staff to read. Debunks most of the myths we have about dogs and dog behavior and helps us understand dogs as dogs.

Dog Sense – The New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet.
John Bradshaw, Basic Books 2001. Not a “How-to” training book, John explains the evolution of dogs, why positive reinforcement training is the most effective way to control behavior, and encourages us to look at dogs as individuals rather than breed stereotypes.

Whole Dog Journal
Top rated monthly magazine on dog care and training. This is a MUST HAVE for all dog owners!

The Bark Magazine
Another great print magazine for dog lovers

YouTube Channels with positive trainers

Domesticated Manners – Chirag Patel

4PawsUniversity – Lisa Mullinax

Kikopup – Emily Larlham

Humane Organizations

Kittitas County Friends of Animals
Local rescue group

ARRF Animal Rescue

find rescue organizations, and pets to adopt.