Helpful Links and Resources

K9 Korner


  • K9 Korner - Providing Insight into K9 Behavior



  • Health Information


  • Health and Veterinary Information Canine Problems, Diseases & Prevention
  • Dog Health: Diseases & Organ Systems
  • National Center for Infections Diseases (CDC)
  • Dangerous Items for Pets
  • Spay Inc. - discounts for spay/neuter



  • Associations


  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
  • National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors



  • Rescue Groups


    Local (DC/MD/NoVA) Rescue Organizations
  • Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
  • Animal Rescue Inc.
  • Companion Animal Rescue Alliance (CARA)
  • Cecil County SPCA, Inc.
  • SPCA/HS of Prince George's County
  • The Montgomery County SPCA (MCSPCA)
  • The SPCA of Anne Arundel County
  • SPCA of Northern Virginia
  • Humane Society of Wicomico County
  • The Washington Humane Society
  • The Humane Society of Baltimore County
  • The Maryland SPCA (Baltimore)
  • Frederick County Humane Society
  • Humane Society of Harford County
  • Washington County (MD) SPCA
  • Humane Society of Fairfax County
  • Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART; Fairfax Station, VA)
  • MetroPets Online (Washington, D.C.)
  • AllBreed Rescue & Referral (Montgomery County area)
  • Save-a-Life Animal Rescue (Linthicum)
  • Friends of Homeless Animals (Northern Virginia)
  • Homeward Trails
  • Washington Animal Rescue League
  • Lost Dog and Cat Rescue
  • K9 Lifesavers


  • Dog Breed-Specific Dog Rescue Groups (DC/MD/NoVA Local or National)
  • Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc.
  • Beagle Rescue
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever Rescue
  • Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Maryland
  • Metropolitan DC Dalmations
  • Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue
  • Mostly Mutts
  • German Shepherd Rescue of Maryland
  • Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
  • Greyhound Pets of America
  • Jack Russell Terriers - Cody's Dog House
  • Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc.
  • Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac
  • Pit Bull Rescue Central
  • The American Shetland Sheepdog Association
  • Westie Rescue of Greater Washington
  • The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc.



  • Useful Books


  • Stanley, Coren. The Intelligence of Dogs. Free Press, 2006


  • Aloff, Brenda. Canine Body Language, A photographic Guide; Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog. 2005


  • Bailey, Gwen. The Perfect Puppy. Reed International Books LTD., 1995.


  • Dunbar, Dr. Ian. Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book. James & Kenneth Publishers, 2003.


  • Serpell, James (Editor). The Domestic Dog: Evolution, Behavior, and Interactions with People. Cambridge Press,1995.


  • Grandin, Temple and Johnson, Catherine., Animals in Translation, Simon and Schuster, 2005.


  • Lorenz, Konrad. On Aggression. Routledge, 1966


  • Cesar Milan. Cesar's Way. Harmony Books, 2006


  • Whitney, Leon R. Dog Psychology: The Basics of Dog Training. Howell Book House, 1971


  • American Kennel Club. The Complete Dog Book, 19th edition. Wiley Publications, 1998


  • Dibra, Bash (with Elizabeth Randolph, and Kitty Brown). Your Dream Dog: A Guide to Choosing the Right Breed for You. New American Library, 2003.


  • Irvine, Leslie. If you Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals. Temple University Press, 2004.
  • Association Of Pet Dog Trainers