Sheila Gunston IP-CBC, FPPE       
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, Certified (licensed) Family Paws Parent Educator and board member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance proudly serving Red Deer, Ponoka County and area!                                                                    

Specializing in Complex Behavior and always working within the Laws of Learning Theory, using Force Free, Positive Reinforcement methods and the Bond Based Approach.  I am a proud board member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance (AFFA), working towards positive change in the dog world.

Resources


Articles of interest - TRAINING

Pawsitive Animal Wellness - your best resource for Deaf Dog training and information/help with Separation Anxiety

https://positiveanimalwellness.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Nd0vtUABszQblFzbrIgYajGjEhpAUJbs2KW0y1Z5bS6oShoGUj_i9qEs

The Enagage / Disengage Game 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Fa-_lzSrI&t=15s

Muzzle Conditioning

https://www.clickertraining.com/muzzles

Crate Training

https://www.clickertraining.com/to-crate-or-not-to-crate

House training your dog or puppy

https://spca.bc.ca/faqs/house-train-dog/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fca.search.yahoo.com%2F

Enrichment ideas for mental stimulation - facebook page links

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brain.Games.for.Dogs/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1747279312231501/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/canineenrichment/

Seven of the best places to visit online when you need dog training advice

https://www.cbc.ca/life/pets/7-of-the-best-places-to-visit-online-when-you-need-dog-training-advice-1.5205728?fbclid=IwAR2d8AtEDWiGomwbD7y2cTANBB1he2BncfIxsouozOUnJZHtFOtoIKHvoX0

Puppy Teething and Nipping (Karen Pryor)

https://www.clickertraining.com/how-to-survive-puppy-teething-and-nipping?fbclid=IwAR2ybrewUBp-OVFEjCTBjJyxgIl8Ynajq-O5qK_2okrCa97uxvrXrhOFdaM

Articles of interest - EDUCATION

There is no such thing as "purely positive" training

https://eileenanddogs.com/blog/2013/07/08/purely-positive-all-positive/?fbclid=IwAR33F_-XMPPGS8ggHF789chLEzfNZ6qX_Ui9f9tqc93H7So4YtcR0zsG2VQ

What Dr. Karen Overall says about the use of shock collars

https://www.facebook.com/shockfreecoalition/posts/585277648661723

Dominance in Dogs - Fact or Fiction

http://www.deaf-dogs-help.co.uk/help/packleader.htm?fbclid=IwAR1MqQmkZAKeYNB3ZgpmyvfE67JTX22fr6v_ODqR2W1BSfn8CDaJx_u3saw

Why not dominance?

https://www.diamondsintheruff.com/why-not-dominance?fbclid=IwAR0_j-3lGE70WU32Ire--4L3YE2EgLNWyMRJeyXME7pSsAy7OvxZDWS019o

10 great reasons NOT to copy Cesar Millan

https://canineprinciples.com/10-great-reasons-not-to-copy-cesar-millan/?fbclid=IwAR3PG9450QffmR8jNtnReZPmE9HTDUibsQlal1JWAaOn9uBAbTCMYGdBz9M

"But a mother dog corrects the pups with a bite or growl, why can't I correct my dog with a NO or a lead correction?"

https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowDogTrainer/posts/2113759658655962

Puppy Culture!!

https://shoppuppyculture.com/pages/the-learning-center?fbclid=IwAR3AFfGq7ykGO_s5xmtilx48fzJvG6CdhNPGyYzO2vgYDLKwdvNtR18tgBk

Taking a urine sample (force free) from a whale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng4wI2AqXNw&fbclid=IwAR0RnXb_EgawIW79sNM4xFPIn6NZuIReR0j6uSzabiKUErLO_mdssGbEJrI

Taking a blood sample (force free) from a Hyena

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1847061941970565

Electronic pet fences - what you need to know

https://eileenanddogs.com/shock-collar-info/electronic-pet-fences/?fbclid=IwAR3NO9Ot8iDEaIv5xz_v2mypcTOXPQIEaBcYJdfwvHS4QyY2Vfl2103HQro

Study outlines reasons to ban electronic collars for dogs

https://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2018/06/study-outlines-reasons-to-ban.html?fbclid=IwAR08nZU8m3a2bgFBdXvdiIbUWF6YXhjdBPMr861_JczIFFzpVmHnhUhwHNI

The truth about consequences

https://wildewmn.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/the-truth-about-consequences/?fbclid=IwAR0msD6kI92AfsZmumMdVNTzlFW_pIzxh7wO6gwwFBcuyg9taiuDq4SX_Gs

Shock collar training vs force free training video

https://eileenanddogs.com/shock-collar-vs-force-free-examples/?fbclid=IwAR1d9p3Yy1I-TABokXdtL90kYn8hLdItYpRo5alx__4q4qV861n2WJJ5Y18

AVSAB Position Statements

https://avsab.org/resources/position-statements/?fbclid=IwAR2D13dDbNBlWuSWpqSl1iHIBUOy_kYsj3zIpJukU2SlD00jGwI5RWOdAW0

The fallout from the use of aversives

https://eileenanddogs.com/fallout-aversives-punishment-negative-reinforcement/?fbclid=IwAR2RJgcxjrnQlQ-FqK-sAoZpNzYzmYXQ9gOwwkVqe_pu7wX_bDMB3jRQuGg

Harness Recommendations

https://www.cleanrun.com/category/dog_supplies/dog_harnesses_and_dog_halters/index.cfm

Balance Harness

Perfect Fit Harness

Ruffwear Harness

Freedom No Pull Harness