top of page




Check out some of Barb's favorite training books, specific-issue books, and equipment!

Below are items I recommend and may use during our training sessions. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies from qualifying purchases. #CommissionsEarned

Equipment, Enrichment & Supplies for Training

Toys and Equipment

Baskerville Ultra


Dogs can eat, drink and pant, just not bite! Great for behavior mod, safe handling and training.

HALTI Headcollar

No pull training tool for walks. The most comfortable of head halters. Comes with safety strap.

Toppl Toy

I love these for kibble eaters - and even for raw and canned food.

For big dogs, get both the small and large size. They fit together to challenge the dog to work for his meal.

Snoop Ball

Squishy and fun!

This one will slow down fast eaters and encourage problem-solving.

Exercise Pen

If you have a new puppy, you need an exercise pen. An alternative to crating when you can't supervise. A sanity-saver!


When clients ask what treat I'm using that their dogs love, it's usually Happy Howie's. You'll get hundreds of treats from this roll, but you will have to cut them up.

"Place" Mat

This is the mat you'll need for stationing work - keeping the dog out of the kitchen and dining area. Order the right size for your dog and the right color for your house.


A 2019 study shows a link between a gut microbiome and aggression. This product has shown great results.

Treat Pouch

My favorite treat bag. It has 2 compartments for separating treats, a slot for your clicker and space for your poop bags.


For situational use - boarding, fireworks, vet or grooming visits. Helps with anxiety and promotes a sense of calm.

Long Line

I'm a huge proponent of "sniff walks" - off the trail/sidewalk, allowing the dog to be a dog. This 15' line will give enough freedom for plenty of sniffs, but give you control.

Car Harness

The Sleepypod ClickIt is certified and crash-tested. If you can't crate in the car, this is the next best thing.

General Training

Learning about Dogs & Training Books

Don't Shoot the Dog
Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal—and human—behavior.

Reaching the Animal Mind
Karen Pryor is responsible for developing an all-positive, effective way to modify and shape animal behavior—and she has changed the lives of millions of animals. Practical, engrossing, and full of fascinating stories, Reaching the Animal Mind presents the sum total of her life's work and offers step-by-step instructions on how you can clicker-train any animal in your life.

Click for Joy

Clear and accurate answers for over one hundred commonly asked questions about clicker training in one essential reference. Packed with information experienced trainers and newcomers alike can put to use immediately.

The Power of Positive Dog Training
Demonstrates how you can train your dog, have fun, and build a lasting relationship at the same time. Walk away from punishment-based training methods and learn how you can reward your dog to obtain and reinforce the behaviors you could only dream about achieving.

Canine Confidential

Why dogs do what they do. This book has the answers. Written by award-winning scientist—and lifelong dog lover—Marc Bekoff, it not only brilliantly opens up the world of dog behavior, but also helps us understand how we can make our dogs’ lives the best they can possibly be. 

Specific-Issue Books


Help for Your Fearful Dog
My favorite book to recommend to owners of fearful dogs. A comprehensive guide to the treatment of canine anxiety, fears, and phobias. Chock full of photographs and illustrations and written in a down-to-earth, humorous style.

Control Unleashed
Learn how to turn stress into confidence and distraction into focus using methods that are 110% positive. Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed program is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations.

Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

It's not easy, but it can be done. This is the resource you'll need to follow the most successful treatment protocols for helping your dog be home alone.

bottom of page