dog & horse books: breeding, training, showing, judging, performance





Traskauskas trained under Joe Ferro, a well-known and highly respected trainer of both reiners and jumping horses, before moving to TX and establishing her own training stable. Her books and articles are frequently praised for presenting usable, easily understood step-by-step training methods.




Clarice Rutherford has spent a lifetime working with and writing about dogs. She obtained her B.S. in Animal Science and an M.A in English from Colorado State University, and was employed for a number of years at the CSU Animal Care Center.

She is the co-author of How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With (over 360,000 copies in print) and two other adult non-fiction dog training books. For more information, go to http://www.crutherford.com.



Amanda Berges has been training horses since 1985 and teaching riding lessons since 1988. She has experience with a variety of disciplines including Western, saddle seat, and sidesaddle, in addition to her specialties of hunt seat and dressage. For more info goto:




Judi Daly blogs about trail horses and trail riding on a regular basis and is the author of Trail Training for Horse and Rider.
MARCIE DAVIS – WORKING LIKE DOGS – http://www.workinglikedogs.com/
Working Like Dogs is dedicated to celebrating working dogs around the world. Working Like Dogs provides you with practical information, current trends, and products to meet your working dog needs.
One of today’s most successful professionals in the field of canine agility and obedience, Diane Bauman uses her talent and innate sensitivity for understanding how dogs think and how people learn. A born teacher, she has instructed hundreds of successful students, many of whom have gone on to become famous competitors and trainers in the world of canine competition.
PAM DENNISON – POSITIVE DOGS - http://www.positivedogs.com/
The mission of Positive Motivation Dog Training’s Obedience Programs is to effectively teach dog owners how to build a positive relationship, erecting a line of communication with their dogs and train in a positive and non-punishing way to promote success in whatever their goals may be.
Top AKC Breeders of Merit of Champion Saint Bernards Since 1965
Over 150+ Champions,Grand Champions, 1st female Saint Grand Champion in USA, over 50 obedience and working titles, Many Foreign title holders. Top producers over the generations, many with Stud Dog and Brood Bitch of the Year titles to their credit. AKC judges.
Cherylon Loveland has been training retrievers professionally since 1973.This includes dogs that have competed at National field trial competitions and many that were National finalists. She has trained many Field Champions, Amateur Field Champions, Qualified All Age Dogs, Derby Dogs, Master, Senior & Junior Hunters, & Gun Dogs. She has helped many handlers successfully compete with their own dogs
JEFF SCHETTLER, GEORGIA K9 ACADEMY - http://www.gak9.com/
Georgia K9 is a partnership of professional K9 trainers from across the United States with a wide range of dog training experience. We are nationally certified and work with dogs and handlers throughout the United States. We are specialists in a wide variety of K9 disciplines from dog obedience training, dog tracking and trailing, to canine narcotics detection. Whatever your needs might be, Georgia K9 has a solution for you!
JEANNE JOY HARTNAGLE-TAYLOR http://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/
The Stockdog Savvy blog was created as an extension of the book, and includes many articles on herding dogs throughout history, different breeds, training, and other interesting bits of information on herding dogs.
The All About Aussies Blog Site:  http://www.allaboutaussies.wordpress.com
contains information about Australian Shepherds, their history, bloodlines, judging, and more.



K9 COP MAGAZINE - http://k9copmagazine.com/
A bi-monthly publication with articles, updates and features on police, military and working dog topics. It brings you industry news, up-to-date information on what's hot in training and equipment, legal updates, dog selection, K-9 health, dates for training and events and feature articles on police and military K-9 units, both domestic and foreign.
Use this site to find out about our organization, its activities, and as a starting point to educate yourself about the Shetland Sheepdog.
SHELTIE NATION – http://sheltienation.com/
The aim of Sheltie Nation is to foster a sense of community, make visitors smile, as well as educate & inform about the breed known as the Shetland Sheepdog. We encourage visitors to submit their own photos, stories & leave comments. On our forum, visitors can network with other like-minded dog lovers.
NORCAL SHELTIE RESCUE – http://norcalsheltierescue.org/

NorCal Sheltie Rescue is an affiliate of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association Rescue Network and is organized and run from the Sacramento area of Northern California.
The online presence of The Stockdog Journal, a magazine devoted to promoting stockdogs of all breeds, on farms and ranches around the country and the world. You'll find a wide variety of articles about raising, training, and using dogs to work cattle and or sheep as well as a calendar of trials and clinics, reviews and trial results.
HERDING ON THE WEB - http://www.herdingontheweb.com/
This page has been put together in an effort to provide information and leads for those interested in learning about herding and the herding breeds. Today there is also an increased interest in herding on the part of individuals who are not involved in the livestock industry, but who are interested in working with their dogs and helping preserve the talents and abilities of the herding breeds.
Our mission is to provide access to sled dog products and information for all levels of mushing experience, across the spectrum of of mushing activities.There has been an explosion of interest in sled dog sports in the last several years and we'd like to help new enthusiasts find reliable, time-tested products and information. A special effort will be made to provide current, reliable and usable information for newcomers and old timers alike.
ASSISTANCE DOGS INTERNATIONAL -http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/
A coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of Assistance Dogs as well as staff and volunteer education. ADI is concerned about such things as educating the public about Assistance Dogs, and the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with Assistance Dogs, establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs, and improving the utilization and bonding of each team.
Adanac Sleds and Equipment has been making dog sled products and dog sled equipment for over 35 years. We maintain a small kennel of Alaskan huskies in addition to promoting and organizing several sled dog races. We make most of our products in our shop including custom dog sleds and all the mushing gear you will ever need.
NORDKYN OUTFITTERS - http://nordkyn.com/
We've been working our Alaskan Malamutes, in harness, under a pack, and in the show ring, since our first Mal was purchased in 1973. In 1983, we started to retail Nordkyn equipment at the Pacific Northwest dog events. We are continuing to expand our product line to meet the needs of our customers.
With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and
is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers.

We design and make toys, games, puzzles, travel products and other quality dog products at fair prices. We have a passion for dogs, and thus feel that they deserve fun, functional products . . . products that last longer and challenge their minds and instincts so they can be happy and healthy, which in turn enriches all of our lives!
ALLIANCE OF PUREBRED DOG WRITERS - http://purebreddogwriters.org/
APDW is dedicated to excellence in writing about purebred dogs, the sport, and issues of interest to owners, breeders, and others throughout Dogdom. As an association of dog writers, APDW’s objectives are to promote the interests of the sport; uphold ethical standards; foster fun, fellowship and mutual encouragement; mentor new dog writers; and organize seminars that will help writers improve their skills, increase their knowledge of purebred dogs, and expand their opportunities for professional development.
DAYS END RETRIEVERS - http://daysendretrievers.com/
Days End Retriever's LLC, is owned and operated by Jerry and Jean Day. We are dedicated to the development of the field working retrievers. After selling Dog's Afield, a dog training supply business, Jean and I decided to fulfill our dream by giving up my amateur status and begin training retrievers for other people. This allows us to help others enjoy a sport that's been so good to us and that we dearly love.
THE NATIONAL SHIBA CLUB OF AMERICA - http://www.shibas.org/index.html
Website for the National Shiba Club of America that includes information on the Shiba, breed standard, health, breeder directory, membership information, events, rescue, regional clubs and activities.
THE VISZLA CLUB OF AMERICA, INC. - http://vcaweb.org/
Website for the Viszla Club of America that includes information on the breed, breed standard, breed news and information, events, membership, regional clubs, welfare and resources.