Luvk9s Dog Training



Adopt a Golden (Golden Retriever Rescue)

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Big Canoe Animal Rescue

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers        
Dawson County Humane Society

The Pet Professional Guild


Service and therapy dog websites

But first ... click here to learn what the difference is between

service (or assistance) and therapy dogs.

AKC recognized therapy dog organizations (therapy dogs)

Americans with Disabilities Act (service dogs)

Assistance Dogs International  (service dogs)

Canine Assistants (service dogs)
Canine Companions for Independence (service dogs)

Frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA (service dogs)

Happy Tails (therapy dogs)

​Intermountain Therapy Dogs (therapy dogs)
Pet Partners - formally Delta Society (therapy dogs) 

Humane Hearts Therapy Program (therapy dogs)

Service Dog Central (service dogs)​​

Table of assistance laws by state  (service dogs)

Click here to learn what the three steps are to make your dog a therapy dog. 


Ballground Hounds (high quality food, treats, toys and more ...)

Bil Jac (treats)

Dogwise (best dog book selection)
Kong Products (toys)
Premier/Petsafe (Easy Walk harness, Gentle Leader head halter, Margingale collars)
Thundershirts (Thundershirts and leashes)

Fun links

Agility (USDAA, United States Dog Agility Association)

American Treibball Association

Dock Diving  (Dock Dogs)

Dog Wash in Jasper
Flyball  (North American Flyball Association)

National Association of Canine Scent Work

Pet Friendly Lodging


Fetching Styles



Informative links

Is Your Dog Overweight?

Marley & Me Highlights the Positive Impact of Training

Position Statements - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)
         Click on AVSAB link above to access: 

  • AVSAB response statement to Cesar 911
  • Breed specific legislation position statement
  • Dominance position statement
  • How to select a dog trainer
  • Positive vet visit position statement
  • Punishment position statement
  • Puppy Socialization statement

Suggested reading


  • Bones Would Rain From the Sky, Suzanne Clothier
  • Chill Out Fido - How to Calm Your Dog, Nan Kene Arthur
  • Click for Joy, Melissa C. Alexander
  • Control Unleashed, Creating a Focused and Confident Dog, Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT 
  • Dog Language, Roger Abrantes
  • Don't Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor
  • For the Love of a Dog, Patricia McConnell
  • Off-leash Dog Play, A Complete Guide to Safety & Fun, by Robin Bennett, CPDT, & Susan Briggs, CKO
  • The Culture Clash, Jean Donaldson
  • The Other End of the Leash, Patricia McConnell
  • The Puppy Primer (second edition), Patricia B. McConnell and Brenda Scidmore