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References and Resources

Dogs A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, and Evolution Ray Coppinger & Lorna Coppinger 2001

Dog Sense How the New Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet John Bradshaw 2011

Why Does My Dog Act That Way? A Complete Guide to Your Dog's Personality Stanley Coren 2006 Free press Simon and Schuster, Inc  ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-7706-8 (hard cover) Chapters 7 to 10 also pages 180- 182 Summary of Training/Socialization 

Puppy Culture  (great guide for breeders-tons of free information about raising puppies)

PC Facebook discussion group

Avidogs is another program designed to raise socially competent dogs. Their focus is mostly on developing a sport dog. If you plan on also doing active sports with your dog, you may want to check it out. They offer a paid puppy selection assessment tool as well.

Suzanne Clothier offers a dog selection program for any age dog 16 weeks and up called CARAT. Clothier Animal Response Assessment Tool. She offers certification for dog trainers to help people select a puppy or dog.