Resources

Leaders in Humane Animal Training:

To learn more about Jan Fennell, please visit www.janfennellthedoglistener.com.

For a listing of Jan Fennell-certified dog listeners worldwide, click here.

To order Jan Fennell's books or DVD, click on the links below:

The Dog Listener (paperback edition - includes The Practical Dog Listener, a 30-day, step by step guide)

Friends for Life

A Dog's Best Friend

The Seven Ages of Man's Best Friend


"The Dog Listener" (DVD)



While tracking wild mustangs in Nevada as a boy, Monty Roberts observed a nonverbal communication between the horses. He incorporates this silent language into his nonviolent training approach called Join-Up®. Monty first developed Join-Up to stop the cycle of violence typically accepted in traditional horse breaking. Convinced there must be a more effective and gentle method, Monty created this consistent set of principles using the horse's inherent methods of communication and herd behavior. To learn more about Monty Roberts and Join-Up, please visit www.montyroberts.com. Sign up for Monty's free e-newsletter.


Mary Lynne Doleys, owner of Peaceful Paws, appeared in 2007 as a featured guest on “Paws and Effect”, a weekly radio program on VoiceAmerica Networks. The show, which focused on the powerful mental, emotional, and spritual effects that companion animals and their human families have on one another, was hosted by professional animal behaviorist Rachael Resk. Listen to the discussion of Amichien® Bonding.


Wolf Research/Educational Resources:

America's wolves need our help! America's wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, wolves are once more threatened. Defenders of Wildlife continues to promote common sense wolf management, working with federal and state officials and private landowners to ensure that science, not politics, guides decision-making about the future of these American icons. Learn more.



Mission: Wolf is a peaceful wolf sanctuary located in the remote mountains of Colorado. To ensure the wolf's survival in the wild lands of the United States, they educate the public about wolves and the importance of habitat protection. Mission: Wolf offers various educational experiences, including visits to the refuge, field trips and campouts, and its popular Ambassador Wolf program. For further information, please visit www.missionwolf.com.



The Wolf that Changed America: In this Nature video, wolf expert Doug Smith discusses the Yellowstone Wolf Project. Started in 1994, the Wolf Project has taken advantage of the visibility of Yellowstone's wolves to explore wolf population dynamics. Of particular interest is how wolves interact with prey and scavenger populations in the park. Smith hopes that Wolf Project research can help replace common misconceptions about wolves with factual information. View the video.



Jim Dutcher spent six years living with a pack of captive wolves in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, producing the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Wolves at Our Door. In the book of the same title, Jim and his wife, Jamie, elaborate on their experience, describing how they became involved with the project, sharing their most memorable moments in the pack, and revealing the logistical problems posed by wildlife filming. Supporting the premises of their movie, the book details many myth-dispelling, playful interactions among the wolves and between wolves and humans. Wolves at Our Door is available through www.amazon.com.


Located in Ely, Minnesota, the International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future. Its staff envisions a world in which populations of wolves thrive, well-distributed in many parts of their native range. The International Wolf Center provides useful scientific information and learning opportunities to diverse individuals and groups and supports well-informed dialogue about management of wolf­human conflict. As a result, humans adopt an attitude of respect toward wolves.


The Ethiopian wolf is the world's rarest canid. There are only 500 of these endangered wolves left in the world. The Born Free Foundation protects the Ethiopian wolf, rescues wolves in need, develops solutions when wolves and people come in conflict, campaigns against hunting and exposes the plight of captive wolves. Visit the Born Free Foundation to learn more about the Ethiopian wolf.


Animal Rights:

Established in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 10 million Americans, or one in every 30. The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. It is America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. Visit the HSUS website.


Puppy mills are nothing new. These mass dog-breeding operations have been around for decades. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on fancy websites. But behind the friendly facade of the local pet shop, the pastoral scenes on a "breeder's" website, or the neighborhood newspaper ad, there often lies a puppy mill. Learn more about these canine breeding facilities, which house dogs in shockingly poor conditions.


Did you know that a loophole in the law lets uncaring designers and retailers choose to leave off any mention of animal fur on fur-trimmed jackets, and simply sell it unlabeled, even if it's dyed pink to look fake? Or that "Asiatic raccoon" on a garment label means that the fur is really from a raccoon dog who may have been skinned alive in China? Consumers deserve to know if animal fur is on a garment, and the real name of the animal. Take the fur-free pledge and view a list of fur-free retailers.


The HSUS encourages manufacturers to produce - and consumers to purchase - household products and cosmetics that have not been tested on animals. Launched in 1996, the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) represents seven U.S. animal protection organizations as well as international partners from the European Union and Canada. The aim of the coalition is to urge cosmetics and household products manufacturers to sign on to the Corporate Standard of Compassion of Animals. This is a rigorous product-labeling and manufacturing policy that ensures manufacturers and suppliers will not conduct or commission animal tests and will not use any ingredient or formulation that is tested on animals. Companies that sign the standard may portray the coalition's "leaping bunny" logo on all of their products as proof of their commitment to the manufacturing of cruelty-free products. Learn more about animal testing and get a cruelty-free shopping guide.


Miscellaneous:

Missing Pet Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization providing lost pet behavior and recovery training for animal shelters, humane societies, rescue groups and animal welfare organizations. According to the American Animal Hospital Association's 1995 Pet Owner's Survey, nearly 30% of pet owners in our nation have lost, and never again found, a missing pet. There is a science to finding lost pets, and it is based on a combination of law enforcement techniques used to find lost people and research into the behavior of lost pets. For information on pet recovery techniques, as well as links to resources to help you recover your lost pet, visit www.lostapet.org.


In conventional medicine, the diagnostic techniques are blood tests, radiographs (X-rays), ultrasound, MRI, Cat scan, EKG. Most holistic veterinarians also benefit from the findings of these conventional tests, but holistic interpretation of these tests may be different from that of conventional veterinarians. Many times, the key to successfully treating an animal is the careful combination of both conventional and holistic medicine.

Dr. Donna Kelleher, DVM received her conventional veterinary training at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also is certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In addition, she has received training from the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) Master Herbalists Program and Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). Dr. Kelleher's book, The Last Chance Dog and Other True Stories of Holistic Animal Healing, is available through her website at www.wholepetvet.com.


Plump whole chickens, choice cuts of beef, fresh grains, and all the wholesome nutrition your dog or cat will ever need. These are the images pet food manufacturers promulgate through the media and advertising, and what the $11 billion per year U.S. pet food industry wants consumers to believe they are buying. Check out this informative article: What's Really in Pet Food.



BARF is an acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (or Bones And Raw Food). Every living animal requires a biologically appropriate diet. If you think about it, not one animal on earth is adapted by evolution to eat a cooked food diet. Learn more about feeding your pet Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.



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