The following products are recommended by me, Stephanie at Canine Alpha. All of these products have been personally used and tested and come highly recommended.

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The Other End of the Leash (Patricia McConnell) – Patricia McConnell is an animal behaviorist and long time dog lover. This book is a great resource when it comes to identifying dog behaviors and understanding how our behavior can alter them.
Cesar’s Way (Cesar Millan) – Cesar Millan is a very well known and experienced trainer. Working with him has been a priceless experience. This book is the next best thing to one on one time with Cesar. It’s a great starting point for every dog owner. It teaches the basics of his philosophy and some great insight into dog behavior.
The Art of Raising a Puppy (Monks of New Skete) – The Monks of New Skete are world renowned for their work with German Shepards using their religious views. Their peaceful and realistic ways of teaching dogs are amazing and enlightening. This book gives another perspective to training that will not only teach you about your dog, but about yourself.


Weaver Slip Lead – This training lead is my go to when it comes to large dog breeds. The slip lead is an important communication tool to use with your dog. The thicker nature of this lead makes it perfect for large breeds like Mastiffs, Great Danes, etc.
Pet Safe Gentle Leader – This is a great tool for dogs that pull. When dogs become conditioned to pulling on their leash, the behavior can be quite a challenge to correct. I use this product to switch things up and build a new association with the walk. Included, with this product, is a great instructional video.
Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera – This is a great way to keep an eye on your pack when you are away. Whether you’re having problem behaviors or just want to see what your dogs are up too, this is a comforting tool. This camera also features two-way talking and night vision.