Articles & Resources

Dances with Woofs Dog Training
Golden, CO  80401


Articles by Jen Ticsay

A New Puppy!  What Do I Do?

Read about the formative first few months of a puppy's life, and what behaviors you can teach in these important stages in development to ensure a behaviorally healthy adult dog and a joyful companion.  Read more >>

Crate Training

Crate training is an excellent way to keep your dog safe and your house in tact.  Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, crate training has many useful applications.  Read more >>

Some of Jen's Favorite Resources

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Association of Pet Dog Trainers is a professional association that is dedicated to the education of dog training professionals.  They have a trainer search that can help owners find trainers in their area.  The website has guidelines on how to pick a dog trainer.

The Whole Dog Journal

The Whole Dog Journal is a great way to educate yourself on dog nutrition, dog behavior and natural health.

Pet Expertise

Pet Expertise has a wide variety of tools for training dogs using positive methods.

Soft Touch Concepts

Soft Touch Concepts created no pull harnesses the clip in front to discourage pulling.


Thundershirts are a brand of anxiety wraps that can help ease many varieties of anxiety in dogs.


Kong is a Golden, CO-based company that created a line of toys to keep dogs busy.  Kongs can help crate train dogs, keep them busy and aid in separation.

Dana Zinn

Danna Zinn teaches nose work classes that are a great enrichment activity for humans and dogs of all ages and abilities.

Dr. Sophia Yin

Dr Sophia Yin is a Veterinary Behaviorist.  Her website supplies free downloads for dog owners to educate themselves.  She has an excellent puppy socialization checklist and many resources for teaching children how to approach and behave around dogs.

Dogstar Daily

Dogstar Daily is filled with great information from many of the top dog trainers.  They offer free downloads of a couple of my favorite books on raising puppies, "Before you Get A Puppy" and "After You get a Puppy," by Dr. Ian Dunbar.

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