Training Resources

 

Here are some recommended resources to support you in your efforts to train your Bernese Mountain Dog:

 

Jet Protocol for Shy and Fearful Dogs (Download PDF)
This protocol was created in memory of Jet, a very shy and fearful BERNER Inc. rescue dog. The protocol's purpose is to insure a safe transition of rescue dogs to their new foster/adoptive homes.

 

Positive Training Websites:

Clicker Training
Learn how this clear form of communication, combined with positive reinforcement, is an effective, safe, and humane way to teach your Berner puppy any behavior that it is physically and mentally capable of doing.

 

Protocol for Relaxation

This set of exercises, developed by Dr. Karen Overall, has helped countless numbers of dogs learn to relax in the presence of various stimulus.
 

 

Books:

The New Click to Calm: Solutions for All Dogs in a Challenging World by Emma Parsons

The Cautious Canine by Patricia B. McConnell

Help for Your Fearful Dog: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Your Dog Conquer His Fears by Nicole Wilde

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

Scaredy Dog! Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog by Ali Brown