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 DF)
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 homes.


Special Training Offer:

Family Dog Training / Paul Emerson
Read about a special training benefit being extended by Family Dog Training of Hudson, Mass. to BERNER Inc. rescue Berners and other Berners


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.


Yahoo Groups:

Shy and Aggressive Bernese List


Shy-K9s List


Clicker Training for Reactive and Shy Dogs List



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