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February 2022

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December 2021

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October 2021

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September 2021

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August 2021

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July 2021

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March 2021

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February 2021

2020 VCA Hall of Fame Inductees

Update on 2021 NSCE

January 2021

2021 National Gun Dog Championships

October 2020

2021 NSCE Information

2020 NFT Results

September 2020

2020 NSCE & Photo Contest Results Posted

2020 NFT Judge Update, Plus

August 2020

Latest News for NSCE

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July 2020

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April 2020

Updated information on 2020 NSCE

March 2020

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February 2020

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January 2020

Premium and reservations for NGDC are posted

December 2019

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August 2019

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June 2019

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April 2019

NSCE 2019 Judging Program

March 2019

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February 2019

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January 2019

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November 2018

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August 2018

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Information & Resources »


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Books | Online Health and Behavior Resources



Books by VCA members

Books specific to the Vizsla

  • Gay Gottlieb. The Complete Vizsla
  • Ernest Hart. Vizslas
  • Chris Pinney DVM. Vizslas (Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)
  • Robert White, Renee Loew & Patricia Peters. Vizsla

Early Puppyhood

  • Teoti Anderson. Quick & Easy Crate Training
  • Ian Dunbar. Before & After Getting Your Puppy
  • Pat Hastings & Erin Ann Rouse. Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development
  • Deb Jones & Judy Keller. Focused Puppy
  • Patricia McConnell & Brenda Skidmore. Puppy Primer (2nd Edition)
  • Paul Owens & Terrence Cranendonk. The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non-Violent Guide to Early Training and Care
  • Leslie Nelson & Gail Pivar. Taking Care of Puppy Business
  • Colleen Pelar. Living with Kids And Dogs... Without Losing Your Mind
  • Pia Silvani & Lynn Eckhardt. Raising Puppies and Kids Together: A Guide for Parents
  • Ultimate Puppy

Basic Training

  • Andrea Arden. Dog Friendly Dog Training
  • Sheila Booth. Purely Positive Training: Companion to Competition
  • Mary Burch. Citizen Canine: The Essential Skills Every Well-Mannered Dog Should Know
  • Kathie Crompton. Dogs Made Easy
  • Pamela Dennison. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training
  • Ian Dunbar. How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks
  • Gail Fisher. The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training
  • Trish King. Parenting Your Dog
  • Patricia McConnell. Family Friendly Dog Training
  • Pat Miller. Power of Positive Dog Training (2nd Edition)
  • Pat Miller. Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train your Dog
  • Paul Owens. The Dog Whisperer (2nd Edition)-- *this book is not the one written by Cesar Millan*
  • Karen Pryor. Don't Shoot the Dog
  • Joel Walton. Positive Puppy Training Works

Learning Dog Language/Understanding Dog Behavior

  • Brenda Aloff. Canine Body Language
  • Brenda Aloff. Get Connected With Your Dog
  • Mark Bekoff. The Emotional Lives of Animals
  • Janis Bradley. Dogs Bite: But Balloons And Slippers Are More Dangerous
  • Stephen Budiansky. The Truth About Dogs
  • Mary Burch & Jon Bailey. How Dogs Learn
  • Suzanne Clothier. Bones Would Rain From the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs
  • Stanley Coren. How Dogs Think
  • Stanley Coren. How to Speak Dog
  • Vilmos Csanyi. If Dogs Could Talk
  • Jean Donaldson. Culture Clash
  • Temple Grandin. Animals in Translation
  • Temple Grandin. Thinking in Pictures
  • Alexandra Horowitz. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know
  • Patricia McConnell. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
  • Patricia McConnell. For the Love of a Dog
  • Karen Pryor. Don't Shoot the Dog
  • Turid Rugaas. On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals
  • Terry Ryan: The Toolbox For Building A Great Family Dog
  • Sue Sternberg: Serious Fun: Play Like A Dog

Clicker Training

  • Melissa Alexander. Click for Joy!
  • Carolyn Barney. Clicker Basics for Dogs & Puppies
  • Mandy Book & Cheryl S. Smith. Right On Target!-- Taking Dog Training To A New Level
  • Mandy Book & Cheryl S. Smith. Quick Clicks: Fast And Fun Behaviors To Teach Your Dog With A Clicker
  • Gail Fisher. The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training
  • Susan Garrett. Shaping Success
  • Jane Killion. When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs
  • Karen Pryor: Reaching The Animal Mind: Clicker Training And What It Teaches Us About All Animals
  • Peggy Tillman. Clicking With Your Dog

Special Issues

  • Brenda Aloff. Aggression In Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention & Behavior Modification
  • Jean Donaldson. Dogs are from Neptune
  • Jean Donaldson. Fight! A Practical Guide To The Treatment Of Dog-Dog Aggression
  • Jean Donaldson. Mine! A Practical Guide To Resource Guarding In Dogs
  • Jean Donaldson. Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov To Premack To Pinker
  • Dee Ganley. Changing People Changing Dogs: Positive Solutions For Difficult Dogs (revised 2008)
  • Susan Garrett. Ruff Love
  • Jane Killion. When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs
  • Patricia McConnell. The Cautious Canine: How To Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears
  • Patricia McConnell. Feisty Fido: Help For The Leash Reactive Dog
  • Patricia McConnell. How To Be The Leader Of The Pack-- And Have Your Dog Love You For It
  • Patricia McConnell. I'll Be Home Soon: How To Prevent And Treat Separation Anxiety
  • Patricia McConnell. Way To Go: How To Housetrain A Dog Of Any Age
  • Leslie McDevitt. Control Unleashed: Creating A Focused And Confident Dog
  • Pat Miller. Do Over Dogs: Give Your Dog A Second Chance For A First Class Life
  • Leslie Nelson. Really Reliable Recall: Train Your Dog To Come When Called
  • Emma Parsons. Click to Calm: Healing The Aggressive Dog
  • Turid Rugaas. Barking: The sound Of A Language
  • Turid Rugaas. My Dog Pulls; What Do I Do?
  • Sue Sternberg. Out And About With Your Dog: Dog-to-Dog Interactions On The Street, On The Trails And In The Dog Park
  • Nicole Wilde. Help for Your Fearful Dog: A Step-By-Step Guide To Helping Your Dog Conquer His Fears
  • Sophia Yin. How To Behave So Your Dog Behaves (2nd Edition, 2010)

Veterinary Care

  • D. Eldridge, L. Carlson, D Carlson, J Giffin and B Adelman. Dog Owner's Veterinary Handbook (4th Edition)
  • Nicolas H Dodman BVMS. The Well-Adjusted Dog
  • Denise Flaim and Michael W Fox. The Holistic Dog Book: Canine Care for the 21st Century
  • Nancy Kerns. The Whole Dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training
  • Deva Khalsa. Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog: A Holistic Guide for Healthier Dogs
  • Shawn Messonier. Natural Health Bible for Dogs and Cats
  • Richard and Susan Pitcairn. Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (3rd Edition)
  • Martin Zucker. Veterinarian's Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs


  • Ian Billinghurst. The Barf Diet
  • Ian Billinghurst. Give Your Dog A Bone
  • Steve Brown. Unlocking The Canine Ancestral Diet: Healthier Dog Food The ABC Way
  • Steve Brown & Beth Taylor. See Spot Live Longer
  • Lew Olson. Raw & Natural Nutrition For Dogs: The Definitive Guide To Homemade Meals
  • Monica Segal. K9 Kitchen-- Your Dog's Diet: The Truth Behind The Hype (2nd Edition, 2009)

For Breeders

  • Carmelo Battaglia. Breeding Dogs to Win
  • Rachel Page Elliott. Dogsteps: What to Look For in a Dog
  • Beth Harris. Breeding A Litter
  • Pat Hastings with Erin Rouse. Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development
  • Pat Hastings with Wendy E. Wallace DVM and Erin Rouse. Structure in Action: The Makings of a Durable Dog
  • Pat Hastings with Erin Rouse. Tricks of the Trade: From Best Intentions to Best-in-Show (revised)
  • Phyllis Holst. Canine Reproduction
  • Margaret Kustritz. The Dog Breeder's Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management
  • Muriel Lee. Whelping and Rearing of Puppies
  • Myra Savant-Harris. Canine Reproduction and Whelping: A Dog Breeder's Guide
  • Myra Savant-Harris. Puppy Intensive Care: A Breeder's Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies


Online Health & Behavior Resources

Training Blogs and Videos