I was at a group dog walk this morning and one of the new adopters has a leash aggressive dog. So I offered to email her a bunch of the various links and books and everything that I've found to be useful for reactive or barrier aggressive dogs or fear aggressive. For the books, I've mostly read online portions of them, but enough to recommend them,
Since I've now typed them all up, I figured I'd share them here too and open it up to everyone's input for their favorite training sites or authors. I know for long time members here that many of these links are known or redundant, but putting them all together seemed helpful.
Reactive dog training and management websites, articles, videos and actual books
Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT)- very good for fearful or aggressive dogs
Training and management tips for DINOS
Dogs in Need of Space
General dog walking and interaction blog
Notes from a Dog Walker
Article on calming signals
Sketches of dog body language signs
Body Language with photos
Very good general dog training site with a number of articles and free downloads. Dr. Ian Dunbar is a scientific based trainer with a great reputation.
Dog Star Daily
Good book (yes, actual words on paper not a screen). May be available at the public library or interlibrary loan
Books and online articles (again, look for the books in the library to try them out) from a respected trainer; check out "The Other End of the Leash" and particularly "Fiesty Fido:Help for the Leash Reactive Dog"
Patricia McConnell's site
A few good books, particularly Dogs Are From Neptune and The Culture Clash
Jean Donaldson's books
Youtube.com and search "kikopup" for training videos. Working on impulse control and a strong sit and stay can help a lot with the dog-dog reactions.
Clicker training blog
Success Just Clicks
I am copying various links that were suggested in the thread below here for convenience. I still encourage reading the whole discussion to get more details on each.
Scaredy Dog! Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog by Ali Brown
Reactive Dog: Foundation Exercises for Your Leash-Reactive Dog
Reactive Dog: Moving Past Distractions on a Walk
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this video for a step by step on training "Look at That"
Care for Reactive Dogs
The Muzzle Up Project