Dog Owner's Guide - Survival Kit for Dog Ownership
Finding a Veterinarian
Benefits of Spaying / Neutering your pet
What Dogs Cost
Save The Dogs From The Chill Project
Companion Animal Recovery
The AKC Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) program was founded in June 1995 to help reunite lost pets with their owners. As a not-for-profit organization and affiliate of The American Kennel Club, CAR is dedicated to providing lifetime recovery services for microchipped and tattooed pets. The program maintains a worldwide enrollment database and provides recovery services 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year.
Crate training these dogs is helpful. It at least provides these dogs a safer place where they can't destroy things or harm themselves. Crate training is highly recommended for dogs that are eating socks out of boredom as well!
Picking a good dog obedience school
Instructions for proper use of a dog kennel
It is best to allow yourself a month of dog training. If that is not feasible, try the above techniques as frequently as you can without putting stress on you or your dog.
Dog Play - Activities for Dogs
Hiking - K9 Trailblazers - A dog hiking club located in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, dedicated to encouraging responsible hiking with your canine companion. They hold monthly, leashed hikes on dog-friendly trails in the area.
Swimming - Northern Virginia Animal Swim Center - Specializes in the swimming of horses and dogs, or any animal that would benefit from the physical, therapeutic and mental benefits that swimming provides. People are not allowed to swim with their animals.
Books for Dog Lovers
Adopting a Rescue Dog the First 7 Days
Beyond Obedience. April Frost, author. Beyond Obedience is a revolutionary new training program for you and your dog from one of our country's foremost animal advocates and holistic practitioners. The idea that your canine companion is a fully emotional being and acutely sensitive to your changing feelings and moods is the foundation of April Frost's original and highly effective training program.
Dog Logic : Companion Obedience : Rapport-Based Training Joel M. McMains, author.
The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington, DC-Baltimore
by Don Oldenburg, Ann Oldenburg, Phil Frank (Illustrator);We highly recommend this book to dog owners who love to take their pets everywhere. It is well organized and the writing style used is perfect for dog lovers. This book covers almost all the parks in the Washington D.C., Virginia and Baltimore.
The Humane Society of the United States
Dog breed rescue groups
These are all no-kill rescue groups that foster specific dog breeds until they are adopted
Shelter and Dog Rescue websites in the Washington DC Metro area
Great Resources once you have adopted your dog