Here you’ll find some great resources to help guide you on this learning journey of becoming or expanding on your behavioural technician designation. If there’s anything here that’s missing and you think we should include in the future, just email us at to let us know.

Recommended Reading

  • Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses– Edited by Julie K. Shaw and Debbie Martin
  • Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats– Sophia Yin
  • Puppy Start Right- Ken Martin and Debbie Martin
  • How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves– Sophia Yin
  • Decoding Your Dog– American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
  • Beyond Squeaky Toys– by Nicole Nicassio-Hiskey and Cinthia Alia Mitchell

Recommended Organizations

This is only a partial list of books and websites that we recommend for the veterinary behavior team. A more comprehensive list is included with your membership.

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