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National Canine Research Council

Karen Delise, a researcher and author, formed the national canine research council in order to publish accurate, documented research to promote a better understanding of the human-canine bond.

Media Influence

Addressing The Media Video
How to effectively contact the media so they listen! This 5 – minute video can help you be an effective advocate for dogs in the media.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: How Journalists Shape Our Views of Dangerous Dogs
Article written and researched by University of North Carolina Professor Donald Shaw, Brooke Ericson and co-written and edited by Libby R. Sherrill.

Dog Behavior

Dr. Karen Overall Interview Video Part 1
Dr. Karen Overall Interview Video Part 2
Interview with one of the leading animal behaviorists in the world. Dr. Overall specializes in research for working breed dogs. Hear why Pit Bulls are not what the media portrays them to be, why “pain training” is a faulty way to train and what Vet’s do not know about animal behavior. An eye opening and highly recommended video!

Troublemakers: What pitbulls can teach us about profiling
Article written by acclaimed New York Times best selling author Malcolm Gladwell.

Colorado Dog Bite Report/Study
Independent Research Study from the Coalition for Living Safely with Dogs documenting dog attacks reported to Animal Control in Colorado From June 2007-June 2008.

Assessment of Canine Temperament in Relation to Breed Groups
Utilizing American Temperament Test Society’s statistics
by Researcher and Author Scot E. Dowd Ph.D.Matrix Canine Research Institute.

Dog Training

The Heavy Hand Myth Video
Why you don’t need fear & pain to train dogs. Highly credentialed experts explain in no uncertain terms why it is not ethical to use fear and pain to “train” dogs.

BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) – Problems and Alternatives

The Pit Bull Hoax Video
The premier advocacy tool for dispelling myths about pit bulls and educating politicians to stop BSL!

Contact Legislatures – Letter writing tips

American Veterinary Medical Association
Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention

Survey of the ability of individuals to identify American Pit Bull Terriers
From Researcher and Author Scott Dowd Ph.D.Matrix Canine Research Institute. – BSL Alerts & many other BSL related resources