There is an abundance of information about canine health around the web available simply by searching on a specific symptom or disease. Below are some resources that you may find helpful should you find yourself in need of more PWD-specific information. And remember, our membership, in and of itself, is a vast knowledgebase — so don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the PWDCNC Board — we certainly don’t have all the answers but may be able to at least point you in the right direction.

Health & Education Links

The parent club of the PWDCNC is the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) is our parent club. At regional and national levels, both organizations recognize the importance of identifying and disseminating health information to the greater PWD community. This is a direct link to the health section of the PWDCA website.

Visit the PWDCA Health now!

The PWD Foundation works to improve the quality of life and health of Water Dogs as well as other breeds.

Visit the PWD Foundation website now!

Portuguese Water Dogs are not for the faint of heart. Living with our PWDs is rewarding, entertaining, exciting, perplexing, challenging and sometimes downright difficult. We will continue to update resources that may help you interpret, survive and cope with problematic behaviors. For the rewarding and entertaining stuff…share your photos and stories!
Dog Aggression & Reactivity

Articles, Books & Links
Control Unleashed the Puppy Program by Leslie McDevitt
BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training by Grisha Stewart
Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training the Crazy Dog from Over the Top to Under Control by Baugh, Laura VanArendonk
Plenty in Life is Free by Kathy Sdao
Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff – This volume is quite technical, but full of pictures that are very helpful in training the human eye to recognize aggressive behaviors in dogs.
How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong: A Road Map for Rehabilitating Aggressive Dogs by Pamela S. Dennison – a practical guide to helping dogs with aggressive tendencies.
Library of Dog Behavior & Training Issues by Dr Sophia Yin, DVM, MS
PWDCA Canine Behavior Resources
ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist — Aggression in Dogs
Dogs in Need of Space (DINO)
— ALL dogs have a need for and a right to their personal space

Dog Behavior Specialists (Greater Bay Area)
Canine Behavior Associates Trish King, Certified Professional Dog Trainer; Certified Dog Behavior Consultant & Tricia Breen, Dog Behaviorist, offer reactive dog seminars and private consultations.
Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB Board certified dog behaviorist, through the San Francisco SPCA. The SPCA offers private consultations and dog training classes.
Dr Wailani Sung MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB, Veterinary behaviorist practicing since 1995 also at the SFSPCA and offers consultations and classes.
Leslie Larson Cooper, DVM, DACVB Board certified Veterinary Behaviorist also practicing at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists