Melanie Chang made a comment in another thread about rpdbehavior not being the best online discussion source on training and behavior. She's right, of course, and I know a lot of us are in different groups because I see a whole lot of email addrs I recognise elsewhere :-) It might be useful to hear people's recommendations.
For example, of the 300+ Yahoo egroups on training & behavior, I'd recommend the following to anyone interested in general pet dog stuff:

agbeh
dog read (great thread this week on bite inhibition/impulse control) dogbehaviorscience
realdogtraining
dog aggression
I'm not suggesting that one can learn everything through online groups. They're just one more source of information. Classes, periodicals, professional groups, books, seminars, clubs, peer consultations, etc., are every bit as important or more so. 20-25 hours a week invested in learning and increasing skills is probably pretty typical for most trainers, just as it is for most people in other areas of interest.
Lynn K.
agbeh
I found the list rules for this one too restrictive. However, it is very useful and helpful for those with dog-dog aggression problems. Less so for people-aggression problems. Things may have changed. I stopped reading when people found out who Solo's behaviorist is and started asking, in response to every query, "Well, why don't you ask her, and then come back and tell us everything she said." Duh, I already asked her, I was hoping to get more feedback!
dog read (great thread this week on bite inhibition/impulse control)

I LOVE this list, but it is so high volume I can't keep up.

I also like ClickerSolutions and ClickTrain (I think that's the name). Also high volume, so I have to read them on the web when I have time.

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20-25 hours a week invested in learning and increasing skills is probably pretty typical for most trainers, just as it is for most people in other areas of interest. Lynn K.

Yep at least. I would imagine Lance Armstrong spends much more than 20-25 hours a week, for instance.
Gwen
I check out lots of different groups, regardless of theme - breed specific, hunting specific, whatever. Sometimes there is one person on a list that has tons of knowledge and has an attitude that doesn't dismiss, and you can get wonderful pearls from them. Most lists are filled with noise (like usenet), but it's worth it to find the one or two people who have real insight and knowledge.
For example, of the 300+ Yahoo egroups on training & behavior, I'd recommend the following to anyone interested in general pet dog stuff:

I have attempted several times to subscribe to yahoo groups, and it just never works. I was particularly interested in an aggression group.

I haven't a clue what the problem is. Maybe I'll try again.

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Melanie Chang made a comment in another thread about rpdbehavior not being the best online discussion source on training and ... following to anyone interested in general pet dog stuff: agbeh dog read (great thread this week on bite inhibition/impulse control)

Tried to find this group today but couldn't. It is a Yahoo group?

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