Dog trainers continue to learn from the BEST
When the first volume of The Dog Trainer’s Resource was published in 2007, it became a resounding success among professional dog trainers and behaviorists. It also introduced a new generation of dog trainers to the profession and started them on the road to success with information from experts in the field. This new volume, The Dog Trainer’s Resource 2, contains more cutting edge information collected from dog training’s most influential magazine, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, published by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
Subjects covered in this book range from puppy training and socialization to working with veterinarians and how to run the business end of the leash. A special emphasis in this volume is on behavior problems including how to diagnose problem behaviors, training, and management strategies. It includes detailed case studies that give the reader insights from experts. Both new and seasoned dog trainers will benefit from the 73 articles written by 43 authors.
Advice from leaders in the dog training field
• How to provide puppies effective socialization while keeping them healthy.
• Learn the latest in learning theory and training strategies including shaping, lure-reward, and punishment.
• Discover how to find and market your services to a niche clientele.
• Dozens of class tips and curriculum ideas for teaching dog owners new skills.
Bonus! This volume includes detailed bibliographic information so you can dig deeper into the research behind the information from the experts.
What dog training professionals say about The Dog Trainer’s Resource 2
Sometimes, the journey to becoming a dog trainer seems overwhelming. There is so much to learn—
from the business end, to learning theory, to case studies and from dog behavior to human behavior, from private in-home behavior consultations to group classes. A good dog trainer must encompass all parts. The Dog Trainer’s Resource 2, along with The Dog Trainer’s Resource 1, should be on the desk of every dog trainer.
Sue Sternberg, author of Great Dog Adoptions and Successful Dog Adoptions
This new collection of articles from APDT's The Chronicle of the Dog represents the latest thinking on a wide variety of topics of interest to dog trainers ranging from behavioral case-studies, to how to manage the business side of dog training, to dozens of great ideas to try in your classes. All trainers should find this book a valuable resource to help them in their professional development.
Leslie Nelson, author of Really Reliable Recall book and DVD
Editor Mychelle E. Blake, MSW, CDBC, is the Managing Editor of The APDT Chronicle of the Dog and a Co-Editor of Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory and Practice, the journal of The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Mychelle is also the editor for the first The Dog Trainer’s Resource. Mychelle lives with her husband in Las Vegas, Nevada with her two dogs, Buzz and Nikita, and budgies Skye and Sawyer.
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What reviewers are saying...
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“Dog Training is a lucrative business, and "The Dog Trainer's Resource 2: The APDT Chronicle of the Dog Collection" is a solid reference for dog trainers who want an encyclopedia reference available for them. With theories touching upon dog psychology, socialization, and more, it also touches on the business model suggestions for this business. With additional asides on training not just the dog, but the dog owner, "The Dog Trainer's Resource 2" is a must for any dog trainer looking to turn it into business.”
James A. Cox
“Learn from the best! Dense with cutting-edge information from experts in their respective fields, this collection was gleaned from the APDT Chronicle of the Dog, and everyone – from newcomers to the dog world to those who are long time residents – will find something of interest between its covers. Curious about dogs’ physical and emotional health, developing a dog-training business, or the theories behind current thinking on training and behavior? Is so, you’ll find good information here. As a bonus, this edition includes a detailed bibliography, an aid to your own exploration of the research.”
“The Dog Trainer’s Resource 2, a follow-up to a 2007 collection of articles from the APDT’s Chronicle of the Dog, presents innovative information on topics ranging from new theories in puppy socialization to the role of medications in behavior therapy. Each chapter features articles by authorities, such as the well-known positive reinforcement expert Ian Dunbar, PhD, certified professional dog trainer, and Jim Barry, known for gundog training and ethics. Readers may not totally agree with all the opinions, theories and methodologies presented, but the material is thought-provoking. In the article, “Sibling Rivalry,” author and trainer Daphne Robert-Hamilton explores factors that exacerbate dog-to-dog aggression in a household… As Robert-Hamilton notes, dog training is rife with controversy, and The Dog Trainer’s Resource 2 attempts to present a balance of alternate views. For instance, an article on behavior-modifying drugs is followed by an article on using Bach flower essences in behavior-modification therapy. Readers should not expect the comprehensive presentation they would find in a manual or textbook. Nor is the material intended for novices. Familiarity with behavior, psychology, and terminology are essential to fully appreciate the content. Each article is well-referenced to facilitate additional research. This is the kind of book you may want to read.”