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THE ETHICAL DOG TRAINER - A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR CANINE PROFESSIONALS
by Jim Barry (See other books by author)


Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
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2008 Paperback, 184 pages

ISBN: 9781929242566
Item: DTB1010
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Summary: Dog trainers face ethical decisions all the time. Learn how to think through these situations using this systematic approach developed by Jim Barry, an attorney-turned-dog-trainer, and make decisions you can live with.

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AABP 2008 Multi-Media Awards for Excellence - Winner of the Best Dog Book of 2008 (miscellaneous category)

What do ethics have to do with dog training?
Dog trainers face ethical decisions all the time. Do I keep working with a client when it is obvious that the owner will not keep up the training program to the detriment of the dog? Should I accept payments from other dog professionals to whom I refer clients? What is the proper way to interact with other dog trainers who use methods I disagree with? Author Jim Barry dives deep into the ethical questions frequently faced by dog trainers and offers up a systematic approach to helping trainers resolve difficult dilemmas.

Learn more about
• How to make difficult ethical choices in a consistent and logical fashion.
• How a panel of experts evaluate the ethical decisions made by trainers in a series of case studies.
• Current ethical issues, such as the use of force, that have divided the dog training industry.
• The code of ethics of the major dog training and behavioral consulting associations.
• What the ethical dog trainer should know and the skills he or she should have.

What dog trainers say about The Ethical Dog Trainer
I hope that all dog trainers take the time to read this book and incorporate its principles in their practice. It is mandatory reading for my training staff.
Don Hanson, Past President, APDT

A book that is both timely and important, it will give canine professionals one of the tools necessary to accomplish that task. This Ethical Dog Trainer is a must read for anyone involved in the animal consulting business – not just dog trainers!
Susan Smith, Secretary and Treasurer, CCPT

An important book that fills a serious gap in the literature of dog training. Clearly written, enriched with real-life examples, balanced in presenting various views, and, quite simply, compelling to read.
Dani Weinberg, PhD, (CDBC) and author of Teaching People Teaching Dogs

An insightful and important guide for individual trainers and for the future of our emerging profession. A must-read for us all.
Veronica Boutelle, MAEd., CTC, author of How to Run a Dog Business

Jim Barry is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT). Prior to becoming a dog trainer, he was on the faculty at George Mason University, where he specialized in ethics, international politics, and conflict resolution. Jim lives in Middletown, Rhode Island with his wife, Vicki, their Labrador Retriever, Toby, and their cat, Little Guy.

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DOG WORLD
“The personal biases that influence dog training rarely receive the attention they warrant. Anyone who has visited a training chat group knows that open-minded discussion of alternate ideas is not the general rule. In The Ethical Dog Trainer, Jim Barry veers into dangerous waters as he investigates the underlying reasons dog training invites such militant viewpoints. He provides invaluable guidance to navigate this minefield, thanks to his combined background as a dog trainer and an educator specializing in ethics, conflict resolution, and politics. His chapter on dogs and society examines how attitudes toward animals are shaped by religious and cultural values. He courageously acknowledges that many incendiary disagreements arise from the ongoing debate over dog training as a profession or craft. “For most of its history, dog training was a craft or an art handed down from master to novice,” Barry writes. “Dog training was considered to be a skill that individuals acquired in real life, not in a classroom.” He traces the growing popularity of training certification programs and profit-based organizations that have evolved to meet this demand. Although he is an accredited trainer, he concedes that professional associations vary greatly in :their emphasis on knowledge and hand-on skills,” which makes it difficult to evaluate the merits of individual programs. This is an ambitious book, and it deserves to be read. However, I question whether the polarized factions of the dog-training world are ready to heed these sensible recommendations.” Amy Fernandez


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A True Must-Read!, July 15, 2015
Reviewer: Megan Cruz KPACTP, Trainer, Animal Behavior Clinic
Thanks to Jim Barry for filling a much-needed niche in dog training with a well-written, easy to read book that challenges readers to think, examine and question choices they have made (or are thinking of making,) and provides excellent guidelines and examples that are truly useful as you define and refine your ethical compass. A must-have for any animal professional's shelf!
 
Highly Recommended, January 9, 2010
Reviewer: Nick Hof
I throughly enjoyed this book and thought it to be well written with plenty of examples and various scenarios with all points of view taken into consideration.
 
Best Book of the Decade, June 17, 2008
Reviewer: Stevie Mathre
If possible, I'd give this book 25 paws. You NEED to read it. Everyone should have this book.

Ethics is vitally important to dog training, and in many cases it's been limited to poorly constructed arguments on methodology. The author is clear that ethics is not about what equipment you use, but how you come to those decisions.

I appreciated the overview of philosophy, logics, the fallacies one encounters in constructing or refuting an argument. A good decision making process is outlined and demonstrated. The author then presents situations a trainer may come across, and in the next chapter provides a variety of responses. He also lays out common controversies, and the arguments used on either side.

He's non-judgmental and draws from many sources. The book is well organized and well researched, and well written. You can really tell he's a professor... I'd take classes from him in an instant.

Once again, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Thank you, Jim Barry, for the most important book to be published in dog training for many many years!
 

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