Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Edition: 2006 Paperback, 339 pages
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Summary: This collection of articles from APDT’s “Chronicle of the Dog” will prove a valuable resource for trainers and would-be trainers. Learn what you need to know from experts like Bob Bailey, Jean Donaldson, Ian Dunbar, Nicole Wilde, Sue Sternberg, and Karen Overall.
Learn the science and business of dog training from the BEST
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, APDT, is the largest group of professional dog trainers in the world. Over the years its newsletter, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, has published some of the best information on dog behavior, dog training, and the business of being a dog trainer available anywhere. Now this valuable information—80 articles by 40 authors—is brought together in The Dog Trainer’s Resource.
Learn how to develop or improve your dog training skills and how to build your dog training business from well-known experts in the field. If you are thinking of a career choice or change, dog training is an excellent profession for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, leadership potential, and a love of dogs and people. But it takes a lot more than just being good with dogs to be successful. The modern dog trainer needs to develop expertise in several fields including animal behavior, human psychology, business management, and professional development and The Dog Trainer’s Resource will give you what you need to know!
Get the BEST information on
• Behavior modification, learning theory, and clicker training.
• How to separate training opinions from scientific research.
• Making your classes fun and interesting for both dog and human clients.
• Working with and for veterinarians to build your training business.
• How to run your dog training business for financial success.
What dog training professionals say about The Dog Trainer’s Resource.
…It serves and encompasses the true spirit of positive training and care for dogs…has managed to remain current in the rapidly-evolving field, while keeping an almost "we're all part of the family" feel. The APDT Chronicle of the Dog is one of the few dog magazines I actually read cover to cover and consistently use as a reference.
Paul Owen, author of The Dog Whisperer. A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training
The Chronicle of the Dog is one of APDT's crown jewels. Its articles are consistently top-quality, scientifically sound, written by trainers and for trainers, containing invaluable insider discussions of the dog-training profession. For everyone from trainer wannabees to the experienced and successful training professional.
Pat Miller, author of Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog and Positive Dog Training
Sets the standard for conveying high-quality, practical, extremely useful information to dog trainers in an attractive, easy-to-follow format. The training information keeps APDT members on the cutting edge of the dog training industry.
Nicole Wilde, author of It’s Not the Dogs, It’s the People and So You Want to Be A Dog Trainer
Editor Mychelle E. Blake is the Managing Editor of The APDT Chronicle of the Dog and Editor-in-Chief of “Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory and Practice.” She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the IAABC, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and instructor of Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR. Mychelle lives with her husband in Henderson, Nevada with her two beloved dogs, Buzz and Nikita, and several budgies.
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What reviewers are saying...
OFF LEAD AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
“Over the years, The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, APDT, has produced valuable information on dog training and behavior through it’s newsletter: The APDT Chronicle of the Dog. This noew publication brings together the APDT information with a collection of 80 articles by 40 authors. The Dog trainer’s Resource is aimes at helping trainers develop expertise in animal behavior, human psychology, and business management.”
SOCIETY OF VETERINARY BEHAVIOR TECHNICIANS
“What an excellent collection of articles previously published by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ newsletter! This book is well organized and permits the reader to select a specific topic of interest. You do not necessarily have to read it in any specific order… The wide variety of articles will certainly appeal to lay readers, professional dog trainers, and veterinary professionals. What more could we ask for?!... There is so much more to educate not only dog trainers, but also the owner and veterinary staff. I think this book would prove beneficial to be on the shelf of anyone (not only professionals) that has a keen interest in dog behavior. The wealth of information and the practical application of the subject matter will clearly be a guide to anyone interested in training their dog. We could all profit from reading this text. Happy Reading! - 4.5 out of 5 paws”
Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, VMT, LVT, SRA