The dog-training instructor's first job: teaching people!
Our human students require much more attention and understanding than do their canines. If we don't inspire their interest and cooperation, they will not be successful in training their dogs. Dani Weinberg’s experience offers insights, information, and ideas that will help all levels of instructors both develop and maintain dog training enthusiasm and work more effectively with the human students. This two-part book looks at both the student and the instructor.
You will learn:
• Ways to communicate more effectively and how to reach “difficult” students
• How to guide students towards new belief about their dogs
• What type of instructor you are and how you can adapt your type to better assist your students
• How to receive feedback, set yourself up for success, and prevent burnout
What dog trainers say about Teaching People, Teaching Dogs:
This book is conversational and informative…Taking the reader on an interesting journey from non-dog person to dog addict! I believe it will be especially helpful for those contemplating taking the big leap into instructing.
Terry Ryan, Author of Coaching People to Train Their Dogs
When a book like this makes me examine at least one new idea or reconsider an old one, it’s a worthwhile addition to my training library.
You will become a better trainer after reading Dani's book because you'll be more aware of your training style as well as thinking about your students learning style.
Tami M. Hawes
|A Must have if you train people to train dogs, May 31, 2006|
|Reviewer: Tami Hawes|
|I always professed that I'm not a dog trainer I'm a people trainer. Dani supports this with her insights in 'Teaching People Teaching Dogs'. The local area PetsMart Supervisor didn't get that, so there ended my career working at PetsMart before it started. :-)
Dani uses her own growth experiences as a dog trainer to help others explore where they might want to change their training style or understand why they do the things they do. You'll become a better trainer after reading Dani's book because you'll be more aware of your training style as well as thinking about your students learning styles. Do you give out paper handouts to your students or do you just do a lot of talk or talking and showing? Do you do a combination of the three? (handouts, lecture, demonstration)
The book is broken into two sections - the student and the instructor. The first page of each section gives highlights on what is covered in each of the chapters of that section. If jumping around in a book is your style you'll be able to do this easily. If you're more traditional and want to go there page by page you'll know what's coming up.
The end of each chapter also includes recommended reading resources so you can do further reading.
I'm looking forward to October 2006 when Dani will be a guest author for 'Trainers Month' at CSDogBookReview - a YahooGroup.
|Inspirational !, August 16, 2006|
|Dani has a wonderful way of communicating to the reader. This book is full of great ideas for the professional instructor as well as the training enthusiast. Dani, separates the book into 2 sections - student and instructor. The sections focus on techniques and ideas which guide the instructor to achieve an open and successful classroom atmosphere for all types of students, as well as how to keep yourself (the instructor) motivated and fresh to avoid burnout. I found many useful ideas to put to work for me in my classes. CD|
|Inspirational!!!, August 17, 2006|
|Reviewer: Debby McMullen|
|This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who instructs anything dog! It should be required reading for the field. Wonderful insights and ideas are within it. This will always be within easy reach to re-inspire me.|
|A must read!, August 22, 2006|
|Reviewer: Ailigh Vanderbush|
|Teaching People, Teaching Dogs is a must read for anyone who works with people or pets. Dani includes great insights into the human mind - a clients as well as our own.|
|A powerful book, August 25, 2006|
|Reviewer: Lynn Hoover|
|This is a powerful book with unique insights into dog-human and dog-trainer/consultant relationships. It serves as a worthwhile and one-of-a-kind guide for professionals wanting to work more effectively with both ends of the leash. I highly recommend *Teaching People, Teaching Dogs* for its brilliance and originality.
~ Lynn Hoover, MSW, CDBC
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
Journal Review Board, *Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory & Practice
Author, *The Family in Dog Behavior Consulting*
|Inspiring and Educational, August 26, 2006|
|Reviewer: Jody Hergert-Andresen, B.A.|
|Dani's book inspired me to think not only about my clients but also about myself. Her writing style is clear,logical and flows nicely. This book provides a wealth of information as well as resources for further discovery. I would recommend it to anyone who works with people and dogs.|
|interesting and easy to read, September 14, 2006|
|Very nicely written, from the trainer's perspective I really liked it (could not put it down in fact :) .
The only flaw is that I wish it would be much much longer!
|So valuable, September 6, 2009|
|Reviewer: Stevie Mathre|
|This book was exactly what I needed! I love that it was written for the instructor rather than the dog owner. There are too few books (and other resources) written for us. Her discussion of different learning styles was invaluable to me. And I can't say what it meant to have her spell out exactly WHAT we're getting paid for. It's far to easy to forget self-care and appreciation when starting a new business... Her book is a tangible reminder that without valuing ourselves, we can't be valuable to others.|
|Highly recommend this book!, August 7, 2010|
|Reviewer: Deanna Brenner|
|This book really reached out to me. Not only in the realm of working with dogs and their people but on a personal level as well. With her years of experience, Dani serves almost as a mentor guiding you through thoughts, feelings and dilemmas that most or all of us have that work in the field.
I took away plenty of information that will help me to become a better teacher and will benefit both students!
Lots of great ideas in this book and its easy to relate to.