With the APDT Conference fast approaching - and recognizing that most of our customers are dog trainers - we thought we would turn our attention for a couple of weeks on items that will help you succeed in your chosen profession. We know that you are good trainers!
So this week we are focusing on books and DVDs that will help you expand your offerings as a dog trainer and then the next couple weeks on all of the other skills you need to master including setting up your business, class offerings, and developing teaching skills.
So here is what we recommend if you want to expand your business beyond basic training:
From this audio book - the games-based dog training bible - you’ll learn everything you need to know about concept dog training. So, if you are either new to it or have delved into the games a little bit, and are looking for more of an explanation of the bigger picture, this book is your key.
He's Only Playing overs the good, the bad and the downright inappropriate: a multitude of doggie sins and rudeness. Everything from one dog placing his paws on another dog without invitation, to another sniffing underneath just too intently.
In K9 Obedience Training, certified animal behavior consultant and veteran search and rescue (SAR) dog handler and trainer Susan Bulanda shares the secrets of building an effective obedience training program. SAR dogs need “thinking” obedience: they sometimes need to exercise intelligent disobedience in the field.
A beautiful new 256 page book with informative full color photos on almost every page, Citizen Canine goes way beyond the basic 10 steps of the Canine Good Citizen Test. Pick up a copy today for only $14.95.