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Professional Dog Trainer Books and Videos

ABC'S OF BEHAVIOR SHAPING; PROACTIVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT SEMINAR DVD SET
by Presenter, Ted Turner
Large animal trainer, Ted Turner, entertainingly shares his extensive knowledge of behavioral science and learning theory with lots of real life examples from his more than 20 years of exotic animal training including at Sea World. These principles of learning are universal and apply to any training pursuit, including agility, competition obedience, pet dog manners and behavior modification, tracking and field work, freestyle, etc. This is a classic that every animal trainer will want to have in their library for reference and inspiration.
AGGRESSION IN DOGS: PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT, PREVENTION & BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
by Brenda Aloff
The book that has become the "bible" for identifying, understanding, and resolving aggression problems in dogs. Contains detailed training protocols to use in specific types of aggression situations and how to manage the aggressive dog for his safety and the community’s.
AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN DOGS - A COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL MANUAL FOR PROFESSIONALS
by James O'Heare
A comprehensive technical manual, written for dog behavior professionals. How to assess the problem, constructing systematic behavior change programs, and case management techniques. Includes an extensive glossary and bibliography.
AM I SAFE? THE ART & SCIENCE OF CANINE BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENTS DVD SET
by Sarah Kalnajs
Learn how to conduct behavior assessments including what to look for in the dog’s behavior, how to document areas of concern (forms and rating scales are included), and how to determine if problem areas can be improved using behavior modification techniques. Rescue groups and shelters will find this information successful and safe to apply.
CHANGING PEOPLE CHANGING DOGS - POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR DIFFICULT DOGS (REVISED)
by Dee Ganley
Revised Edition with new exercises and photos! Filled with easy-to-read and implement strategies, techniques, exercises and games, Dee walks the reader through over fifty methods of addressing canine fear and aggression. The simple and effective exercises will have you and your dog, or your clients and their dogs, well on the way to a happy relationship. Strictly positive methods!
CLASSICS OF TRAINING: PET OBEDIENCE CLASS INSTRUCTION & TEACHING PET PEOPLE SEMINAR DVD SET
by Leslie Nelson
A Classics of Training DVD Collection featuring Leslie Nelson. Disc 1 is Pet Obedience Class Instruction; Disc 2 is Teaching Pet People.
COACHING PEOPLE TO TRAIN THEIR DOGS
by Terry Ryan
The book you've been waiting for, from well-known trainer and international workshop-presenter Terry Ryan! Terry Ryan has been a mentor - maybe guru is a better word - for a whole generation of modern dog trainers who have benefited from her books, lectures, and seminars on dog training and class instruction. This 400 page trainer's manual includes just about anything today's modern professional dog trainer needs to know - training methods, learning theory, running a training business, class organization, and people/teaching skills.
CONTROL UNLEASHED - CREATING A FOCUSED AND CONFIDENT DOG
by Leslie McDevitt
Learn how to turn stress to confidence and distraction to focus using methods that are 110% positive. Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed program is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations.
Winner of the IIACAB Award for 2007 Best Dog Training Book

CULTURE CLASH
by Jean Donaldson
2005 Expanded Edition! The book that has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans has been revised. Dogs are NOT humans. Dogs ARE clever and complex creatures that humans need to take the time to understand in order to live together successfully. You must read this book because your dog cannot!
DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS: THE COUNSELOR'S HANDBOOK
by Bill Campbell
Whether you are currently conducting behavior consultations or planning to enter the field, this book offers invaluable insights and guidance from one of the world’s leading pet dog behavior counselors.
DOG LANGUAGE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CANINE BEHAVIOR
by Roger Abrantes
Here is a well-illustrated A-Z guide to canine body postures. Organized in alphabetical order and cross-referenced with excellent black and white line drawings. This book is a must to understand canine body language and the evolution of the domestic dog.
FAMILY DOG 1 INSTRUCTOR MANUAL - OUTLINE AND LESSON PLANS
by Leslie Nelson
Family Dog 1 Instructor Manual guides the instructors through the beginning level class. The class is designed for new dog owners and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavioral problems.
FIGHTING DOGS: FAMILY AND STRANGERS DVD SECOND EDITION
by Pia Silvani
The morning session of this seminar addresses dog-dog aggression in the home with family members. The afternoon session continues dealing with dog-dog aggression with strangers.

(4 DVDs) Document CD with the hand-media distributed at the seminar are included.

FIGHTING DOMINANCE IN A DOG WHISPERING WORLD DVD
by Jean Donaldson and Ian Dunbar
Watch Jean Donaldson and Ian Dunbar take on the controversial and often misunderstood concept of dominance behavior in dogs. Do dogs really try to be "the boss"? Learn what science knows, and doesn't know, about canine behavior. A timely subject given the popularity of television shows featuring dogs behaving badly and trainers rehabilitating them--all within an hour!
Winner of the IIACAB Award for 2007 Best Dog Behavior DVD

FOCUS NOT FEAR: TRAINING INSIGHTS FROM A REACTIVE DOG CLASS
by Ali Brown
Using innovative techniques, Ali Brown details her successful methods for professional dog trainers ready to take on the challenge of rehabilitating reactive dogs. This should be fascinating reading for all dog trainers.
FROM LEASHES TO NEURONS & PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY DVD
by Karen Overall
How dogs think, why this matters, and what we can learn from them about becoming more humane.
FUNDAMENTALS OF CANINE BEHAVIOR 4 - DISC AUDIO CD SET
by Suzanne Hetts
Learn what ethology has to say about drives, dominance, heritability of behavior, communication signals, and more. Designed for people who work with dogs! A great way to prepare for APDT certification! Listen to it in the car or while walking your dog! Comes with 30 pages of notes to open and print.
GETTING A GRIP ON AGGRESSION CASES: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR DOG TRAINERS
by Nicole Wilde
There is a lot more to working with aggression cases than mastering methods and techniques. In her practical, down-to-earth, and often humorous style, Nicole Wilde presents all the other information trainers need to know in order to work effectively, safely, and successfully with aggressive dogs.
GETTING COMPLIANCE AND WORKING WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS DVD
by Nicole Wilde
(DVD) You will learn how to deal with know-it-all clients, “soft” clients, angry clients, and more. Gain insight as to what motivates specific personality types, and how to respond so as to make your training encounters flow smoothly.
GIVE THEM A SCALPEL AND THEY WILL DISSECT A KISS: DOG TRAINING PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE DVD
by Ian Dunbar
Veterinarian and animal behaviorist, Dr. Ian Dunbar enlightens, entertains, and challenges the dog training community about the development and current state of the pet dog training profession.
HANDBOOK OF APPLIED DOG BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING
by Steven Lindsay
A comprehensive introduction to the basic applied and scientific literature underlying effective treatment and training programs. Includes the influence of evolution and artificial selection, development and the biological basis of canine behavior, learning and sensory abilities.
HANDBOOK OF APPLIED DOG BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING, VOL. 2: ETIOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT
by Steven Lindsay
Covers Behavioral Assessment; Fears and Phobias; Attachment, Separation, & Related Problems; Aggressive Behavior; Territorial & Social Aggression; Appetite & Elimination. Easy-to-read and informative, for trainers, behaviorists, breeders, owners, veterinarians.
HANDBOOK OF APPLIED DOG BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING, VOL. 3: PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS
by Steven Lindsay
The third volume in this definitive series, concentrates on practical training procedures with an emphasis on how to recognize and counteract your dog’s underlying reasons to behave inappropriately. Easy-to-read and informative, for trainers, behaviorists, breeders, owners, veterinarians.
HOW TO MARKET YOUR DOG TRAINING BUSINESS
by Lisa Wilson
Want to increase your business and profit? Here's a definitive guide that will be indispensable for dog trainers or any animal-related business owner!
HOW TO RUN A DOG BUSINESS: PUTTING YOUR CAREER WHERE YOUR HEART IS
by Veronica Boutelle
To succeed as a dog pro, you’ll need more than dog expertise—you’ll need business savvy as well. Veronica Boutelle, the industry’s top consultant, gives you the information you need to start, operate, and prosper in your chosen field. Covers dog trainers, pet sitters, dog daycares, and dog walking businesses. Maybe it's time for a new career!
IMPROVE YOUR I-CUE. LEARN THE SCIENCE OF SIGNALS
by Kathy Sdao
Cueing for reliable dog training is the focus of this seminar for class instructors, dog trainers, and dog owners, all of whom want compliance.

In this training seminar, you will learn to improve the process by which you choose, add, change and maintain cues in animals you train.

IN-HOME PRIVATE TRAINING SEMINAR DVD
by Nicole Wilde
From popular CPDT trainer Nicole Wilde! This seminar DVD is a treasure trove of information for current or aspiring dog trainers, focusing on skills needed to excel at private training.
INSTRUCTOR OUTLINES AND HOMEWORK LEVELS 1, 2, & 3
by Jack & Wendy Volhard
Class outlines and homework assignments are resources for obedience instructors utilizing Volhard's successful obedience programs. Ready to copy. Now unbound, pages unpunched, packed in an envelope.
IT'S NOT THE DOGS, IT'S THE PEOPLE! AUDIO CD
by Nicole Wilde
You're a busy trainer without time to read all the books you want? Then you'll really appreciate this new audio CD read by author Nicole Wilde! As a pet dog trainer, you have learned skills and mastered techniques that enable you to train dogs successfully. The good news is that you can do the same with your human clients!
IT'S NOT THE DOGS, IT'S THE PEOPLE!
by Nicole Wilde
As a pet dog trainer, you have learned skills and mastered techniques that enable you to train dogs successfully. The good news is that you can do the same with your human clients!
JOHN ROGERSON'S INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL
by John Rogerson
Learn how this British trainer selects instructors, organizes classes, creates lesson plans. Special section on solving aggression problems.
LEADING THE PACK SYMPOSIUM DVD
by Ian Dunbar, Trish King, Kelly Ryan and Veronica Boutelle
Eight DVD’s will be presented in separate topics listed as follows: * Logistics & Liability with Veronica Boutelle 1 hr 15 min * Rates, Packages, & Policies with Veronica Boutelle 1 hr 45 min * Dog Training: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow with Ian Dunbar 1 hr 45 min * Developing Your Marketing Message with Veronica Boutelle 1 hr 15 min * Developing Your Marketing Plan with Veronica Boutelle 1 hr 45 min * Ethics for Dog Professionals with Kelly Ryan 1 hr 45 min * Challenges of Working with Human Clients with Trish King 1 hr 45 min * Avoiding Professional Burnout with Veronica Boutell 1 hr
OH BEHAVE! DOGS FROM PAVLOV TO PREMACK TO PINKER
by Jean Donaldson
Jean Donaldson brings her considerable wisdom - and wit - to a wide variety of topics of interest to dog trainers and enthusiasts in this book from Dogwise Publishing. In 55 essays, Jean tackles issues ranging from the nature vs nurture debate, to the role of dominance in domestic dogs, to what are the most effective ways to train dogs. Along with her other best selling books, Oh Behave! is destined to be a classic in the literature on dog behavior.
ONE ON ONE - A DOG TRAINER'S GUIDE TO PRIVATE TRAINING
by Nicole Wilde
Have you always wanted to do one-on-one, private training, but didn't know how to go about it? This guide is like having a friend explain it all!
PREDATION IN FAMILY DOGS: PREDATION, PREDATORY DRIFT AND PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR DVD
by Jean Donaldson
Learn about the newest thinking on how to solve difficult behavior problems like aggression by looking at genetics in this seminar presentation. Presenter Jean Donaldson is known for her ground-breaking book /Culture Clash/ which looks at how humans can live with dogs more harmoniously by understanding the real nature of dogs.
SILENT LANGUAGE (OF HUMANS) SEMINAR DVD SET
by Presenter, Roger Abrantes
Human body language is also called non-verbal communication or the unspoken human language. Also explains how other species, especially canines, perceive our body language and may misunderstand it at times.
SO YOU WANT TO BE A DOG TRAINER, 2ND EDITION
by Nicole Wilde
Step-by-step advice from a professional, for any aspiring dog trainer! Nicole Wilde is widely recognized for her expertise in what it takes to run a successful dog training business. New edition has expanded resources and product information and updated marketing advice.
SOLVING THE MYSTERY: TAKING A HISTORY DVD
by Nicole Wilde
(DVD) In this interactive seminar, you will learn how to set the stage for optimum information gathering; how to use neuro-linguistic programming techniques to put clients at ease; what non-verbal clues to watch for; what responses should send up red flags; what to ask, how to respond, and how/ not/ to respond; and how to interpret the information you receive.
TAKE THE CLASS! DOG OBEDIENCE INSTRUCTOR'S HANDBOOK OF SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES
by Silvia Hartmann-Kent
Get information on handling your obedience classes from an expert! Find out who makes the ideal instructor, how to deal with owners and their dogs in the class situation, planning the class, troubleshooting, much more.
TEACHING PEOPLE, TEACHING DOGS - INSIGHTS AND IDEAS FOR INSTRUCTORS
by Dani Weinberg
About the dog-training instructor's first job: teaching people. Will help all levels of instructors develop and maintain training enthusiasm!
THE DOG TRAINER'S BUSINESS KIT CD
by Nicole Wilde
This easy-to-use CD-ROM was created by Nicole Wilde, CDPT. It contains handy forms, contracts, client handouts, and more. Get organized, maintain professionalism, and free up your time so you can get out there and do what you do best-help dogs and their people.
THE DOG TRAINER'S RESOURCE - APDT CHRONICLE OF THE DOG COLLECTION
by Mychelle Blake, Editor
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.
THE DOG TRAINER'S RESOURCE 2 - APDT CHRONICLE OF THE DOG COLLECTION
by Mychelle Blake, Editor
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. This new volume, The Dog Trainer’s Resource 2, contains more cutting edge information written for dog trainers 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.
THE DOGPRO BASIC MANNERS CURRICULUM PACKAGE CD/DVD
by Veronica Boutelle
Professionally designed R+ curriculum package for Basic Manners classes that bring clients back time and again.

Behaviors covered: Sit, down, watch, come, stay, leave it, target, loose-leash walking, anti jumping, wait. Training concepts covered: Basic learning theory, nothing for free, life rewards, luring, shaping, reward removal (negative punishment), timing, criteria, proofing / handling distraction, getting and keeping focus, rate of reinforcement, fading the lure, use of voice and body, problem solving.

THE DOGPRO B-MOD CD
by Veronica Boutelle
A crucial resource for the serious dog trainer, this CD of ready-made R+ training plans for all common behavior issues include operant, classical, and combination approaches. All are fully adjustable. Coaching, day training, and board and train applications.

Behaviors covered: Resource guarding, separation anxiety, handling issues, on-leash dog-dog reactivity, on-leash dog-dog aggression, off-leash dog-dog aggression, stranger fear, barking, submissive urination, house training.

THE ETHICAL DOG TRAINER. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR CANINE PROFESSIONALS
by Jim Barry
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. The goal of this book is to help all dog trainers raise the quality of choices and make things better for clients and dogs.
THE FAMILY IN DOG BEHAVIOR CONSULTING
by Lynn Hoover
For animal behavior consultants, this text opens up new vistas of challenge and opportunity.
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMAL TRAINING DVD
by Bob Bailey
5 hours of instruction with one of the most highly regarded animal trainers in the world! Bob has the incredible knack of taking complex concepts and making them understandable and practical for trainers. Learn how operant conditioning and clicker training can help you get the behaviors you want.
THE HANDLER FACTOR
by Ann Howie
Many AAI programs focus on the evaluation of the animals, when, in comparing the handler and the animal, it is the handler who has the greatest potential to do harm.

The Handler Factor provides detailed information on specific behaviors needed in therapy dog handlers for safety and success in visiting-animal programs.

THE KINDERPUPPY COURSE: A CURRICULUM MANUAL FOR INSTRUCTORS (WITH CD)
by Dr. Jennifer Messer
The Kinderpuppy Course is 12 hours of puppy class - ready to be taught in full or used to enrich your current puppy curriculum. This manual can be used in its entirety, as an 8-week, 12-hour Kinderpuppy course. Your entire curriculum is included with this package including a CD full of forms for you to use in your classes. The Class Plans, Homework Sheets, Reference Information appendix and Course Package for Registrants appendix are in print form in this manual. Homework sheets are also included on the CD-ROM, along with client handouts, a course evaluation form, and templates for graduation certificates.
THE LANGUAGE OF DOGS - UNDERSTANDING CANINE BODY LANGUAGE AND OTHER COMMUNICATION SIGNALS DVD SET
by Sarah Kalnajs
Features a presentation and extensive footage of a variety of breeds showing hundreds of examples of canine behavior and body language. Perfect for dog owners or anyone who handles dogs or encounters them regularly while on the job.
Winner of the IIACAB Award for 2006 Best Dog Behavior DVD

THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH
by Patricia McConnell
When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages.


 
 
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