Books for dog handlers, obedience trainers, instructors and training clubs.
Training from the trainer's perspective. Books useful for obedience trainers, instructors, training clubs, etc.
Dog Behavior Problems: The Counselor's Handbook
by William E. Campbell
Paperback: 105 pages
Dogwise Publishing; (December 1, 1999)
This comprehensive guide for professionals offers insights and guidance on organizing and marketing their practice.  The dog owner's perspective about problems is explored in depth. Includes how to get all the vital facts from clients, how to motivate clients toward realistic dog behavior goals, how to organize meetings & behavior programs, to seating arrangements, dealing with euthanasia, setting up and establishing a counseling career. more information:

Decoys and Aggression
by Stephen A. MacKenzie
Hardcover: 96 pages Publisher: Temeron Books Inc; 1 edition (1996)
Designed for all decoys, instructors , K9 personnel, handlers, and trainers, as well as for anyone who handles dogs that can be aggressive, this book explains step by step how to understand the canine paralanguage and how to influence the dog's perception of you by using your body language. It explains the different types of natural dog aggression and how to trigger the useful types without being abusive to the dog. Also describes drills designed to develop skill in the decoy. Some are designed to be conducted with dogs until the human demonstrates enough body control to work with a live animal without injuring the dog or himself. more information:

The Instructor's Manual
by John Rogerson
Paperback. Publisher: Dogwise Pub; Spiral edition (December 1, 1994)
This British trainer explains how he selects instructors, organizes classes, creates lesson plans. Includes a special section on solving aggression problems. Intended for instructors, training clubs, etc.
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One on One: A Dog Trainer's Guide to Private Training
by Nicole Wilde
Paperback: 216 pages. Publisher: Phantom Publishing; (March 2004)
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So You Want To Be A Dog Trainer
by Nicole Wilde
Paperback: 172 pages. Publisher: Phantom Pub; (October 31, 2001)
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It's Not the Dogs, It's the People! A Dog Trainer's Guide to Training Humans
by Nicole Wilde
Paperback: 136 pages. Publisher: Phantom Publishing; (March 5, 2003)
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Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them
by Pamela J. Reid
Paperback: 172 pages. Publisher: James & Kenneth, Publishers; (February 1, 1996)
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Take the Class!: The Complete Manual for Dog Obedience Instructors
by Silvia Hartmann-Kent
Spiral-bound Publisher: DragonRising; (March 1998)
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Teaching Clicker Classes: An Instructor's Guide to Using Reinforcement in Dog Training
by Deborah A. Jones
Paperback. Publisher: Howln Moon Press; (June 1999)
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Also see our recommended books:

- on search & rescue and tracking
- on dog training
- on protection dog training

and further:

- on aggression in dogs
- on dog behavior and canine psychology
- on puppy raising and training



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