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Top Tips From Top Trainers [Kindle Edition]

APDT Members , Heather Russell-Revesz , Stephanie Fornino , Mary Ann Kahn
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Top Tips from Top Trainers features 1,001 exclusive tips from members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the most highly regarded group of its kind in the world. Unlike other dog training books that focus on basic advice, this innovative guide offers the average dog owner a plethora of interesting and helpful factoids previously known only by the professional dog trainers who developed them. From everyday problem solvers to cool ideas and time savers, these expert trainers share their favorite positive training methods to help all dog owners become more successful pet parents. The book is organized from A to Z for easy browsing and covers a wide range of care and training tips, from common commands to training equipment, feeding, health, socialization, body language, rewards, house manners, and problem behaviors.

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About the Author

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers committed to becoming better trainers through education. Founded in 1993, the APDT has almost 6,000 members worldwide who include world-renowned speakers and authors, veterinarians, dog trainers, dog club members, humane society personnel and service dog trainers. International members come from 26 different countries. Through the APDT's conferences, membership directory, newsletter, and seminars, they offer individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. The APDT is dedicated to building better trainers through education, promoting dog-friendly methods and encouraging their use.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1831 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc. (February 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NSV0UY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Dip - Lots of Tips August 18, 2010
Top Tips from Top Trainers is an A-Z compilation of training tips submitted by members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Grouped by category, this is a fun book to dip into depending on your topic of interest.

Although many of the tips were familiar to me, every once in a while I'd come across something new and say, "Gee, that's a great idea!" One such tip was the suggestion to gently blow in your dog's face when teaching them to "give" an object. Another, that I've used before, works so well I was glad to see it included--smearing peanut butter in your tub to keep your dog occupied during a bath (isn't that what the soap dish is really for?).

The book has an excellent index so it would be easy to find references to whatever topic you wanted to find.

One odd note to the book--it was apparently sponsored by the Nylabone company. There was a full page ad on the inside back cover and nearly every picture of a dog toy in the book had the word "Nylabone" printed across it. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers is a nonprofit organization so I guess they needed additional funding to bring this project to publication.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Erica
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I may be slightly biased because several of my contributions are published within, but I was very pleasantly surprised when my copy of the book arrived. I wasn't really sure what to expect, and feared that the book might end up as a sort of random hodge-podge. To my delight, I really like the fact that this book contains 1001 short tidbits of information that are organized into a little encyclopedia of useful categories. Not only do we not lose value from the tinyness of the tidbits, but rather, they combine into a useful grouping of different (and often similar) perspectives on a given topic. This wouldn't substitute for a comprehensive 101 book for a brand new dog owner, but it's terrific supplemental reading and would be ideal for dog owners who are never, ever going to sit down and read a comprehensive 101 book. Because of the contributory nature of this book, it captures some of the most important gems of dog owning and training without wasting a chapter or three in the process. The most important gems are covered more than once by different trainers, and that serves to 1) emphasize their importance, and 2) provide different presentation for the same concept, each of which might reach a different person more effectively. As a trainer, it also has value to me as I've enjoyed scanning through the book for new ideas or perspectives on (to me) old topics, and this is a book I'm likely to keep handy if I'm looking for inspiration on a way to handle fireworks phobia or to come up with different wording to describe proper use of a leash to a client.

Separate from the content, I'm very happy with the production value. Photos and color are used attractively throughout, and I like the feel of the paper stock that is used for the cover and the pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good tips January 12, 2011
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This is a nice compilation of tips. However, don't expect to find every training problem addressed. It just seems like bunck of random it with no rhyme or reason to what included. Some topics only have one entry, some have mutliple pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book September 2, 2013
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A must read. Tons of information.
Very informative book with tons of information from puppy training to senior dogs to understanding your dog more. The book is broken down into ' subjects' so to say. Each subject are thoughts, tips, advice, knowledge ext. from different professional trainers. I think this is nice because you have insight from different people that have different tips ext all focusing around positive reinforcement. I recommend to anyone wanting to learn about dogs. This is a rather long book.
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More About the Author

Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, has been a professional dog trainer for more than 17 years. Teoti is also a popular public speaker, offering workshops on canine behavior to pet professionals and pet parents across the country and in Japan. She is a regular columnist for Modern Dog Magazine as one of its Fab Five trainers, and has been interviewed by the New York Times, DogFancy and Southern Living. Her next dog training book is scheduled for release in 2013.


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