–Terry Marie Curtis, DVM, MS, DACVB, JAVMA, 15-Dec-2009
This fantastic tome belongs on every trainer’s bookshelf, as well as in every veterinary clinic and shelter in America… the ultimate guide for new and experienced trainers and anyone who regularly deals with animals and who wants to learn about gentle, humane techniques… The DVD makes both an invaluable educational guide for yourself and can also be used to demonstrate specific behaviors to clients. If that’s not enough, owning the book gives you access to information on Dr. Yin’s Web site including PDF files of client handouts on behavior, and several entire chapters online…an incredibly useful avenue for broaching the subject of training and handling methods… If you buy one book this year on dog training and behavior, I urge you to consider Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats as your choice. While it priced higher than most books that trainers and behavior counselors will consider, it is well worth the price and you will find yourself referring to this book again and again, as well as using it with clients and other dog care professionals to discuss animal behavior and the benefits of using positive, low-stress methods.
–Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, 01-Nov-2009