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The Ethical Dog Trainer Ebook


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AABP 2008 Multi-Media Awards for Excellence – Winner of the Best Dog Book of 2008 (miscellaneous category) 

Dog trainers face ethical decisions all the time. Do I keep working with a client when it is obvious that the owner will not keep up the training program to the detriment of the dog? Should I accept payments from other dog professionals to whom I refer clients? What is the proper way to interact with other dog trainers who use methods I disagree with? 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.

Jim Barry is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT). Prior to becoming a dog trainer, he was on the faculty at George Mason University, where he specialised in ethics, international politics, and conflict resolutions.

Published 2008 Dogwise Publishing

Reviews- DOG WORLD

“The personal biases that influence dog training rarely receive the attention they warrant. Anyone who has visited a training chat group knows that open-minded discussion of alternate ideas is not the general rule. In The Ethical Dog Trainer, Jim Barry veers into dangerous waters as he investigates the underlying reasons dog training invites such militant viewpoints. He provides invaluable guidance to navigate this minefield, thanks to his combined background as a dog trainer and an educator specializing in ethics, conflict resolution, and politics. His chapter on dogs and society examines how attitudes toward animals are shaped by religious and cultural values. He courageously acknowledges that many incendiary disagreements arise from the ongoing debate over dog training as a profession or craft. “For most of its history, dog training was a craft or an art handed down from master to novice,” Barry writes. “Dog training was considered to be a skill that individuals acquired in real life, not in a classroom.” He traces the growing popularity of training certification programs and profit-based organizations that have evolved to meet this demand. Although he is an accredited trainer, he concedes that professional associations vary greatly in :their emphasis on knowledge and hand-on skills,” which makes it difficult to evaluate the merits of individual programs. This is an ambitious book, and it deserves to be read. However, I question whether the polarized factions of the dog-training world are ready to heed these sensible recommendations.” Amy Fernandez

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We give you all three of the major Ebook formats when you purchase from us – Adobe PDF, Mobi (For Kindle), and ePub (Sony Bookreader, Nook, Ipad/phone/touch, Droid, and other e-reader devices). For many of our Ebooks, you’ll also find a pdf of the front cover of the book

You can download each of these 3 formats up to 3 times.

PDF Format
The PDF format is great for printing. It also means that you’re not locked into one brand of bookreader. You don’t even need an Ebook reader! Just download the PDF version of the book and read it on your computer.

EPub Format
This format is supported by the Sony Reader, Barnes and Noble Nook, and the Apple Ipad/Itouch/Iphone. Please note that most smartphones and other bookreaders use the Epub format. Refer to your user manual for specific instructions or contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out.

  1. To add a book to your Ipad/touch/phone make sure you have the latest version of Itunes. In addition, make sure you have the iBooks app installed available free from Apple.
  2. Download the Epub file with your computer – using the Safari Browser built into your Apple Device will not work.
  3. Connect your Apple Device to your computer.
  4. Open Itunes.
  5. Drag the Epub file into your Library, it should go into the books folder.
  6. Select your Ipad in the devices dialogue on the left-hand side.
  7. Go to the books tab and make sure you have the sync books option turned on.
  8. You can now sync your Apple Device and the book should appear in your bookshelf.

Mobi Format
This format is the Kindle Specific format. To add a Mobi (“.mobi”) Ebook to your Kindle:

  1. Turn your Kindle on
  2. Connect the Kindle to your computer using the USB cable that came with your Kindle
  3. Drag and drop the “.mobi” Ebook file into the documents folder on your Kindle
  4. When the USB activity indicator on your Kindle stops flashing, “Safely Remove Mass Storage Device” (Windows) or “Eject” (Mac) the Kindle from your computer
  5. When the USB activity indicator on your Kindle stops flashing, unplug the USB cable from your Kindle
  6. The Ebook should now appear in your Kindle library

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