Reviews

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Debra Millikan, PCBC-A, AABP – CABT, CAP2

Canine Behavioural School Inc., Australia

With consummate ease Niki Tudge guides us through the technical aspects of what should be – but regularly is not – logical teaching practice. With theory explained, practical examples follow and the reader is left feeling inspired to teach well. Deeper nuances of mindset and clear pathways for conflict resolution are explained, leaving no doubt in the mind of the reader that conflict can be painlessly resolved if we but try.  A must read for dog training professionals and students alike.

Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., PCBC-A, AABP-DBCT, CDBC, CAP2

Courteous Canine Inc. and The DogSmith of Tampa, USA

 Learn the secrets to success regarding client communication, management and teaching. People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, educating and empowering your human clients is sure to become a classic in dog training and consulting as it offers unique solutions to long-standing client issues. Stumped by how to deal with a truly difficult client? Read this book. Feeling frustrated by lack of client compliance? This book shows you real world solutions. If you ever plan on doing another dog training or behavior consultation, you must read this book. 

Regardless of whether you are new to training or have been doing it for decades, this new and powerful material is sure to make you more effective. Use this book to improve your communication and get better results which means you help more dogs. Tudge has given us a gift in creating a work that provides an easy-to-apply system for even the toughest client scenarios. 


Louise Stapleton-Frappell, BA (Hons), PCT-A, CTDI, DN-FSG, CAP3

Niki Tudge’s experience, knowledge, acumen, passion and flair for training and coaching people to teach others shines through every sentence in this book.  Whether you are already well-established as a professional dog trainer or behavior consultant, or have just started on the pathway to your chosen career, People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, educating and empowering your human clients is essential reading.  Every turn of the page provides yet more insight into the skill set and knowledge required to successfully teach and motivate human clients, as well as effectively train their canine companions.  By helping the reader understand teaching methods and the process of knowledge acquisition, Tudge has provided an indispensable tool to aid professional development and directly impact on individual business success. 

Susan Nilson BA (Hons), DipCABT, PCBC-A

When I first gained my diploma in companion animal behavior and training, I was well-equipped with all the theory and practical experience to handle canine and feline behavior problems. What I felt I was lacking, however, was a step-by-step guide detailing exactly how to structure behavior consultations and to successfully manage client concerns. In People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, educating and empowering your human clients, Niki Tudge has smartly identified this niche, and, in doing so, has created the consummate guide for dog trainers and behavior consultants. Whether you are just starting out in the field or have a wealth of experience, you will benefit greatly from the very structured approach outlined in this book and the depth of the information presented. Combined with an easy-to-follow, logical format, each section builds on the one prior, ultimately providing the reader with a multi-layered toolbox of essential skills and know-how perfect for setting up both two-legged and four-legged clients for success.

Robert Allen King, Ph.D. 

When I was first asked to review this book, I didn’t think much about it since I have read training books before and generally they are all about the same in my opinion. After opening the book, it immediately held my attention due to Niki’s ability to tie together her vast personal experiences to the area of being a better teacher and mentor through understanding the training of individuals. That is not a typo, the book reads so well that it is not just a “training guide”  but a full-blown manual on  how to be a teacher, mentor, and manager of people. I cannot speak highly enough about this book nor its author to anyone involved in this field. The book was impossible to stop reading, the author is a true forerunner in the field with knowledge from all facets of life, and the individuals in the field are bettering the world through their kindness and willingness to make other peoples’ relationships better with their animals, even if it is an uphill battle. All that being said, I highly recommend this book and, if you are reading this, thank you for your effort to make the relationship between humans and animals just a little bit better.