As a professional dog trainer, you have learned skills and mastered techniques that enable you to train dogs successfully. The good news is that you can do the same with your human clients! Discover powerful, practical techniques you can apply immediately. Learn to handle difficult personality types, from Argumentative Al to Bland Betty, from Look-at-Me Leah to Know-It-All Ned. Become adept at managing situations like emotional blackmail, unrealistic expectations, TWI (Training While Intoxicated), tardiness, haggling and more. Includes basic human-training skills, family dynamics, working with kids, training hordes of wild humans, dealing with difficult personality types, sticky situations, personal safety, and more.
"Written in a down-to-earth style with plenty of humor, Nicole shares invaluable skills for communicating with dog owners. It's Not the Dogs immediately made its way to the 'must read' assignment at my instructors courses."
— Terry Ryan, Legacy Behavior & Training
"Terrific! Insightful, witty, packed full of useful information and rooted in compassion. Nicole's book will benefit novice as well as professional dog trainers and as a result, clients and dogs alike. I can't recommend this book highly enough!" — Paul Owens, author The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training
"Humorous, practical and ever so helpful, this book is a must-read for anyone who trains people to train dogs." — Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., author of The Other End of the Leash