Dog Training for Managers by Douglas C. Morgan
The Elements of Leading Intelligent Creatures Well

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"A thorough and philosophical look at how to apply management strategies to dog training. Readers should be forewarned that the book’s prose can be dense. Another drawback is the lack of photos or visuals, which are essential for any dog training guide. For this niche audience willing to invest significant time, it offers a thought-provoking read."
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Dog Training for Managers is a serious work of advocacy for the good, effective, and intentional leadership of all kinds of intelligent creatures. The best leadership practices are universal in philosophy and benefit both parties in the relationship. Dog Training for Managers is particularly well suited to anyone wishing to develop training skills useful to achieve the pleasures of an outstanding companion pet; through this study, you will actually improve your ability to lead any intelligent creatures you may want to lead in a responsible way.


 


Presented as a wryly humorous three-part textbook that can be read sequentially or by chapter, Dog Training for Managers examines the best practices of human leadership in the workplace and applies them to the presumably less daunting task of training a canine follower. Part 1 presents core foundation topics such as definitions of terms, the roles appropriate for leaders to take with their followers, motivations, communications, value systems, and the tools of reward and reprimand. The approach is to observe the practices of effective human leaders, consider them in the abstract, and apply those same techniques to dog leadership activities. Part 2 offers practical applications beginning with the introduction of seven basic commands useful to leaders of humans and trainers of dogs alike. These basic commands are then used to develop a broad repertoire of reliable commands, custom-tailored to the agenda of the trainer. With the details of command techniques complete, the section closes by suggesting ways of directing that are far more effective than are commands alone. Part 3 addresses some ubiquitous advanced leadership challenges: adapting for socially complex situations, when and how to introduce change, and how to deal with personalities.


 


Dog Training for Managers is a fun read that offers sage insights for leaders of all kinds.

 

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Published July 19, 2015 by AuthorHouse. 283 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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BlueInk Review

Above average
on Nov 16 2015

"A thorough and philosophical look at how to apply management strategies to dog training. Readers should be forewarned that the book’s prose can be dense. Another drawback is the lack of photos or visuals, which are essential for any dog training guide. For this niche audience willing to invest significant time, it offers a thought-provoking read."

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