really great manual?
Wonderful value for money?
Sure, we'd be saying that.
just take our word for it.
are just a very few of the comments from experienced dog trainers
using it with their classes and really know what they're talking
The Class! - Reader's Letters & Reviews
The Class! has been proved so useful to our club in so many ways. It is
absolutely excellent, we recommend it to every one of our new assistants and
refer to it often.
Scholey, ABIPDT, Cobham DTC
purchased most of your range of books and tapes over the past years I continue
to use them for reference. I am in the process of training three members of my
club to become assistants. Your book, Take The Class! is a great source of
reference to them as it is the only book that I know on the market which doesn't
simply tell you about how to plan the class, what shoes to wear and what the
floor surface should be like but also give advice to on what to do if you have
dogs eyeballing each other or you have petrified owners.
Pitman MIACE, BIPDT, APDT, Fido DTC
have enjoyed Take The Class immensely, in fact have not been able to put it down
and I feel sure it will prove to be invaluable for many years to come.
thought the advice given, the humour and the so obvious insight into all aspects
of dog training and an instructor's role, absolutely excellent. I will certainly
recommend that this book should be read, indeed must be read, by anyone who is
involved in teaching dog obedience.
you for your help. Mrs Liz Killick
recently purchased your book Take The Class and was so impressed with it, I just
had to write and compliment you on your ability to write so concisely and
informatively on what I consider a minefield of a subject. For the past few
years I have been the secretary of a dog training club. I also assist on a
basis with behaviour problems within the class. However I have never wanted to
"take the class" as I felt that I had neither the knowledge or the
the time I had finished reading your book I had been transformed from a dog
handler into someone who has now the confidence to say that I have the knowledge
of knowing where to start setting up a course of instruction.
you for writing an interesting, readable and immensely helpful book.
have just finished reading your book Take The Class and I felt I must write to
say how much I enjoyed it.
have been training dogs for many years. The last ten I have run the Dawlish Dog
Training School. All profits go to charity and we have managed to donate just
over £30 000, a record we are very proud of. The School has four qualified
trainers with years of experience and two assistant trainers, we have 300 doggy
pupils attending 28 classes each week for Obedience, Agility and Flyball.
I really enjoyed about your book was the fact that we seem to think and work
alike, I agreed with almost everything you said, you also reminded me of several
exercises which we have not used lately, and one or two problems which have
occurred recently I was able to check in the book to see if I had handled the
situation as you would have done.
have read many training manuals in the past, most of them I consider rubbish,
but I am keeping Take the Class in my office and I am using it regularly as a
reference and to remind me of exercises which can make classes more interesting.
We can all get stale and become repetetive, we follow a structured course which
has proved to be most efficient but at our next Trainers meeting when my other
trainers have read your book I am sure we will be making alterations, especially
to the advanced competition class.
luck with all your future activities, if you ever chance to visit Devon, please
look us up, we would be delighted to see you in any of our classes
best wishes, Pat Neale, Principal Trainer, Dawlish DTS
you for my copy of "Take The Class!". It's Brilliant!!! All obedience
instructors should be made to read it!
was going through a de-motivated patch at club recently but Take The Class has
put things back into perspective and has made me laugh. I found your comments on
Kindergarten Puppy Classes especially interesting, it explained so well some of
the problems we had been experiencing. Good luck with the book, I hope it sells
sincerely - Jackie Mallins
time ago you sent me "Take The Class!" and made a note that you
would like to know if it was use to a ringcraft instructor as I had
mentioned in my order.
reaction was to write back immediately and say "of course it will
be!!" but I have waited for the first term to be over to give you a
can now say emphatically that it has been of great benefit to me as I am
neither trained a s a teacher nor as the Obedience girls were by a Police
applied to my class. I have to be in charge, responsible for saftey, not
overbearing, helpful, etc. I had fumbled through a few weeks before I read
about your book and what a difference! I structured the class, wore
something distinctive to make me stand out and give me confidence, carried
my notes on a clipboard and did much more, all as suggested and did it
made the world of difference and everyone noticed, right away.
yes. This is a book for ALL who instruct anything to do with dogs.
Judge & Ringcraft Instructor
you for sending your manual "Take The Class!". This has proved most
helpful as a resource and a "Back up" for the One Day Instructional
Course I had planned for our dog club assistants and would be instructors. The
day was highly successful and had all the participants requesting more!
many thanks - BC Pearson, Senior Instructor, Twyford DTC
am absolutely delighted to have discovered your book "Take The
refreshing to find a book that deals with the practicality of dog training,
putting across How To Teach in such a readable and instructive way. This was
certainly a book that is much needed and one which I will value greatly.
sincerely - Neil Watts BIPDT, Senior Instructor, Lucky Dog TS