Terry has re-written her classic "Toolbox" book, which so many of us started our careers with. This book is primarily targeted to owners, but there's still plenty of good information for professional trainers - especially new trainers. Terry has a wonderful way of organizing information in an easily understood and remembered way - we can all learn better client communications by paying attention Terry's techniques.
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In the Building Supplies section, Terry talks about useful tools. Although this seems a straight-forward subject, tools are crucial to our job, and must be used in the proper way. Also, there are a variety of tools available to trainers and owners these days - how do we know which is a good tool, which is a potentially harmful tool, and which tools are right for our clients' dogs (and our dogs!)? The categories of tools discussed are:
- Trainer tools such as collars, clickers, bait bags, etc.
- Owner tools such as leashes, harnesses, poop bags, etc.
- Management tools such as crates, beds, etc.
- Enrichment tools such as interactive feeding tools, toys, etc.
- Health tools such as grooming tools, treats, etc.