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Tom, THe author


The best teacher is experience. Having had about 800 training appointments per year, (by word of mouth, no advertising) Shelby has a doctorate when it comes to teaching dogs to harmonize with their families. In addition to being a dog handler at Westminster, training a dog for an off-Broadway play, and teaching his dog to find missing people (which she did), not to mention helping more than 100 of the rich and famous with their dogs, he’s got a “million” stories. These are just some of them, which will have you mesmerized as you gain an understanding of what your dog is saying.


Dog Training:
It ain't an accountants JOB

Great Stories, Not A Training Manual!

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Are you inadvertently rewarding your dog's bad behavior? Are you misinterpreting the peeing at the door? In Dog Training Diaries, lifelong dog trainer Tom Shelby captures the basic guidelines of training dogs and offers advice, strategies, and personal insight to deal with the most common problematic situations dog owners face. Harmony obstacles include:

  • Pulling on the leash

  • Jumping

  • Eating chair legs

  • Separation anxiety

  • Housebreaking

  • Aggression

Tom’s personal stories from his life as a dog trainer allow readers to journey through all dog walks of life—from mansions to suburban parking lots—as he explains how to restore the special relationship between dog and owner. Dog Training Diaries will help readers harmonize, understand, teach, and learn from their dogs—because harmony between dog and family is what it’s all about.

Dog Training Diaries

Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog

This account of the most dramatic missions of one of the country's most renowned K-9 search and rescue teams features Shelby, co-founder to Amigo Canine Search and Rescue, and Michelle, a Doberman Pinscher, who work in the rugged terrain of New York's Catskill Mountains. Includes dog training tips all dog owners can use.


Michelle and Me

True Life Stories of a Heroic Search and Rescue Dog

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