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Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy

An Easy to Follow Dog Training Book for Kids

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About the Author

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell is a seasoned animal behaviorist with over 30 years of experience working with a diverse range of animals. This includes puppies and dogs, service animals, wild wolves, zoo animals, aggressive house cats, and Olympic equestrian teams.

Tom has dedicated his career to promoting positive training techniques. This is in contrast to punishment-based methods. The use of choke, shock, and pinch collars, as well as yelling and hitting a dog have been proven to cause aggression. [123] More importantly, dominated dogs are more likely to be aggressive towards children.

Tom also challenges the “Alpha Dog” theory, which has been promoted by celebrity dog trainers. This myth is outdated and refuted by recent research by the scientific community[4] and veterinary organizations such as the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.[5] Instead of acting as a dominant “Alpha,” Tom encourages trainers to treat their dogs with respect. This method builds lasting relationships between humans and animals, built on trust and understanding.

Tom is the author of multiple books, including:

  • “1 Minute Dog Training: The Complete Guide to the Fun, Fast, and Easy Way to Train Your Perfect Dog” Published October, 2023
  • “Fun, Fast & Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy” Release Date: May 20, 2024
  • “Puppy Potty Training Academy for the Whole Family” Coming Soon!
  • “Puppy Training Academy: The World’s Fastest and Easiest Training Method” Coming Soon!

As the creator of the renowned 1 Minute Dog Training method, Tom emphasizes that consistency is the key to success in working with dogs. After training countless dogs, he discovered that people are more likely to do short, 1 minute training sessions rather than find the time for a 20 to 30 minute training session.

In fact, short, focused training sessions that prioritize patience and positive reinforcement produce outstanding results. Couple those concepts with daily consistency of a few 1 minute sessions a day, and that adds up to one hundred training sessions in the course of a month.

With a deep commitment to kindness and respect in dog training, Tom’s work has earned him recognition as a leading authority in the field. He has conducted house calls with celebrity clients and served as a TTouch practitioner in the 1980s and 1990s, collaborating closely with Linda Tellington-Jones in promoting the Tellington TTouch® method in Olympic Equestrian teams, Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4-H, and a multitude of other venues.

In his latest book, “Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy,” Tom aims to empower young dog lovers to become Super Dog Trainers. By providing simple steps, Tom seeks to inspire children and families to deepen their bond with their puppies and dogs while promoting a kinder future for dog training.

“Dogs are incredibly intelligent and emotional beings. They deserve to be trained with kindness and respect. In my experience, children are the most open-minded to my gentle training approach. By having a positive impact on children, my hope is that the future of dog training will be much kinder.” -Tom Mitchell, Book Author

Synopsis

“Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy” is narrated by Roxy the Super Dog.

In Chapters 1 through 3, Roxy explores the ancient bond between dogs and humans. Readers learn that all dogs can become super heroes through proper training. The 1 Minute Dog Training method is introduced as the best way to train dogs. 

In Chapter 4, Roxy highlights the importance of treating dogs with kindness and respect. Readers learn how word choice, tone, and body language shape their relationship with their dogs.

Chapters 5 through 8 focus on practical training tips. Roxy teaches essential skills like Sit, Stay, and Come. She shares how to use treats and playtime as rewards. Helpful illustrations demonstrate how to safely hold a puppy and soothe an anxious dog.

Chapters 9 through 12 explore leash manners, cleaning up after your dog, and respecting boundaries when meeting new dogs. Roxy teaches how to read body language cues and identify when a dog may be fearful or aggressive. 

In Chapter 13 and 14, Roxy helps readers create routines for their dogs. She highlights the different needs of puppies, older dogs, and rescue dogs. 

Chapter 15 introduces the Tellington TTouch® as a way to comfort and reward dogs. Roxy guides readers through these gentle circles that aid in relaxation and stress relief.

The final five chapters focus on potty training, teaching polite greetings, interpreting barks, and making bath time enjoyable. Roxy emphasizes that trainers do not need to “alpha” their dogs. She recommends that readers only use positive reinforcement.

“Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy” offers a fun and informative journey into the world of dogs. Roxy makes dog training exciting for kids! With consistent 1 minute training sessions, young readers can strengthen their bond with their furry friends.

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Introducing “Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy,” the ultimate guide for young dog trainers! Authored by Tom Mitchell, the renowned 1 Minute Dog Trainer and seasoned animal behaviorist with over 30 years of experience. This book is a resource packed with wisdom and insights to help kids train their furry friends with ease.

In “Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids,” children will embark on a fun and colorful journey into the world of dog training. With Roxy the super dog as their guide, they’ll learn essential training steps such as Sit, Stay, and Come, along with valuable skills like decoding body language and barking. Through simple steps and easy-to-follow instructions, kids will gain the confidence and knowledge to properly train, take care of, and establish a lasting bond with their dogs.

Tom Mitchell, the creator of the 1 Minute Dog Training method, brings his decades of hands-on experience with various animals, including wild wolves, aggressive house cats, and Olympic equestrian teams, to this innovative approach. Focusing on short, fun, and focused 1-minute training sessions, the method emphasizes patience, positive reinforcement, and consistency.

With each book purchase, readers receive free videos and downloadable guides, enhancing the training experience for the whole family. The book also highlights the unique and effective Tellington TTouch® method. Tom presents this unique method through his professional partnership with Linda Tellington-Jones that spans decades.

Key messages of “Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids” include positive reinforcement dog training, training with kindness and compassion, and teaching children that dogs have superpowers that can be enhanced through training.

For inquiries, contact Tom Mitchell at [email protected]. Phone number available upon request.

Testimonials

“Mitchell offers a comprehensive, illustrated guide to dog training for children. Written from the perspective of Roxy, the author’s Belgian Malinois, this manual takes kids through the many different aspects of dog ownership—including the basics of training pets in very brief blocks of time, how to speak to them, how to approach potty training, and much more. Mitchell, a professional dog trainer, tells readers all about the different “superpowers” dogs have, including having super-strong hearing and being “a good protector.” This framework is an engaging way for kids to think about their pets and learn more about their abilities. Roxy’s voice is fun and accessible and will entertain children by giving them a chance to interact with a dog talking to them in the first person. The “1 Minute Dog Training” method also adapts well to kids—they can get involved with training their pets and build good habits, even with short attention spans. The training methods focus on positive reinforcement and highlight the importance of treating dogs with respect and kindness—an important thing for children to learn. Additionally, included QR codes link to related videos with training demonstrations and tips, adding a helpful tool for kids who are more interactive learners (with caregivers’ permission). Pretonari’s colorful, cute full-color cartoon illustrations of a variety of dogs throughout underline the concepts shared in each chapter, enhancing the reading experience and providing additional context. The book also includes background information about how dogs are descended from wolves and lived alongside people to become humans’ “best friends,” which adds another educational layer. With an emphasis on patience and understanding, this manual communicates important lessons that children may apply to other parts of their lives. An accessible and engaging dog training guidebook that teaches kids about responsible pet ownership.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“The 1 Minute Dog Training System really works! Our dog now comes with ease. We are a busy family so training in 1 minute sessions has really made the world of a difference.”
-Dr. Bill Showalter, MD

“Since I first met Tom Mitchell in the early 1980s, he has focused on helping people develop a relationship with dogs by promoting an attitude of kindness and gratitude for our canine friends.”
-Linda Tellington-Jones, Founder of the TTouch®

“I highly recommend the 1 Minute Dog Training and TTouch work. There is a deep respect and care for animals and a positive life attitude that is a nourishing and instructive combination.”
-Linda Reuther

“This is the best training method in the world! I highly recommend 1 Minute Dog Training!”
-Basha Cohen

“I have admired this work for many years. The miracles that I have seen are quite obvious!”
-Dr. David Schanaker

“The TTouch work for animals on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. It is simple to learn, and has a profound response. I have used it in my veterinary practice to animals before “Fear-Free” was a movement. In addition, I teach it to my clients, and use it in training and rehabilitation.”
-Janet Varhus, DVM MSTCVM

Fact Sheet

Title: Fun, Fast & Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy

Author: Tom Mitchell

Genre: Children’s Books, Dog Training, Non-fiction

Brief Description: “Fun, Fast, and Easy Dog Training for Kids: Super Dog Training Academy” is the ultimate guide for young dog trainers. Written by Tom Mitchell, the “1 Minute Dog” Trainer with over 30 years of experience, this book empowers kids to train their furry friends with ease. Through colorful lessons and tutorials, kids will learn essential training steps, TTouches®, and fun games, creating a lasting bond with their dogs.

Key Features:

    • How to think like a dog and be kind
    • Essential training steps: Sit, Stay, Come
    • Power of TTouches for dog-human relationships
    • Fun leash training games
    • Decoding body language and barking
    • Unique dog training tricks
    • Establishing routines

Target Audience: Families with children, dog owners

Format: Paperback and eBook

Length: 150 pages

Release Date: May 20th, 2024

Availability: Online retailers: Kindle, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play Books

Price: eBook: $11.95, Print: $15.99

ISBN: ePub ISBN: 978-1-7331645-4-2, Print ISBN: 978-1-7331645-5-9

Additional Resources:

    • 8 Free training videos
    • 4 Downloadable guides: The Healthy Dog Food Guide, 7 Easy Dog Tricks, The Top 5 Health Tips for Your Pup, House Training Any Puppy Guide

Market Insights

Pet Ownership and Family Dynamics

    • 66% of U.S. households (86.9 million homes) own a pet, up from 56% in 1988, highlighting pets’ integral role in family life. In fact, 97% of pet owners consider their pets to be a part of their family. (Source: Forbes)

    • More than half of pet owners (51%) consider their pets to be as much a part of their family as a human family member. (Source: Pew Research Center)

    • Millennials comprise 33% of current pet owners, suggesting a significant overlap between pet ownership and demographics with young children. (Source: Forbes)

    • The number of U.S. households that own pets has increased from 73 million in 2010 to 87 million in 2022. (Source: Forbes)

Dog Training Industry

    • Positive reinforcement training methods are a key trend this year, focusing on rewarding desirable behaviors, enhancing owner-pet bonds. (Source: Medium)

    • The Global Dog Training Services Market is projected to reach USD 63,817 Million by 2030, with a CAGR of 9.2% from 2022 to 2030. (Source: Gitnux)

Children’s Book Market

    • The children and young adult books market size has grown steadily, expected to reach $12.06 billion in 2024, with a CAGR of 2.6%. (Source: The Business Research Company)

    • Animal fantasy is resurging in popularity, with industry experts anticipating new stories featuring talking animals. (Source: Publishers Weekly)

Research Findings

    • A longitudinal association between pet ownership and children’s social-emotional development with fewer peer problems. (Source: ScienceDirect)

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CITATIONS
  1.  University of Pennsylvania. “If You’re Aggressive, Your Dog Will Be Too, Says Veterinary Study.” ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090217141540.htm (accessed April 8, 2024).
  2. https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/canine-corner/201508/punished-dog-is-aggressive-dog
  3. Rachel A. Casey, Bethany Loftus, Christine Bolster, Gemma J. Richards, Emily J. Blackwell, Human directed aggression in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Occurrence in different contexts and risk factors, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 152, 2014, Pages 52-63, ISSN 0168-1591, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2013.12.003.
  4. L David Mech. 1999. Alpha status, dominance, and division of labor in wolf packs. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 77(8): 1196-1203. https://doi.org/10.1139/z99-099 
  5. https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Dominance_Position_Statement_download-10-3-14.pdf
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