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Careers with Dogs: The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Dream Job
     

Careers with Dogs: The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Dream Job

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by Kim Campbell Thornton
 

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If you're considering a rewarding job where you can spend all day playing on the floor with puppies or enjoying the outdoors with dogs of all ages

If your dream career involves snapping heartwarming photographs of beloved family companions

If you're motivated by science, technology, and statistics and want to use those skills in the dog world

If you're a

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If you're considering a rewarding job where you can spend all day playing on the floor with puppies or enjoying the outdoors with dogs of all ages

If your dream career involves snapping heartwarming photographs of beloved family companions

If you're motivated by science, technology, and statistics and want to use those skills in the dog world

If you're a genius inventor or enterprising entrepreneur who wants a piece of the pet business's multibillion-dollar annual earnings

Then Careers with Dogs is for you!

Award-winning dog-book author Kim Campbell Thornton has compiled the most comprehensive source book for every dog lover who's ready to embark on a career with man's best friend. In this 488-page volume, readers will meet legions of well-respected professionals in the dog world and learn about more than 120 exciting jobs, from veterinary cardiologist and vet tech to dog trainer and behaviorist; from pet rehabilitation therapist to pet massage therapist and dog walker; from all-breed judge to search and rescue handler; from pet writer to pet detective.

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“Informative, engaging, and completely current, Careers with Dogs is the kind of book I wished for when I was deciding upon my career path. An indispensable resource for dog lovers of all ages!”

Dr. Marty Becker, ABC-TV’s Good Morning America’s Resident Veterinarian

Library Journal, stared review. Thornton, Kim Campbell. Careers with Dogs: The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Dream Job. BowTie. Dec. 2010. c.488p. photogs. index. ISBN 9781933958194. pap. $24.95. CAREERS
Thornton, author or coauthor of more than 30 books on the health, behavior, and care of dogs and cats, has compiled a complete catalog of career paths for dog lovers. Written for the high school and college-age student, this comprehensive directory of career descriptions encompasses information like that found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook but, owing to its smaller scope, in a more detailed manner. Noteworthy are the in-depth interviews and "barkworthy bites of advice" from canine professionals; attitudinal, educational, and on-the-job skills required for each career; and expert advice on how to get started. Thornton describes such careers as behaviorists, veterinarians, rehabilitation therapists, researchers, shelter managers and rescuers, working-dog handlers, advocates, breeders, entrepreneurs, and canine artists, writers, and photographers. Color photos throughout the text enhance the descriptions.
Verdict Current, comprehensive, and informative, this is an unparalleled resource for students investigating careers focused on dogs. Extensive references for education, training, and certification as well as cursory information on determining a career path, writing a résumé, and honing interview skills make this a valuable resource. Highly recommended.—Jane Scott, George Fox Univ. Lib., Newberg, OR

Library Journal
Thornton, author or coauthor of more than 30 books on the health, behavior, and care of dogs and cats, has compiled a complete catalog of career paths for dog lovers. Written for the high school and college-age student, this comprehensive directory of career descriptions encompasses information like that found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook but, owing to its smaller scope, in a more detailed manner. Noteworthy are the in-depth interviews and "barkworthy bites of advice" from canine professionals; attitudinal, educational, and on-the-job skills required for each career; and expert advice on how to get started. Thornton describes such careers as behaviorists, veterinarians, rehabilitation therapists, researchers, shelter managers and rescuers, working-dog handlers, advocates, breeders, entrepreneurs, and canine artists, writers, and photographers. Color photos throughout the text enhance the descriptions. Verdict Current, comprehensive, and informative, this is an unparalleled resource for students investigating careers focused on dogs. Extensive references for education, training, and certification as well as cursory information on determining a career path, writing a résumé, and honing interview skills make this a valuable resource. Highly recommended.—Jane Scott, George Fox Univ. Lib., Newberg, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933958194
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
1,335,222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author


Kim Campbell Thornton is an award-winning writer and editor. During her tenure as editor of Dog Fancy, the magazine won three Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Awards for best all-breed magazine. Her book Why Do Cats Do That? was named best behavior book in 1997 by the Cat Writers Association. Kim is the author of Barking, Chewing, Digging, House-Training, and Aggression. She is also the former president of the Cat Writers Association.

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