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

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933958194
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 296,610
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Careers With Dogs
Table of Contents
Section 1 General Overview
Introduction
Chapter 1 The Pet Industry
Chapter 2 Job Forecast
Chapter 3 Education Overview
Chapter 4 Finding the Right Canine Job for You
Section 2 Pet Health Care
Chapter 5 Veterinarian (includes all veterinary specialties, holistic practitioners such acupuncturists and chiropractors, and alternatives to private practice)
Chapter 6 Veterinary Technologist and Technician
Chapter 7 Pet Rehab Therapist
Chapter 8 Dietary Consultant
Chapter 9 Massage therapist
Section 3 Behavior and Training
Chapter 10 Dog Trainer
Chapter 11 Behaviorist
Chapter 12 Service Dog Trainer
Chapter 13 Working in the Entertainment Industry
Section 4 Working With Dogs That Help People
Chapter 14 Animal-Assisted Therapy
Chapter 15 Arson Dog Handler
Chapter 16 Avalanche Dog Handler
Chapter 17 Customs Dog Handler
Chapter 18 Detection Dog Handler
Chapter 19 Police Dog Handler
Chapter 20 Search and Rescue Dog Handler
Chapter 21 Termite Dog Handler
Section 5 Creative License
Chapter 22 Artist/Cartoonist
Chapter 23 Editor
Chapter 24 Photographer
Chapter 25 Radio/TV Host
Chapter 26 Filmmaker
Chapter 27 Sculptor
Section 6 Animal Welfare and Knowledge
Chapter 28 Animal Shelter Director
Chapter 29 Animal Shelter Employee
Chapter 30 Attorney
Chapter 31 Animal Advocate/Lobbyist
Chapter 32 Humane Educator
Chapter 33 Nonprofit Organization Director
Chapter 34 Dog Genome Project Researcher
Chapter 35 Wildlife Biologist
Chapter 36 Zoologist
Section 7 Pet Industry Careers
Chapter 37 Pet Food Developer
Chapter 38 Pet Health Insurance
Chapter 39 Pet Product Design
Chapter 40 Pet Supply Store Manager/Owner
Chapter 41 Dog Food Distributor
Chapter 42 Event Planner
Chapter 43 Public Relations
Section 8 Activities and Sports
Chapter 44 Dog Show Judge
Chapter 45 Professional Handler
Chapter 46 Show Superintendent
Sidebar on breeding as an avocation
Section 9 Modern Petrepreneurs (with sidebars on people who assist dog owners peripherally, such as interior designers, psychologists and landscapers)
Chapter 47 Groomer
Chapter 48 Dog Walker
Chapter 49 Pet Sitter
Chapter 50 Pet Detective
Chapter 51 Animal Communicator
Chapter 52 Dog Camp Director
Chapter 53 Pet Cemetery Operator/Funeral Director
Chapter 54 Poop Scoop Business
Chapter 55 Pet Taxi Service/Pet Ambulance
Chapter 56 Pet Boutique Owner
Chapter 57 Art Gallery Owner
Chapter 58 Pet-Friendly B&B/Hotel Owner
Chapter 59 Boarding Kennel Owner
Section 10 Getting the Job
Chapter 60 Cover Letter and Resume
Chapter 61 Networking and Interviewing Skills
Section 11 Back Matter
Additional resources, appendices, vet schools, pet-related companies, professional associations, etc.
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