Dog Training Diaries

Dog Training Diaries

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

Tom Shelby


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Modern Dog magazine's editor's choice and finalist for the 2019 Dog Writers Association of America!

Part memoir, part tell-all, and a fully no-nonsense handbook”—Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog

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
  • And more!

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.


Tom Shelby:
Tom Shelby is an expert dog trainer with a specialty in search-and-rescue dogs. He has nearly four decades of experience with more than eight hundred training appointments a year. Tom was a dog handler at the Westminster Dog Show and has trained celebrity pups for Manhattan’s elite. Creating harmony between two- and-four legged friends has given him the satisfaction of helping countless people and dogs.