On July 29, 2018, I clicked on the “publish” button for my book, Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement. Then I went and hid under the bed. Well, not really – although I might have been tempted to do the adult equivalent. While I was relieved to be done, I was not sure how the book would be received.
That was a year ago. Since then, the book has been selling at a small but steady pace. I’ve sold copies to people all over the world including the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, Italy, and Japan. I’ve also gotten some lovely feedback and reviews from people who have purchased it. I love seeing the growing interest in clicker training and I am happy that I have been able to contribute to the growing understanding of how to use effective science-based training methods that put the emphasis on building great relationships.
I wrote the book so I could share what I have been learning for the last twenty years, but that doesn’t mean I’m done learning. There are always new ideas to explore, new things to learn from each individual, and activities and courses that I would still like to do. I love sharing what I’m learning so I will continue to write articles for my website and this blog, but I’ll also be adding material that is specifically related to the book. You can find this material under the menu heading “The Book,” which is where I will put pictures, additional articles, and resources related to topics covered by the book. I will be updating it as regularly as I can. If you have a request for a picture, video, or additional topics, feel free to contact me or post a comment.
Today, I want to thank everyone who has supported me in this and past endeavors (the website, blog, etc.). One thing that I’ve always loved about clicker training is the sense of community and how it brings us together to search for better ways to be with our human and animal friends.
p.s. If you haven’t seen or read the book, you can find it on Amazon or click this link: Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement.