The Best Business Books For Dog Trainers – or Anyone!

The Best Business Books For Dog Trainers – or Anyone!

As part of my Dog trainer’s business course, I have a module on mindset and the habits that help a person become successful. Success isn’t just luck after all, it’s our hard work and our habits each day that help us to get there.

One habit that has helped me tremendously (and many successful people I know) is to regularly read books by other successful people. Or listen to them. I like to use audio books to listen to books while I do chores or drive to save time. Podcasts are good for this too.

So what are the best business books for dog trainers?

Here are some of my favourite books in the areas of business and personal development. I find that when I am actively listening to or reading books like these every day, I see a noticeable difference in how business and life is going, for the better!

Here’s my list of current favourites:


Secrets of The Millionaire Mind, by T. Harv Eker – If you only read one book from this list, make it this one. This book is about why we think the way we do about money, and how to think about it in ways that make us create more wealth

Profit First, by Mike Michalowicz – Manage your money the smart way and focus on higher profits. I run my accounts this way and it’s a game changer! I’m thinking I’ll do a separate review of this system. It’s been a little complex to set up initially but the benefits are clear.

The Pumpkin Plan, by Mike Michalowicz – Stand out from the competition by focusing on the best clients and making your business unique


The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks – all about conquering your fears that prevent you from making it to the next level

Grit, by Angela Ducksworth – What makes some people successful while others aren’t? And how do you create it?

The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield – A great read about the principles of successful people

The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod – I love this book. All about the morning routine and the habits you can implement in the morning for the most productive days, ultimately leading to massive success

Stealing Fire, by Jamie Wheal, Steven Kotler – A bit different to the other books mentioned here but very interesting – all about escapism and finding ecstaticism and how we all escape in one way or another, and how you can use that for success.

A Mind Of Your Own, by Kelly Brogan – NOT a business book but a very interesting read about depression and anxiety and our health. Listed here because health and your mind are intertwined and it’s a very interesting book

Business & Motivation

The 10X Rule, by Grant Cardone – Go big or go home in this book about how you can find ways to 10X your business and your life

The One Thing, by Jay Papasan & Gary Keller – A well known book about how you can be more productive focusing on one thing at a time, and more successful if you put all your energy and focus into “the one thing.”

Ask Gary Vee, by Gary Vaynerchuck  – Gary Vaynerchuck is well known as a very motivational entrepreneur who likes to swear and is full of passion. This is a great book made up of questions his followers have sent in, and his answers. Gary V is also worth following on Facebook

Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill – A world famous book that has changed a lot of lives. While it’s a bit of an older book with some old school thinking in it, it couldn’t not be on the list. Napolean Hill talks a lot about the law of attraction and habits and mindset for success.

That’s is so far! I also have a “to read list,” of other highly recommended books so I’ll update this post as I go.

What’s your favourite business book that has had a positive impact on you?