Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog: A 3-Step Positive Dog-Training Program, written by Julie Bjelland, is a highly effective guide which may become your most important tool in achieving a positive and rewarding relationship with your dog, regardless of his age or breed. This book has received the highest praise by happy dog owners because the program really works. Many shelters and breeders believe so strongly in the benefits of this manual that they provide it with every adoption.
Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog provides step by step, clearly defined instructions in an easy to use, well organized format. This book is packed with useful, practical information written in a conversational style. There are lots of examples of ways that owners inadvertently reinforce bad behavior, plus examples of how owners have corrected behavior problems. Even veteran dog owners will learn new tips. Topics that aren’t usually covered by other dog training books are addressed, such as the cost of dog ownership, or choosing a dog that matches your personality.
Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog is the book for you if you want to use only positive techniques to kindly and gently train your dog. Julie focuses on how your feelings are important in getting your dog to obey. Julie’s philosophy is to reinforce positive behavior and to use redirection or inattention to discourage bad. Julie’s methods will transform your dog into a happy, well-behaved dog that will enrich your life.
Besides being very knowledgeable about training dogs, it is obvious that Julie loves dogs and derives satisfaction from helping dog owners get the most out of their relationships with their dogs. You will gain insight into why dogs act the way that they do. You will learn how your dog picks up on your emotions and anxieties, and that by relating to your dog in a calm and patient manner, your dog will respond positively. Julie recommends not rushing and sometimes taking a step backward if necessary. She has included a chapter on “Fun things to do with your dog”, because isn’t that why you have a dog in the first place?
Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog comes with something no other dog training book has ever offered – individualized help from the author. After you have read the book, if you have questions about your dog you can contact Julie on her website and she will personally answer your email. For this reason alone, this book is worth the investment many times over.
About the Author: Julie Bjelland has fifteen years of dog training experience. She spent several years working with Guide Dogs for the Blind where she trained dogs and taught people how to handle their guide dogs. She has had a successful career as a private dog trainer because she relates equally well to people as well as dogs. Very dear to her heart is her work in rescuing shelter dogs.]]>