Hi. My name is Eileen Tonick, MA, IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals). I’m an expert in dog behaviors, a dog trainer and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. I have dedicated my life to the well being of dogs because owning and training a dog is an exciting, fun experience and because my biggest heart break is millions of dogs are put to sleep each year simply because they don’t behave. That’s a terrible reason. I’m determined to stop the euthanasia of dogs any way that I can. One of those ways is to teach your dog to be a good citizen.
I’ve been a trainer for fifteen years and in that time I’ve developed what I refer to as “Angel Dogs Training.” This method is all about being calm, patient, consistent and loving. It’s easy to master. You can train your dog in five weeks to be a well behaved, good friend.
Puppies scamper into the family home as a pet and companion for children. “It’s your puppy you take care of him,” is the rule. Parents have jobs, work around the house and raise their children. There’s not enough time in the day for the puppy too. But children don’t have a clue about how to take care of and train a dog. This book will fix that!
The puppy can grow into a neglected dog who is a pest for attention. He’s chased out into the back yard where he’s fed once a day if someone thinks about it. He becomes destructive, depressed and unhappy. He becomes unhealthy. Finally he’s taken to the pound and if he’s lucky he’s adopted.
It’s frustrating when you ask your dog to do something and they refuse. Those days are over. This book will give you some insight into how dogs think. From now on your best buddy will happily follow your commands.
Dogs are great company. They love to hang out with you. They will protect you if you are threatened. Children love my dog, Timber, because she’s so sweet and well behaved. They always say to me, “I want your dog.”
They depend on you for survival: food, water, shelter and affection. That’s all they really think about. “Where’s my food? Where’s my water? Give me a treat.” You can be proud of them and love them back. A well trained, well behaved dog is easy to love.
Kids pick the coolest name they can think of for their dog. They should keep that kind of attitude going every day. There are over 73 million dogs in the United States. That’s a lot of dogs to take care of.
You can read this book straight through or you can go to the chapters that apply to you right now. Each chapter is easy and fast to read. It’s just the facts and some good stories. The main thing is that you learn how to take care of your best friend.