Dog Myths: What you Believe about dogs can come back to BITE You!, is now available on Apple iBooks! And the best news…for a limited time it is on sale for preorder at a crazy price of just $4.99! Spread the word. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell your co-workers. Tell your neighbors -especially the ones with the terribly behaved dogs. Tell your 2nd and 3rd cousins. Spread it on your facebooks and your instagrammys too. Tell your dog for crying out loud! Dog Myths is here on iBooks (and everywhere else – Amazon, B&N etc.) and already we are seeing people take advantage and snap up this precious preorder pricing. (UPDATE: it is now fully available and the preorder period is over – so you can snag a paperback or two on Amazon if you want)
What is Dog Myths about, you may be asking? It is certainly NOT about whether our dogs can see color or something stupid and overdone thing like that. It is NOT just more white noise and foolhardy dog or puppy training info that falls into the oversimplified and almost cranium-dulling Sit, Stay, Come, type of training book either. Those are literally a dime a stinkin’ dozen. It is also NOT one of these overly-scientific yet largely UNhelpful industry jargon-filled giant tomes of a book, written by some terribly nonathletic behaviorist rotting in a lab somewhere wearing his taped up, coke-bottle glasses, a dozen pens crammed inside the pocket protector within his lab coat shirt pocket while he awkwardly nurses yet another nose bleed. Those types of books are also all over the dog training book market and boring as all get out. They don’t equip people well.
So what is my book Dog Myths: What you Believe about dogs can come back to BITE You! about then? My book details in honest, direct, and logical fashion the many, many behavioral and training myths and false beliefs that people have concerning their dogs, their language, their behavior, and their training and handling. It is super beneficial for adjusting problematic dogs! As people we act on what we believe. These beliefs of ours can literally make us or break us, and they certainly are the first key factor in determining whether our dogs or puppies develop behavioral issues. We believe so many things that simply are untrue in the dog training and pet industry it is almost psychotic! Examples…you got it…
Did you know that when a dog or pup rolls over and exposes their belly to us that this is often NOT a submissive gesture? The belief that when a dog shows us it’s belly is one of the myths we bust wide open and then the reasoning why it is displayed and how to naturally and gently adjust for a healthier relationship. (A healthy relationship by the way leads to amazing things and certainly prevents and reverses behavioral issues much faster and more efficiently than even advanced training and behavior modification does! -Insert dramatic Gasp here!- Yes – It’s true but you probably didn’t know that because you believe the age old myth that the addition of obedience training means the subtraction of poor behaviors. NOPE! I explain so much more in Dog Myths. Time to preorder!!) When a dog flops over in front of a human it is NOT necessarily submission. Often it is a way to manipulate control of the environment or the owner! Interesting, right? Get the book – it’ll blow your minds!
Were you aware that when a dog or puppy licks you that this is NOT the human equivalent of Kissing. That is another common dog myth, a false belief, that plagues society and contributes to many rescue dogs manipulating the dickens out of their new owners. And later these same dogs bite people or attack dogs and it all stems from the human’s perception and belief system! “He’s a real lover” – yeah right! In true dog language that often translates as “I control what I repeatedly touch” or “If I get the first or last touch on you – I’m in charge.” Who grooms whom is quite important in the canine language. Do dogs make out? NO. Do our dogs get married and kiss at the alter? Certainly Not. Kissing and licking are NOT the same thing, folks.
These are just two very small examples of the many false and unnatural beliefs that are pervasive in the Western world and that actually lead to more misbehavior, more fear, more anxiety, more hyperactivity, and more aggression in our dogs!
For five bucks you could change your dog or pup and alter forever, for the better, the way you perceive dogs, their amazing language, and interspecies communication. This book, I truly hope, can pave the way of our future interactions with our house dogs for the next 1000 years! The future has never been brighter!
It’s time we STOP giving our dogs a job to do (because the vast majority of dogs are indeed Semi-Retired) (“Giving a dog a job” is another Huge dog training myth discussed and dissected in my book) and instead give them natural relaxation and more freedom as we move forward together as man and beast. The shocking thing, is that there is little need for obedience training when the relationship is right and there is smooth efficient communication present! The bad news is that so many lack this. Time for a big change.
It’s time to look past all the foolish Positive reinforcement and look past the stupid Negative reinforcement and finally, finally, finally examine the more potent and natural relational rehab that is based on Internal Motivation, calm energy, and family dynamics that every dog on the planet uses when interacting with other dogs. In Dog Myths, you will be shocked, educated (or maybe I should say re-educated properly by the dogs) equipped, and inspired to take action and think, move, and talk like a dog. Let’s build a better world together, shall we?
Go to Apple iBooks – Search “Dog Myths by Garrett Stevens” the book comes up first on the list. Click on the word Preorder. (I guarantee you you’ll learn something new and it will indeed benefit your dog or pup.) It’s only 4.99 for a limited time!
Thanks for all your support everybody. We will announce more about the coming book signings and whether we make the Bestseller list very soon!
For those that order from iBooks and print out their receipt and bring it to one of my book signings I will give you a signed paperback version for an additional $5.00! (Normally the paperback is $25)
Thanks so, so much and please, seriously, spread the word about Dog Myths!
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