Dog Owners Asked to 'Wake up and Smell the Poop' in New Book
La Quinta, California
In the United States alone, people spend a significant amount of money on dog training. Dog owners are quick to part with their money when it comes to training devices and gadgets, obedience classes, books and tasty treat rewards. They're also keen to devote hours to their television sets, soaking in tips and techniques from the latest doggie gurus. Despite their investment and dedication, dog owners are still struggling with disobedient, out-of-control and often aggressive canines; animal shelters country-wide are still inundated with unwanted pets, often abandoned by exasperated owners; and gruesome reports of dog attacks still plague the news. Don Sullivan, The DogFather, wants to challenge dog owners to wake up to the truth behind their failures. The master dog trainer and animal behaviorist holds nothing back in his book "Wake Up and Smell the Poop! The myths, deceptions, lies and obsessions that keep you from having the perfect dog." He speaks candidly about the deceptive forces that are undermining the realization of dog owners' dreams, from trendy training methods to corporate cover-ups, from media manipulation to ingrained institutions.
Don Sullivan's goal is to turn the tide on training failure. He seeks to empower dog owners by opening their eyes to how they've been misled and offer them hope of a proven, better way. Whether it's barking, biting, nipping, digging, jumping up, stealing food or pulling on the leash, Sullivan boldly claims all problem behaviors can be fixed, often within a matter of minutes.
According to Sullivan, it is our tightly held notions about dogs that are failing us and our pets. By implementing the unique and powerful training philosophy described in "Wake Up and Smell the Poop!," we can liberate our dogs from the binds of baby gates, leashes, constant reprimands and time outs. Our dogs can finally be free to be self-governing creatures, happily and responsibly sharing our lives within the boundaries we set for them.