A few friends of mine have just come out with a book about dogs as gift of God. I'm much more of a cat person, (!!!) but I love my friends and I found the book kind of cute. Check it out on Amazon here.
Here is their press release...
TRICKS DOGS CAN USE TO TRAIN THEIR HUMANS
A top canine expert on “people behavior” claims dogs can teach even old humans new tricks, because "they’ve got a paw up on training techniques." Notes long-time canine human's best friend, Morgan Wells, “Human trainers just teach short commands. We canines communicate complex concepts: true friends are forever; don’t growl, trust; we are useful, whatever our age. We can even help the two-foots get to know their Master better.” To bless a dog's pet humans and help them grow, and get extra treats and snuggles too, he urges dogs to try these tips.
1. When you’re hungry, don’t stare at your food bowl. Gaze at your food bowl-fillers. This will help your humans look to their food bowl-Filler too.
2. Keep woofing when you think there’s danger, even if your people don’t take the hint. If you’re right and they get robbed, at least they can’t blame you. They’ll learn to heed your warning barks…and God’s…more closely next time.
3. Learn the names of your toys. Fetch them on command, and lay them at your masters’ feet. It will help them obey and lay things at God’s feet when He asks them.
4. Treat your humans like rock stars, especially when they see extra wrinkles, more white hair, and a bigger “spare tire” staring at them in their mirror. If you love them for who they are inside, it reminds them God does, too.
5. Buy a book called FOUR PAWS FROM HEAVEN: DEVOTIONS FOR DOG LOVERS (M. R. Wells, Kris Young & Connie Fleishauer, Harvest House Publishers). It has tons more training secrets. Morgan's best friend and six other canine experts wrote it through their people. Most booksellers don’t take kibble in payment, so you’ll have to use your master’s credit card. Just input the number online or by phone with your nose. Then lie by the door till the book is delivered—because if your humans see it first, they’ll grab it and read it and pass it to friends—and you’ll never get your paws on it.