CAPE TOWN, South Africa (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Jan Meyer began offering dog training sessions after seeing many people struggle with issues concerning their dog and their dog’s behavior. To supplement the training, he would also offer dog owners written tips to take with them. Eventually, this grew into a website of dog training tips, and Meyer has now compiled that advice into his new dog training book “A Trained Dog is a Good Dog” (published by Trafford Publishing).
Meyer believes that dog owners must be very aware of the responsibility that comes with welcoming a dog into their lives. “A Trained Dog is a Good Dog” introduces readers to many of the issues they will face as dog owners, offering them helpful guidance to help them teach their dogs to live comfortably with people and to be friendly and well-mannered pets. The methods in his book are an eclectic collection of various techniques drawn from other training methods which he has studied over the years. He offers readers tools to discover what methods work best for them and their pets.
An excerpt from “A Trained Dog is a Good Dog”:
“Bringing a puppy into your home is much like bringing a new baby into your home. It becomes your responsibility not only to look after its physical needs but also to teach good manners, socially acceptable behaviour and to set limits. However, since puppies are beautiful, playful and fun it is very often forgotten that the first year of a puppy’s life is the most important period in its entire life and the ideal opportunity to establish good habits that will be hard to break. If it is old enough to come home it is old enough to start learning.”
Meyer hopes his background as an educational psychologist and dog trainer helps people live happily with their dogs. “Most homes have dogs. There are over 70 million dogs in the U.S. alone,” he explains. “I want to prevent dogs from becoming unloved somewhere in a backyard because the owners did not train their dogs.”
About the Author
Jan Meyer is an educational psychologist specializing in learning disabilities. He has always been a dog owner, a trait that inspired him to begin training dogs and helping people with the dog problems. His dog training skills were eventually adapted into a website which features articles and tips to help dog owners with their issues; the site (http://www.gooddog.co.za/) has over 70,000 hits and was given the prestigious Excellence in Serving Canines award for content and layout.
Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.