Featured Book: Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer

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by Kari Neumeyer


How do you make sure the dog you love never bites anyone (again)?

Kari and Rob are as devoted to their German shepherd puppy, Isis, as two dog parents can be. Kari’s the disciplinarian, struggling to follow every instruction to the letter. Rob’s the laid-back dad, more of a littermate, happy as long as he can practice jiu-jitsu with the dog.

As she grows, Isis’s behavior escalates from frustrating to dangerous when she bites someone. Kari and Rob learn that some of the old-fashioned advice they followed may have contributed to Isis’s aggression. Eventually, they’re shown a better way to calm an anxious and fearful dog. Continue reading “Featured Book: Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer”

Connecting the Dots: Man, God, Angels, and Demons by Dave Shaw

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Have you ever wondered why God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful, chose to create Satan?

Is it possible that, in the grander scheme of things, Satan and his hordes of demons are unknowingly playing a role in God’s great plan for mankind?

In this first book of the Connecting The Dots series, author Dave Shaw tackles a question of the ages- why did God create Satan? Based on sound Biblical doctrine, Shaw takes readers on a journey through creation, the war in heaven, the fall of Satan, and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross. While the Bible doesn’t always give us explicit reasons why, Shaw shows us how we can take what we do know from scripture to “read between the lines” in an attempt to connect the dots.

Shaw explores a wide variety of subjects while attempting to keep the bigger picture of God’s redemptive plan as a focal point. The book offers readers a look at some of the more obtuse, seldom-discussed topics in an attempt to answer some of our deepest questions.
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Below the Water Line by Lisa Karlin

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A stunning first-hand account of one family’s experiences during and after hurricane Katrina

When Lisa Karlin first heard about the approaching hurricane Katrina, she felt sure it would change course and spare New Orleans, just like all the other hurricanes for the past 40 years had done.

But when the first ever mandatory evacuation orders are given for The Big Easy, it soon becomes overwhelmingly clear that she, and her family, need to get out fast.

Packing the car with basic necessities, Lisa, her husband, two kids, and two dogs, head out in hopes of finding a safe place to wait out the storm. What follows next could never have been anticipated, as the author recounts her personal story of surviving through, and rebuilding after, this unprecedented natural disaster.
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Breaking Up is Hard To Do by Sue Coleman – Plus a GIVEAWAY!

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Breaking up is hard to do, but this book can help!

In this wonderful self-help book & CD, Sue Coleman offers women 9 simple rules to end and avoid “loser” relationships.

Written from the heart, Coleman’s advice to women in the dating scene is simple, yet very powerful. In the midst of a bad relationship, it can be hard to take an emotional step back and assess the situation. This book helps women do just that, while at the same time reminding them to respect and love themselves.

Coleman stresses the importance of the awareness of which “deal-breaker” behaviors are simply not acceptable in a relationship, as well as having a solid foundation in your life through a personal relationship with God.
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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Positive Dog Training by Pamela S. Dennison

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ebq5stThis book completely changed the way I think about dogs.

Let me begin by saying that prior to this book, I was training (and I use that word very loosely) my dogs with the traditional punishment-based techniques. My dog at the time, a gentle Malamute/Siberian/Wolf mix was, as I was told, stubborn and disobedient (do you ever wish you could go back in time and kick yourself for being so stupid???). Also, because of his wolf breeding, I was told I needed to be the “alpha” or else he would become assertive over me and possibly aggressive. Continue reading “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Positive Dog Training by Pamela S. Dennison”

35 Dog Training Mistakes: Mistakes You Are Probably Doing and How to Avoid Them by James Goodman

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Do you have a hard time communicating with your dog?

Does your dog seem “willful” and “stubborn” at times?

Many behavior issues in dogs often occur because of a breakdown in communication between dog and handler. In this book, James Goodman outlines the basic principles of effective dog training, including common mistakes pet owners make in training and interacting with their dogs and how you can avoid them.

Short (53 p) and to the point, this book won’t waste your time with jargon and anecdotes, but instead gives you a clear understanding of what truly works when it comes to training your dog, as well as things you can start doing (or stop doing) right away to see immediate improvements in your dog’s behavior.
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The Conscious Leader: Nine Principles and Practices to Create a Wide-Awake and Productive Workplace by Shelley Reciniello

Corporate psychologist Shelley Reciniello reveals the top nine most important psychological issues that undermine companies and leadership today.

What are the most common causes behind failed leadership?

What hinders talented employees from reaching their fullest potential?

More often than not, the root cause behind these issues exists beneath the surface as individual underlying psychological issues that “unconsciously” lead to problems in the company.

The Conscious Leader offers a fascinating look into the psychology of good (as well as bad) leadership. Shelley Reciniello examines these issues with a Freudian approach, sharing unique insight and experiences from her career as a Corporate Psychologist through amusing anecdotes and real-life examples.
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