Mark German, America’s Dog Whisperer™, and Janice Wolfe, New Jersey’s Dog Whisperer™ have teamed up to create a how-to guide for dog owners: There’s Hope! The Four Essentials to a Stable Dog. This new 76 page book covers Mark German’s Dog Whispering philosophy through his four essentials: leadership and calm energy; proper dog walking technique; rule setting; and good nutrition for dogs. The book is available for $21.95 (plus shipping and handling) at www.americasdogwhispererinc.com or by calling 866-964-DOGS (3647).Proceeds from the sale of There’s Hope will be donated to Merlin’s Kids, a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable foundation that provides service dogs to children with autism along with rescue and rehabilitation of strays and shelter dogs. Each book comes with a loop leash, enabling owners to begin training their canines for optimal walking technique as detailed in the book.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are nearly 75 million dogs in the United States, with 39% of households owning at least one dog. Each year, shelters euthanize anywhere from three to four million dogs, many of which are deemed “bad” or aggressive. “It takes a calm state of mind to have a stable pack regardless of the number of dogs or humans; one owner and one dog are a pack just as ten dogs and one owner are a pack. Dogs don’t follow unstable leaders, only people do, and the first sign of an unstable leader is a dog with behavioral issues,” said Mr. German, who owns a pack of Bernese Mountain dogs. “My goal is to give dog owners the basic essentials for reclaiming their role as leader of the pack, while using their own calm energy to bring peace and harmony to both the dogs and humans in their lives.”
“A pack leader protects, provides for, and teaches his pack,” said co-author Janice Wolfe, who breeds and shows champion Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, and is a resident of Wyckoff, New Jersey. “Mark and I have successfully rehabilitated thousands of aggressive, shy, and fearful dogs and helped their owners learn how to correct other unwanted problem behaviors, as well as to change their own lives for their dogs’ sake.” Mr. German and Ms. Wolfe want to bring awareness to everyone who loves their dog, but struggles with out-of-control behaviors like jumping, barking, lunging, separation anxiety, aggression, and shyness. There is no dog that the duo won’t work with, as long as the owner is willing to change. “Even ‘good’ dogs have issues,” said Ms. Wolfe, “so every dog and dog owner can benefit from our book.” The duo also works with children and adults who suffer from cynophobia, or fear of dogs, helping to empower people with simple techniques to feel comfortable and in charge around both familiar and unfamiliar dogs.
Mark German, America’s Dog Whisperer™, is a Canine Behavior Specialist who travels the world conducting symposia and educating dog owners to bring peace to the pack and to keep dogs in nurturing, home environments, not shelters. Janice Wolfe, New Jersey’s Dog Whisperer™, is a Canine Behaviorist, certified by America’s Dog Whisperers Academy. She travels the United States and abroad with Mark German as his manager/agent. In their weekly radio/iTV show on Paltalk.com, Mark and Janice teach listeners how to become their dogs' pack leaders and how to correct unwanted behaviors. A DVD showcasing Mr. German and Ms. Wolfe’s philosophy will be released in 2009. Both are available for symposia, private appearances, and special events. Please visit www.americasdogwhispererinc.com to learn more, and contact Janice Wolfe at [email protected], or 201-788-3882.