Charming full-color photographs and accompanying text reveal twelve important life lessons from our best friends. The large format wall calendar features daily grids with ample room for jotting appointments, birthdays and reminders; four bonus months of September through December 2014; moon phases; U.S. and international holidays.
As a companion to his New York Times best-seller What Dogs Teach Us, author Glenn Dromgoole offers more insights into the lessons taught to us by our canine friends, such as: Keep your nose out of someone else’s business; Praise more; criticize less; You can learn a lot if you keep quiet and listen; Jump for joy!; Home is wherever the people you love are; and Celebrate another day of living.
Long gone are the days when being "treated like a dog" was a bad thing. Today, our canine companions thrive under our encouragement and love, but surprisingly, we don't always treat other humans, or even ourselves, the same way. There's so much our dogs can teach us about living a fun, fulfilling life-if only we'd sit up and listen! In this charming book of woof wisdom, you'll discover how to play fair, chase adventure, love unconditionally, and unleash your awesomeness by treating yourself-you guessed it-just like a beloved dog. Take a page from the dog's playbook of life with inspiring tips and lessons like: • Praise yourself. Seriously. Right now. Even if it makes you feel self-conscious, give yourself a compliment. You're worth it. • The next time you're with a loved one, give a spontaneous hug, kiss or friendly squeeze. Bonus points if they return the gesture! • Whenever you have an impulse to do something unhealthy, instead tell yourself, "Good human!" every five minutes for the following half hour as a thumbs up for fighting the urge. Featuring hilarious, heartwarming pictures of your favorite breeds, Life's A Bark is the perfect gift for dog lovers and anyone looking to put the happy back in their howl.
They're loyal, loving, and big-hearted—dogs are our best friends for a good reason. Yet they have much more to offer than just love and friendship. Let CEO Scott MacDonald and rescue dog Sadie show you how to have a more rewarding life and a more successful career in Think Like a Dog. With whimsy and insight, Scott and Sadie offer important lessons in loyalty, persistence, leaving your mark, and always being a great sniffer. Scott reveals what Sadie and other dogs teach us about successful work habits and organizational strategies for outstanding business success. Want a better, happier, and more satisfying life? Want to be successful? Start by understanding a dog's perspective and applying the lessons learned!
Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves As seen on BuzzFeed’s "Best Books Gift Guide" In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs can teach us, such as: - How to “walk a mile in a dog’s paws” to get a brand-new perspective - Living with a dog is not one continuous Hallmark moment—but it’s never dull! - Why having a dog helps you see your faults and quirks in a new light, even if you can’t “shed” them completely - How to set the world right, one dog at a time For anyone who loves, lives with, or has ever wanted a dog, this charming book shows how the dogs whose lives we save can change ours for the better too.
Move over Jack Welch and Warren Buffett. The new role model for business leaders isn’t a corporate superstar or one of America’s wealthiest tycoons. It’s the family dog. What can man’s best friend teach us about building stronger, more collaborative organizations? Plenty. InFrom Wags to Riches, management expert Robert Vetere explores how our partnership with dogs, going back to the first human settlements, provides an intriguing model for teamwork in the corporate world. As president of The American Pet Products Association, Vetere has partnered with Purdue University researchers to explore the human-animal bond. Here, he also considers what dogs teach us about intimacy and relationships and tells why they’ve become the center of American family life. With interviews from CEOs who’ve learned important lessons from their dogs,From Wags to Riches shows how you can apply insights from dog trainers and animal behavior experts to boost creativity and build a playful environment where people feel free to innovate. Vetere demonstrates that canine-like qualities such as sharing responsibility across pack members and tuning into each other’s needs and emotions by observing facial expressions and body cues can dramatically improve your personal effectiveness and ability to lead. From Wags to Riches contains practical tips and canine insights for any dog lover who aspires to become leader of his or her pack.
Bestselling author and Christian counselor H. Norman Wright (2.7 million books sold) combines biblical principles with his enthusiasm for dogs in this warmhearted and inspiring devotional. In stories of loyalty and perseverance, Norm draws parallels between the dog world and the human world to reveal God's love in action: A dog's tendency to gnaw on bones reflects how people handle worry. Instead, people can give God their fears and experience His peace. A cowering dog becomes joyous when forgiven. When people confess their sins, they receive God's forgiveness and joy returns. A dog who rescues a boy in a tsunami shows how the Holy Spirit convicts people of sin so they'll turn to Christ and be saved. From daily antics to extraordinary deeds, these dogs personify the ups and downs of life and highlight the joys and benefits of following God.