TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction
2. Why smile?
3. It helps to know the rules

BUILDING THE BEST BRIDGES
4. What is the association?
5. Dogs love routine!
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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ENERGY
6. Their energy
7. Our personal energy
8. Time to get your sneakers on!
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COMMUNICATING WITH CANINES
9. It is not what you say, as much as how you say it
10. Using tools
11. Using our voices

JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
12. Being clear
13. Repeat, repeat, repeat
14. Will work for smiles!

GET MOVING, TO MOVE ON!
15. Let's get moving!
16. When to back up
17. Fun with treadmills

HOW TO RESPOND, TO GET THE BEHAVIOR YOU WANT
18. How to respond, to send the message you want
19. Who owns this stuff?

DE-STRESS!
20. Truly living in the moment
21. De-stressing your dogs
22. Tackling separation anxiety

TROUBLESHOOTING UNWANTED BEHAVIORS
23. Aggression: Decoding the “bad” dog
24. A bark is not a bark is not a bark
25. Troubleshooting misbehaviors
26. Choosing professional help

STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
27. Choosing the right dog for you

PRACTICAL LIFE LESSONS, FROM THE DOGS
28. Seizing life like a dog
29. Taking back by letting go
30. Glasses half empty
31. Teachers and life coaches
32. Keep smiling!

APPENDICES
Appendix 1.  Canine KISS rules
Appendix 2. Common Handler Errors

INDEX


Smile!
     and enjoy the dogs
     you always wanted!