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!

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ENERGY
   6. Their energy
   7. Our personal energy
   8. Time to get your sneakers on!

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!

INDEX