Meet Jules. Isn’t she sweet? She is our one year old Dachshund that we rescued 3 weeks ago. She came with some baggage…as you can expect with a rescued dog. She was very fearful and would run from us when we tried to get close to her. This was a problem. A BIG one. In fact, for about the first week and a half I thought we were never going to be able to socialize her. Until I found my saving grace in a book. 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog – The Loved Dog Method by Tamar Geller. This book is amazing! The first day I had the book I made tremendous progress with Jules. We taught her to sit & to come. Yay! I love this book because it uses the Loved Dog Method – meaning I don’t have to demean my dog to make her think that I am the alpha in the house. It uses all positive reinforcement, which is perfect for a dog that doesn’t trust people. Jules is doing super and is confident. I’m so glad that she is happy in our home and I love teaching her everyday. I can’t wait to teach her to wave goodbye! I highly recommend this book for new pet owners as well as for your current pet. All of her methods work with dogs of all ages – from puppy’s to adults. Tamar Geller has worked with tons of celebrity clients. Oprah, Brad Paisley, Ben Affleck and more. I love that the book is broken down into 30 different days. It is a day by day guide to creating a great relationship with your dog. You know I love a good checklist – lol! You can find the book here.