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A comprehensive dog training and puppy training program that offers the added benefit of one-on-one online advice from the author
Do you consider your dog part of the family? Most dog guardians do. But just like children, dogs need structure. Structure to show him that he shouldnt jump on every person who enters your house, or urinate indoors, or drag you down the road when you walk him. In Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog, Julie Bjelland offers all the information you need to make your dog confident, secure and able to understand and follow rules. Drawing on years of experience, Julie has created a thorough guide that teaches basic training, how to communicate with your dog, and how to prevent and solve behavior problems. She discusses how to train your puppy and how to train adult dogs, even special needs dogs, and tells how to choose the right dog for your family and how to integrate him into a home with kids, other dogs, or cats.

Because each dogs situation is unique, Julie is offering readers exclusive one-on-one guidance via her website, for up to 60 days. Here dog training, often very expensive, is now affordable and accessible to a broad audience.  Julies down-to-earth, uncomplicated advice is a welcome solution for a busy dog guardian and aims to change the way people communicate with, and care for, their dogs forever.

About the Author

JULIE A. BJELLAND has 15 years of experience as a dog trainer and trained at the world renowned Guide Dogs for the Blind, an organization known for producing some of the best-trained dogs in the world.  Her lifelong love of animals began in her childhood on a Minnesota farm. She is the owner of, a web site on which you can contact her; she donates a portion of her profits to help dogs. She has two sons, Oliver and Eliot, and is the guardian of four adopted pets: Fax, Tisha, Skyress and Sebastian.

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amabre, May 28, 2011 (view all comments by amabre)
BUY THIS BOOK. I've looked at several books on dog training and this one worked best for me. It is comprehensive, addressing pretty much every issue you may encounter with your dog. Ultimately, if Julie's training techniques are put into practice, this book will strengthen the relationship between you and your dog by teaching you everything you need to know to be a master trainer-as a pet photographer called me when she witnessed my foster pup's obedience training in action. We also practice training at the park and have received numerous compliments.

Imagine Life With a Well-Behaved Dog definitely helped us with potty training issues, as well as Greta's mouthing, jumping, and leash behavior. There are things we're still working on, and we practice training daily, but she's turning into quite the well-behaved puppy and I have Julie Bjelland to thank for that.

I LOVE that the conclusion of this book is called "Let's Save Dogs' Lives Together." It calls attention to the fact that "half the dogs in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them." She also says that "Ninety-six percent of surrendered dogs have had no training." Of course, trained dogs are more adoptable and less likely to end up in shelters in the first place.

I plan to use what I learned from this book to train all of my future fosters and I plan to give a copy of this book to all adopters so they will have the tools they need to continue training and to address unwanted behaviors.
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judyafunk, April 9, 2010 (view all comments by judyafunk)
This book is perfect for the average dog owner who wants an easy to read, easy to understand book that will help them have that "well-behaved dog" or for the person who wants to learn more advanced training. After reading this book, I almost felt like I could train any dog! It has good step-by-step instruction that makes sense. The author's approach is kind and gentle, but firm as well. You will get great results if you follow her instruction. This is a book every dog owner should own. From just the family pet to a more advanced obedience training, it has it all. You will not regret owning this book. And, the author's offer to answer questions on her website, gives you even more personalized help. You will love it! I think it is so good, I plan to give it to my friends, who own dogs, as a gift.
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Bjelland, Julie A
Bjelland, Julie A.
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Dogs - Training
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