Dozens of reviews, with a 4.4 star average...for a book about a dog? Well, sure! Because who wouldn't love to learn from this gentle teacher? Kids spend a lot of time wondering about how to be a good friend, how to communicate effectively, and what it means to be successful in life. Truth is, even a lot of adults wonder these things. What if you could learn all this from a dog? Well, you can. Discover why the world's canine guru has so many fans around the world.
Joel Lund was awarded "Top 10 Idaho Author" for his first book, "The Ultimate Survival Guide For Youth Ministers" His second book, "Watson's Way; Life Lessons We Earned From Our Brilliant Dog," won the "Top 3 Idaho Book" award. He’s received numerous North American Book Awards.
He also writes the young adult fantasy series—The Gargoyle Chronicles—under the name Brandon King. He’s a galleried artist, musician, and pet person. He’s spoken to tens of thousands of people (kids and adults) and is the co-founder of Prepare For Rain, a transformation incubator for people wanting more out of their lives.
Joel grew up in the Seattle area. In the middle of his college years, he traveled around the country in a band. Later, he earned a Master's (Regent College) and worked many years in youth ministry. With no sales experience to get him going, his second career was in the financial services industry.
Learn more about Watson, the Canine Guru, at watsonsway.com. Learn more about Joel at prepareforrainpress.com.
If you've never been a dog's person, you've missed out on one of the greatest entertainments the world has to offer: walking the dog. Because the odds are high that sometime during your dog walk, you will encounter someone else out for a stroll with their pooch. And that is when the magic happens! i hope you enjoy this excerpt from Watson's Way. :-) #thewalk #dogsonpatrol #sniff #humoronfourlegs #canineguru #adoptionsaveslives #dogsrock
During some of Watson’s walkies, we’d come across other people out for their dog’s walkie. An unseen force seemed to be at work because it was virtually impossible to guess which way things would play out. About half the time, Watson was scared of the other dog. There wasn’t a clear reason to us what triggered the fear. When afraid, Watson would absolutely avoid making eye contact with the other dog. It was as if Watson believed that by not looking at the other dog, the other dog would not see Watson or us. Watson would make all of us remain unseen by his amazing power of ignoring. If he couldn’t be seen by the other dog, then it couldn’t actually be a problem, right? Once he rendered us “invisible,” he’d burst into furious barking, enough to alert people as far as the next county to our presence and, as a result, protect us from the other “unseen” dog. Each dog’s persons would sneak a grin at each other.