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.
As the world seems to get crazier by the day, the wisdom of Watson makes more and more sense to me. Even with his dental visits, he'd approach them with his eyes wide open. People don't always do that. Some squeeze their eyes shut, as if somehow not seeing what's happening around them magically makes it disappear. That's not how real-life works. So, take it from Watson. Just say "ahhh!" and keep your eyes open. #dogs #ahhh #watch #eyesopen #stayfrosty #canineguru #slowdown #observe #staywatchful
Watson’s teeth weren’t very good due to inadequate care in his “childhood years” before we became his persons. As a result, his first dental visit to Dr. Jennifer included his big, brown eyes getting much bigger when she opened his mouth to say “aahhh!” However uncomfortable this work was, Watson didn’t bark, growl, or show pain. But sometimes his eyes would get very large indeed, as he anticipated what was coming next. After that first visit, our boy often exercised heightened caution by going very slowly into his exam room, his eyes wide.