Expert Trainer Offers Dog Training That Works, Calls for an End to Animal Abuse and Neglect in Book.

In the book, “Standing with the Dog: K9 Psychology in a Nutshell,” author Mel Helmick, dog training expert and advocate, urges readers to stand against dog abuse, offering key insights on canine behavior, training and handling for all who love dogs.

In this book, readers will learn keys to quality animal education, including:
• Prerequisites for the handler, canine and training team.
• History of the domestication, unique drives, and pack structure of the canine.
• Characteristics of the shelter dog, and how to care for the abused and neglected dog.
• Problems with current canine breeding practices, and popular spaying/ neutering practices.

Those who love the dog, who are willing to commit their time to making the world of the dog a better place, will find a wealth of useful information in these pages. Standing with the Dog K9 Psychology in a Nutshell, will deepen readers’ knowledge and understanding of “man’s best friend” and inspire them to stand with the dog always.

Mel Helmick has decades of formal training and field work in canine training and handling, and is recognized as an expert by professional canine organizations nationwide. She has trained countless animals that have deployed professionally in the United States and throughout the world.
Standing with the Dog K9 Psychology in a Nutshell is distributed by Ingram/ Spring Arbor. Order at bookstores everywhere, and on Amazon: