Relationships:Life with Dogs is the third in a series of ebooks that present collected essays by author and dog trainer Eric Brad. Previously published for an online magazine, these essays have been been put together on the theme of our daily interactions with our dogs and how that can affect our perceptions of each other. Dogs live with us in many different lifestyles and environments. The demands we place on them, emotionally and physically, can vary greatly. These essays look at the dynamics of our relationships with our dogs from their point of view. From the stresses we can impose on our dogs with unfamiliar routines and haphazard training to how we deal with unwanted behaviors, every interaction with our dogs is potentially teaching them something about us. Can we be trusted? Are we helping them learn to cope or just stressing them out? This volume explores how our dogs learn to live with us and learn about us. There is a lot we can do to make that process easier if we take the time to consider.
Each essay is introduced by the author with some insight on its inspiration and how it came to be written. The book also includes all new Introduction and Epilogue essays that highlight the thematic nature of the book and discuss the larger concepts that the author covers.