Winner of the 2020 Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award in the Book: Human/Animal Bond category.
This book tells the story of two lives and how they randomly, magically intersected. It’s the chronicle of the Wylie One of Highbridge and her human, Dale, and their escapades and antics. But this book is more than that! It’s also a remarkable training book for you and your puppy – everything from your first night home with your new puppy to socialization, housetraining, puppy biting, leash manners, and much more. It’s all covered right here.
From big city corporate to the northwoods countryside, follow Dale’s path from hurt to healing and finding a lost connection with dogs as one dog in particular changes the course of her life forever. Finding herself newly married and living in a new country in unfamiliar surroundings, loneliness swiftly crept its way into her life, overshadowing everything and bringing up long-buried memories of a brutal past. This book weaves grief and growth together along with detailed advice on all-things-puppy. Every tale Dale tells about herself and her dog Wylie is followed by detailed guidance and instruction on how to handle those particular puppy issues. Don’t miss this one!
You will LAUGH. You will CRY. You will LEARN.
What the experts say about Raising the Worst Dog Ever:
Raising the Worst Dog Ever: A Survival Guide is an honest and wonderfully entertaining look at the complex relationship between a woman and her dog. Readers will not only gain a better understanding of their own dogs by reading this book, they will empathize with all the challenges as well as appreciate the pure joys of sharing their lives with these incredible animals. Victoria Stilwell – dog trainer and behavior expert
For years I have been looking for the perfect Puppy Guide to recommend to my clients, and at last I have found it! The heartfelt, easy to read stories, along with the practical dog training instructions make this book truly exceptional. Abigail Witthauer – CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, VSPDT, Owner/Director of Training at Roverchase Service Dogs
Dale M. Ward is the owner of Dale's Dog Training Academy LLC, located in northeast North Carolina. She is a well-known dog trainer and behavior consultant who has been helping dogs and their owners overcome obstacles to live their lives together in harmony for almost fifteen years. Dale is proud to be a certified Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT), a Fear Free Certified Professional Dog Trainer, and a licensed Family Paws Parent Educa- tor. She holds two university degrees related to client communication and is always augmenting her knowledge and skills through continued study. She currently lives in South Mills, NC with her husband Tim and their black Labrador retriever, Rhubarb.
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