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  • Why does my dog act this way?
  • What are your dog’s five essential needs?
  • How can I prevent my dog from behaving badly?
  • What mistakes have I made as a dog owner?
  • What does my dog need to be happy?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, A Dog’s Five Essential Needs is the book for you. Whether you’re planning to get a dog for the first time or you’ve been a dog owner for years, this easy-to-follow guide will teach you how to create balance in your pup’s life which is the necessary foundation for producing good behaviour and building a healthy pet-owner relationship by providing your dog’s daily five essential needs.

Discover how vital your emotional, not just physical, presence is to your dog, and learn about the key role of prevention in behaviour training. Offering both universal and specific insights, author and dog training expert, Saro Boghozian, not only explains why dogs need exercise, training, socialization, care, and affection on a daily basis but also presents a simple and proven plan for how you can satisfy these essential needs.

Start developing healthier strategies today in order to ensure a better future for your dog.



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By Susan Ballacheyon

Getting off on the right paw with Saro

As a dog lover, past owner of poodles, and a current “Human” with a new canine companion, Esther, I can honestly say that this time, I’m getting off on the right paw, with Saro’s dog training, and book! Esther, our 6 month old poodle puppy, was biting, barking and driving us a little nuts, until I called Saro at Jonah’s Ark. After the puppy training program, and solidifying our new understanding about the Human and Dog relationship from Saro’s book, I can honestly say that Esther is calmer, happier and much more relaxed, and so are we! I highly recommend this book to any current dog owner, and anyone considering adopting a dog into their lives. Saro’s dog training philosophy is simple, makes sense, is compassionate to both dog and human, and is easy to incorporate into our busy lives. Thank you Saro!!

By C. Okane

This book is clear, concise and an easy read with a gem on every page.

I heartily recommend that all dog owners and potential dog owners read this small, easy to read little book. It clearly articulates each dog’s needs and the training techniques which will meet those needs. Saro offers many helpful training tips to modify any dog’s behavior thereby achieving a healthy and happy relationship between you and your dog.

By D. J. Ross

Great read for dog owners.

This is a great little book. It is ideal for the new dog owner and a must read for anyone thinking about getting a dog. I found it an easy read and quite enjoyable. There is some good advice and tips that would benefit any dog owner and I would recommend it to everyone.

By Tracey P.

Very helpful book!!

I found this book extremely helpful as a new dog owner to start applying the very practical tips and knowledge immediately with my dog, and I’m seeing great results! My dog came from a kennel environment, has fear issues and very limited exposure to the outside world. This book was extremely helpful in educating me with simple steps I can take now to help my dog achieve balance and peace. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a balanced, calm and happy dog (and owner!).

By D.A. Lam

I recommend this book.

The book clearly identifies what dog owners need to know and do consistently to achieve a healthy relationship with their dog. Saro explains what dog owners need to provide for their dogs to have a healthy and happy life. I recommend this book to people who are thinking about getting a dog, have a dog with and are having challenges and for some of us who need to brush up on some of the essential needs for our best friends.

By Tanya O

All dog owners who want a happy, well-adjusted dog should read this book.

Saro has written a very simple book that speaks to the most important needs of every canine companion. His perspective on what creates a healthy balanced dog is essential for every dog owner to understand and practice every day. And if you do, you will guarantee yourself a happy, healthy and wonderful companion for many years. You will also reap the rewards of a dog that gets along in every environment with all types of 2 and 4 legged beings. If you know someone who has just gotten a puppy or a dog, please share this book!

By D. J. Ross

Enjoyable and informative read.

I enjoyed Saro’s book very much, it is an easy read and gives you lots of great information. It is the ideal book for new owners. Gives you lots of help understanding how dogs think and what they need to have for a healthy and balanced life. It also had some great tips for experienced dog owners as well.

By LMC 2015

What Maslow is to human development, Saro is to dog development!

A no-nonsense approach to becoming your dog’s best friend that answers so many questions about animal behaviour and will surely become your reference guide. Am ‘making it happen’ one day at a time. Thanks Saro!

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