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.
Award-winning author JOEL LUND grew up in the Seattle area, where he frequently crashed his bicycle flying over jumps he built with friends. In between his sophomore and junior year of college, he traveled around the country in a band. Later, he earned his Master's degree from Regent College, in Vancouver BC, and worked 15 years (8 full-time, 7 part-time) in youth ministry. His second career was in the financial services industry.
For his first book, "The Ultimate Survival Guide For Youth Ministers" he was awarded a "Top 10 Idaho Author." His second book, "Watson's Way; Life Lessons We Earned From Our Brilliant Dog," won a "Top 3 Idaho Book" award, and North American Book Award.
He also writes young adult fantasy fiction ["The Gargoyle Chronicles" series], under his pen name, Brandon King. He is a galleried artist, musician and person to too many pets. He has spoken to more than 100,000. With his wife, he is the co-founder and CEO of Prepare For Rain, a business dedicated to helping others transform their lives to become who they know they can be: fulfilled, whole and making a difference.
Find out more at: http://www.prepareforrain.com/about/joel-lund/
Some scientists believe that humans need 4 hugs a day to survive, and 12 a day to grow. Dogs like Watson love to receive hugs. As many a day as humanly possible. Another reason dogs are wonderful and we're so healthy. ;-)
He loved his hugs, and we loved giving them to him. If we added commentary to our hugs, like saying, “You’re such a good boy, Watson!” he never offered a rebuttal or argued with us. If we needed to talk or share something on our minds, he’d listen quietly and never argue or present a different point of view. He’d always accept the hug, as well as the giver of the hug. No questions asked. Nothing to prove.