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Shakespeare Animal Fund
P.O. Box 8201
Reno, NV 89507
For years I’ve taught the DISC personality assessment to people within the corporate world, and inevitably there are “aha” moments when they discover that by realizing how people want to be treated, they can be much more effective with much less stress.
And then one day it dawned on me that dogs would certainly like the same thing. They also fall into the same basic categories as humans, and while it would be easy to classify species without much thought (oh she’s a Jack Russell, of course she’s a Type A personality, and D in DISC) it would make it much easier on the dog’s family (human and canine), as well as the kennel, day care and other areas where the dog socializes, to really have a handle on how she/he wants to be treated.
There’s a basic quiz to take to help you put your dog in the right canine category/classification, and then we’ll look at some great ideas on better ways to work and play with your dog, based on the profile.
Remember, it would be real easy to lump all breeds into obvious categories, but just as that gets humans in trouble, it can be just as problematic for the world of dogs. So we won’t assume all cocker spaniels are I’s (need lots of social interaction, forget where they put their toys and are unusually ditzy) or that all Chihuahuas are no-nonsense D’s who are little dictators and want you to get out of their way so they can get on with their day. Instead we’ll look at exactly what each assessment is and then how you can help tailor your behavior to match what your dog needs.
That’s right, this isn’t about how the dog can learn to adapt or adjust to you. Sorry, this is how you can adapt to your dog’s style, and in so doing have less frustration, less stress and most importantly, know you’re really building a stronger bond with your four legged companion.
Want to buy one, or dozens of copies of this fun book as gifts? Only $11 a copy and ALL proceeds go to Shakespeare Animal Fund.
Pre-order now (book is not yet ready to be released) and your cost is only $10 for three or more.
1. Help us to make a difference in the lives of animals in your own community.
The Shakespeare Animal Fund is an entirely* volunteer-based organization. We rely upon our volunteers to help us to grow. We have many volunteer opportunities including:
Please contact us at 775-342-7040 or you can use the contact form to email us.
2. Direct Contributions. If you would like to make a contribution, you may send a check or donate using our secure online payment option.
3. Try the FIDO Philosophy. This is a wonderful book about letting go and moving on (Forget It and Drive On), available at www.magiccomm.com for $14.95, $2.00 of each purchase will go to the fund.
4. Spread the word! Please tell others about this exciting Fund. The more people who know about us, the more animals we can help. If you have a website, link to us.
* we do pay a phone coordinator to man the crisis hot line seven days a week!