When I started Way of Life™ Dog Training, I knew that I’d need to write a book one day.
However I quickly realized that I needed to do this sooner rather than later because the way our society is teaching us to think about dogs and their behavior is, well… wrong.
It is hard to believe but here I am finally with a book to share, a book that will help you build a sound bond with your canine, a relationship that will bring you the joy and companionship you both deserve.
Thinking of you, your dogs, and my commitment to seeing you enjoy each other to the fullest gave me the courage and tenacity to see this book through from start to finish.
I know many people just like you that are struggling with their dogs’ behavior, trying with all they have to enjoy a life of ease and joy with these dogs whom they love so much.
Then I invite you to join my Book Pack!
You’ll receive a free chapter from the book, early access to the book as we near the publication date of October 19, 2023, and an invitation to a live Ask-Me-Anything virtual event on pub day!
As a long-time academic, writing is nothing new for me. It’s always been part of my job. This book, however, is different. It’s the work of my heart—something I know without a doubt will change lives. I am exhilarated that I will finally be able to speak truths about our relationships with dogs that many have been waiting to hear.
In brief, behavioral issues are solvable if we’re open to a new way of thinking and a new way of living with our dogs. Everything from anxiety to reactivity stems from way of life and what the culture has taught us about raising dogs and living with them. And just as our way of life is responsible for the angst that many dogs currently feel, so too can that way of life be the source of their happiness and healing.
We have power and choice in our way of life. We have it in our hands to change how we live so that our dogs can change. My book sends an empowering message to dog owners with issues big and small—or no issues at all! Its message applies to dogs of any age and behavior, of any breed and background.
Whatever your relationship is with your dog, it can be better. Take the first step with The Way of Life Method to understand the root cause of our dog’s behavior and heal your bond with your canine.
Souha Ezzedeen, Ph.D., is a university professor, dog trainer and coach, founder of Way of Life™ Dog Training in Ontario, Canada, and author of the book The Way of Life Method: How to heal your relationship with your dog and raise a sound, strong, and spirited companion (at any age). Souha draws on nearly two decades of diverse experiences with dogs. As an academic with expertise in management and organizational behavior, Souha is a behavioral scientist, has a curious mind, and loves research. When she faced challenges with her dog, Maya, Souha dove deep into a theoretical and practical study of all things canine, a study which soon became a passion and a calling to help dog owners and their companions develop stronger relationships.
In addition to training companion dogs of all breeds and ages, Souha has experience volunteering walking and fostering rescue dogs, boarding challenging dogs, and working through challenges with her own dogs. Souha has also been active in dog sport since the beginning, including sheep herding, obedience, and scent work, learning to develop both stability and drive in her dogs. Today, Souha’s goal is to share all she’s learned about the human-canine bond with people hoping to achieve a more harmonious life with their dogs.