16 Dog-Tested Ways to Be Happier Using
Pawsitive Psychology

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What if you could be as happy as your dog? 

Dogs really seem to have happiness figured out—every treat, every walk, every squeaky toy is a reason to celebrate. Wouldn’t it be great if we could discover what makes dogs so happy and use that information to bring more joy, gratitude, and enthusiasm to our own lives?

Be as Happy as Your Dog is a book that bridges the gap between the ways that dogs approach the joys and challenges of everyday life and the ways humans do. 

Author Michelle Waitzman brings together the work of leading dog behavior experts and positive psychology researchers to reveal the simple changes you can make to level up your happiness. 

There’s no all-or-nothing program to follow, just common sense actions you can take today to become as happy as your dog. You’ll wish you had a tail to wag!

Praise for Be as Happy as Your Dog

Be as Happy as Your Dog is the most important book you will read this year. We have been so distracted with what we can teach our dogs, we never realized that one of our most inspirational, upbeat, optimistic friends are, and always have been, willing to share their philosophy with us. Based on the new research in positive psychology, Waitzman shows us how understanding our dog’s mind and behavior can lead us to a happier, more fulfilling life. A pawsitively delightful read. 

Brian Hare, New York Times Bestselling author of The Genius of Dogs

Michelle has the unique ability to approach happiness in a way that is friendly and practical, but backed by science. She entertains us through her ability to weave happiness together with our dear companion, the dog. What a great combination! 

Kim Strobel, happiness coach, motivational speaker, dog rescuer

Be as Happy as Your Dog is brilliantly written to be lighthearted, but such an eye-opening read. Michelle Waitzman really captures the here and now approach with which dogs live their life, and we can certainly take some notes on how to incorporate this into our own wellness. Thank you, Michelle, for taking us on a journey through our dogs' eyes. 

Nicole Barnett, force-free dog trainer

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