Welcome to the online press kit for Kim Brophey and Meet Your Dog
It is not our dogs that are broken- it is our expectations about them- the ones we have been taught to have- that are broken.
Meet Your Dog
The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior
By Kim Brophey
6 x 8 in, 256 pp, jacketed hardcover
On Sale: March 20, 2018
Contact: April Whitney
Meet Your Dog and the Dog L.E.G.S. model Kim Brophey has launched is poised to be the market disruptor for the dog training and behavior world- boldly aiming to turn the industry on its head for the benefit of dogs and those who love them.
If humans and dogs have coexisted for over 30,000 years, why do we still need dog training books and television shows? For dog behavior expert Kim Brophey, the answer is simple: training is only one aspect of a winning formula for understanding dogs and forming truly authentic relationships.
Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system built on modern science that allows owners to identify what their dog is struggling with, why, and how they can fix it. Brophey's approach is unlike anything that has been published before and will give dog owners a new understanding of what motivates and affects their dog's behavior.
In her new book, Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior, Brophey presents a revolutionary, comprehensive framework known as L.E.G.S (Learning, Environment, Genetics, Self) which explains the four aspects of a dog’s behavior. While most dog “training” books focus on the Learning aspect, they overlook the other components of L.E.G.S.
When these four aspects are in balance, they work in harmony, but if not, they can create disruptive, even dangerous, behavior or lead to the dog being surrendered to a shelter.
Additionally, Brophey details ten genetic breed categories (with partner software tools and tips on how to identify dominant traits of mixed-breeds) that will lead owners to new understandings about their specific dog and as well as how to develop a plan for working with it.
Never before has an approach looked at our canine companions in such a holistic manner, providing owners with their “ah-hah” moment of understanding. Meet Your Dog can change the life of every dog owner, and lead to happier human-canine relationships.
“This book is an invaluable resource, both for experienced dog lovers and for individuals seeking their first four-legged friend.”
—HAL HERZOG, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat
About the Author
Kim Brophey CDBC, BA, is an applied ethologist, certified dog behavior consultant, and developer of the L.E.G.S.® dog behavior model and Dog Key™ software. She considers herself a lifetime dog nerd. Kim lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she operates The Dog Door, a modern dog behavior center and storefront, as well as Dog City, USA, a resource center for local and visiting dogs and their humans. Kim shares her mountain home with one impossibly patient husband, two remarkably inspiring kids, and a host of other ridiculous dogs and cats.