What IS This Book About?

“The Art of UPWARD Methodology” is a reaction to the insanity that has taken over the dog-world.

“The Art of UPWARD Methodology” clears our minds, allowing us to see our urban world through the eyes of rescued dogs. Billie Groom shares her knowledge, acquired through hands-on experience working and volunteering with dogs, rescuers, fosters and adopters spanning over three decades, to change our perspective, and increase our understanding, of dogs over the age of six months.

We learn why the inherent limitations of positive training and the perceived need for dominance and alpha status has created a society saturated with gimmicks, void of logic, and struggling to meet the needs of rescued dogs. The journey we take while reading this book introduces us to the fundamentals of UPWARD Methodology, an approach to working with dogs that has changed the lives of thousands of rescued and adopted dogs and the people who are so desperately trying to help them.

The challenges faced as the rescue-world explodes on a global level has been met with increased conformity and rules, stifling our ability to address the individual needs of dogs. To effectively help them, we must first change our mind-set and approach, and, in turn, rediscover the simplicity and beauty in these acts of kindness.