Forest Bathing with your Dog
About the book
This first-of-its-kind book brings together the deep connection we have with our dogs and nature. A must-have for dog owners who want to reduce stress and anxiety for their dogs and themselves!
Is forest bathing for me and my dog? Yes! You don’t need a swimsuit—no special attire required. Forest-bathing is accessible to all levels of fitness and mobility. It is a new (and very old) type of restorative stroll in the woods with your dog.
Why do forest bathing with my dog? If you feel like you are bouncing from one thing to the next, never relaxing, forest-bathing will reduce your stress, reset your nervous systems, have lasting positive effects on your immune system, and increase the well-being of both you and your dog. This is another way of being outdoors that your dog will love, and I think you will, too.
What is it like to forest bathe with my dog? It’s a natural fit. You don’t have to go far. More of a meander or sitting that pairs easily with the natural rhythm of your regular routine. The aim of forest-bathing is to slow down, become immersed in the natural environment, and use your senses to tune in to the smells, textures, tastes, and sights of the forest.
It’s love story. While this book is a guide about forest bathing with your dog, it’s also a bit of a love story about your relationships with your dog, the forests you walk in, and the land you live on.
Praise for the book:
After reading this book, I understand the genius behind Nadine’s innovative combination of forest bathing and dog walking, a combined practice that elevates the meaning and joy of each! As a person with a lifelong appreciation for the power of immersing oneself in nature and one who has been lucky enough to experience guided walks led by Nadine, I’m so glad you’ve picked up this book! In exploring the world through the eyes of the wise and playful duo of Nadine and Juliet, your life is also apt to take a rejuvenating turn.”
— Melanie Choukas-Bradley, Author of The Joy of Forest Bathing—Reconnect with Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life
“Nadine, your journey has provided me with new eyes when out with our dog, Brooke. Brooke is truly a project dog—she is intelligent and impulsive—both of which can get her in a pickle in human society. Forest bathing for Brooke helps her cope and keeps her sanity in check.”
— Sue Schiemer, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Educator, and Student of Positive Reinforcement Training