Our Hero, Daniel The Beagle Dwyer, will inspire your students to Knock Out Toxins and join his pack to make better choices!Presentations include but are not limited to:
  • How to Knock Out the Toxins of drug and alcohol use
  • How to make better choices that will lead to healthy relationships
  • How to always be respectful and compassionate

Daniel loves all of his future Heroes and we like to meet each student individually when we visit so we can inspire them at a personal level.We offer age specific presentations depending on your situation.  Examples include but are not limited to: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, high school, and parent/staff.  These modifications do not affect our rate.

See what some of our Heroes have said after we visited their school:

Thank you for visiting our school. You made me feel confident.

4th Grade Student

Thank you for coming today and showing us what a hero you are.
I am a hero in Daniel’s Pack and always will be!

5th Grade Student

I am really thankful for you coming to our school.
Now we know why we should not make bad choices but instead help those in need.

6th Grade Student

The Dog’s View Series:

“The Dog’s View” Presentation Series was born from the deep connection I have with my canine companions and includes the lessons and wisdom I received, from a dog’s point of view.


The Dog’s View on Leadership

We are all leaders in different levels. Our ability to lead is tested daily at work, within our families and in our social encounters. Leading the different groups of people in our lives – effectively – is challenging, but at the same time rewarding. Countless times the powerful yet quiet leadership demonstrated by my canine friends has amazed me.

Through some of the motivational stories I write about in my book “Shelby’s Grace” and others, I provide and share my vision for living a productive life through the implementation of leadership qualities at multiple levels.


The Dog’s View on Bullying

The issue of bullying has seriously affected and complicated the educational system in the United States. Why does bullying happen? This question is asked many times without a clear answer. Unfortunately, the consistency with which students are bullied both inside and out of school damages their social comfort and their academic achievements.

These challenges are not reserved to students only but apply also to the administrators, teachers and parents. To this day, Shelby and I are still fighting discrimination and profiling, so she could be accepted as a Pit Bull and a therapy dog.

By presenting my “Dog’s View” on bullying, accompanied by illustrations, examples and stories from both my books (Shelby’s Grace and The Dog Ate My Homework), I cover in my presentation topics that include ways to create a learning environment where fear is not a factor, I share my experience of why bullying happens and ways to decrease it and, based on my experience as a Management/Labor Negotiator, I also present the most effective ways I found to mediate a misunderstanding.

Presence and Accountability

A Dog’s View on Presence and Accountability

When accountability is practiced by all, it creates a balanced and fulfilling environment for everyone and a great sense of empowerment. Through examples from my book The Dog Ate My Homework, I illustrate how trust, teamwork and communication can create a balanced and productive life.

I have learned to live a life of self-actualization and presence by following Shelby’s paw prints as well as my other canine companions. I will share what I’ve learned with you so you could also have an opportunity to change and enhance your life.

Spirituality and Faith

A Dog’s View on Spirituality and Faith

Many of us experience difficulties and daunting thoughts and feelings as we strive for a life of spirituality and faith. I invite you to journey with me, as I share the valuable lessons that I have learned about spirituality and faith from my canine companions.

Through examples from my book Shelby’s Grace, I share and explain how these lessons became the foundation for a life filled with passion, peace and balance.

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

A Dog’s View on Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious disorders that have afflicted millions worldwide. Many, unknowingly, endure these debilitating conditions and find themselves estranged from their loved ones and struggling at work and with everyday life.

I have dealt with both anxiety and depression, searching for solace in family, friends and the amazing transition of my dog Shelby. My own personal experience, as shared in my book, Shelby’s Grace, proves the capacity of individuals to recover from the depths of depression and anxiety and the importance of having the support they need around them, even if it’s from a companion animal.

My companion animal, Shelby, happened to save my life and it is my personal experience, with overcoming anxiety and depression, that I share with my audience.

Presentations to “knock out toxins”

Whether your focus is for your students, teachers, administrators, parents, or, all of the above (remember that from tests?)

We carefully plan with you and tailor each presentation for maximum value for each group.


Personal coaching

Applying a range of experience that includes coaching/training groups, executive business experiences, labor relations, my personal experiences as a parent, and martial arts to name a few. Individual coaching sessions are confidential and can yield a high level of peace for those we work with.

Coaching is available for: Students (18 years and older), Teachers, Staff, Parents

Labor relations/mediation services

As the lead labor negotiator at Verizon for 10 years, I enjoyed my experience settling disputes and working towards an effective Bargaining Agreement. I will now bring this experience to you for assistance in your labor negotiations or bringing help to settle a work place dispute.