When I received a copy of Tony Cruse’s book 101 Doggy Dilemmas I was beside myself…
You see, I never EVER win anything! And I love books!
It’s just doodley difficult to finish one nowadays.
It’s hard to read while in perpetual motion. #goingincircles
But this book was built with me in mind. 101 mini chapters defining some of the reasons behind my dogs behaviour.
Dog trainer Tony Cruse addresses those silly questions pet parents have – but are afraid to ask.
He’s able to disseminate that million dollar question –
Why does my dog do that?
His explanations for why does my dog –
- Lick me all the time
- Show his belly
- Bark at the vacuum cleaner
- Chase bike riders
- Not go out in the rain
– were of particular interest to me because they’re actually antics of my Boys that I don’t understand.
Chapter 3 barked the loudest…
Every chapter provides a “situation, the reason why and quick tips.”
Here’s an abbreviated reason for jumping –
Situation – you walk in the door and before you know it, you’ve got 🐾🐾🐾 all over you.
The reason “why” – Dogs greet dogs at face level. It’s their way of introducing themselves, so they naturally want to do this with us too.
Quick Tips – have some favorite treats on hand. Before the jumping, drop one on the floor and repeat each time BEFORE he attempts to jump again.
My visitors are terrible as training assistants. They encourage the bad behavior. #everydoodletime.
So I decided to engage them in my little exercise…
They ring the bell – they grab a treat…
…then they enter…
Wouldn’t you know – as soon as I put the note, treats and table on the porch we’ve had no visitors! #itslonleyindoodleville
But I’m determined to see this through #sowewait
This is an enjoyable book. It’s like a reference guide you breeze through to the chapters that are of interest to you.
Ideal gift for the new puppy parent, as well as someone (like me) who lives and breathes “dog.”
Paws up and tail wags to Caren and Dakota from Dakota’s Den for hosting the raffle. #myluckschanging
Happy Hump Day
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