By Edie Jarolim
A delightfully witty consultant to maintaining much-loved canine not only fed and groomed, yet satisfied to be with you. And vice versa.
Geared to the hundreds of thousands who are looking to be socially dependable but additionally indulgent, who are looking to learn in regards to the most modern principles inc are and coaching, and, exceptionally, who fear approximately their relationships with their canine, this poignant, irreverent consultant is doggone humorous. Written via a first-time puppy proprietor who's been there, anxious approximately that, this entire yet obtainable booklet articulates the questions that many folks have approximately all issues canine-related yet are afraid to invite, all with a reassuring, a laugh tone.
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But you will read, observe, seek advice, and learn. And you will never be mocked by your charge when you do something stupid. In the end, you take a leap of faith. Dog is love. 2. WILL GETTING A DOG CHANGE MY LIFE DRAMATICALLY? Yes, and irrevocably—but in a good way. Unless you have a tiny, flinty heart, in which case you shouldn’t inflict your mean self on a dog or any other living creature. 3. I READ THAT AMERICANS SPENT MORE THAN $20 BILLION ON DOGS LAST YEAR. WHAT MAKES US SO GAGA ABOUT THEM?
Feed him, hang out with him, take him outside, let him know you’re around—but don’t crowd him. If your dog is outnumbered by humans in your household, have each family member approach individually rather than en masse. DON’T GET HUNG UP ON DETAILS What I remember most vividly about Frankie’s first days with me was feeling overwhelmed. Well-meaning friends would recommend the best places to shop for inexpensive flea and tick medication while I was struggling with the big picture: that there was an alien creature in my house who didn’t appear to like me.
5. Don’t support puppy mills. Observing the first, second, and fourth rules will help maintain your dog’s health; honoring the fourth and fifth will ensure you good karma; and following the second and third will go a long way toward keeping you from boring your dog. Which is only fair. Your dog may amuse you with his antics, amaze you with his wisdom, and, occasionally, fill you with fear or anguish, but he definitely won’t bore you. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Frankie, naturally, was my prime source of information and inspiration for this book, but many other dogs and their companion humans also contributed a great deal.
Am I Boring My Dog: And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew by Edie Jarolim