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Jerry Duty: A Tale of Puppy Training Trouble (Ben, the Very Best Furry Friend Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Holly Raus , Nancy Morales
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In Jerry Duty: A tale of Puppy Training Trouble, Ben the therapy dog introduces his new brother Jerry and shows kids that although puppies are very cute and fun to play with, it takes work and responsibility to train puppies and keep them out of mischief!

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From the Author

     The impulsive decision to add an 8 week old puppy to our household led to exhausted and exasperated groans of "What have we done?"   Prior to the advent of puppy Jerry, we had been living with our 10 year old golden retriever Ben, a trained therapy dog, who seemed to feel that his purpose in life was to please us.  Jerry was adorable and very entertaining but as he grew, he found more and more trouble to get into and I had forgotten how house training was only successful with hourly diligence and nightly treks to stand in the snow as Jerry learned to go potty outside.
     Jerry's knack for getting into trouble escalated from dragging the bed pillows all over the house to his ultimate feat of destruction: chewing up my passport the day before I was due to leave on an international flight. I did manage to obtain an expedited passport at a premium price and was able to go on my trip but I began to think that all of this material Jerry was supplying would make a great book.  I wanted the story to be useful in addition to providing laughs about puppy antics and mischief. My hope is that Jerry Duty: A Tale of Puppy Training Trouble can provide parents with a way to first introduce the concepts of pet care and responsibility to their children in a fun story format.

About the Author

Holly Raus is inspired by her dogs to write for children using real life anecdotes to teach about pet care and responsibility, dog training, and the role of therapy dogs. She feels privileged to be able to combine her love of dogs and reading in this way and she works at her local library in youth services as a planner and presenter of children's programs.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2177 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Pylon Publishing (May 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,113,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars So cute! January 14, 2014
By Cool103
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Great for little dog lovers! Great illustrations!! So cute! It is a perfect read aloud, just enough words and pictures. Really nice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Children love this book! October 30, 2013
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I bring this book, along with the first book "Ben, The Very Best Furry Friend", to every reading to the animals program that I do. This book is a great way to explain to children the responsibilities of having a puppy. Children love this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved that u put your children in the story July 16, 2013
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Well done my dear. Clear language. Easy to read. Great pictures too. Love the picture of you and the puppy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captures Raising a Puppy Perfectly July 16, 2013
By Erin A
For those of you who have children who REALLY want a puppy (and promise to take care of it), Jerry Duty is just the thing to give them an idea of what work is involved in raising a puppy. From midnight housebreaking sessions, to arguments over whose turn it is to have "Jerry Duty" to damaged items during puppy teething, the reality of puppy training is clearly demonstrated. The warm illustrations of a sweet puppy interacting with his family and older dog brother are inviting and will be reminders of how all of that work is truly worth it when puppy grows into a faithful companion like big brother Ben. A must for all animal-lovers...and families with young children who "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE" really want a puppy!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cute January 15, 2014
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It is a cute story that shows how puppies can be a lot of responsibility and hard work but still grow into amazing dogs that have a lot to contribute.
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More About the Author

Holly Raus is an avid dog lover and an advocate of children's literacy through her volunteer work. She and her golden retriever, Ben are a Pet Partners team registered with the Delta Society promoting the Human-Animal Health Connection®. Over the past 5 years, she has hosted weekly reading programs at libraries where children practice reading aloud to Ben in a non-judgmental, supportive and fun atmosphere.

According to a 10 week study conducted by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, students aged 7 to 12 who read aloud to pets increased reading fluency by 30%. ABC News, Iowa Health Home Care and others confirm the benefits of reading to pets for children. Holly and Ben also visit nursing homes, children's bereavement camps, adult day care centers, present to boy scout troops and historical societies, and appear at wellness fairs and family autism seminars as a therapy team.

Her "Tales for Tails" children's library program has led her to a career as a library staff member. "Ben: The Very Best Furry Friend", a playful and informative children's story, is her first book. It was inspired by the people she and Ben have met through their volunteer visits. Holly lives near Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire with her husband, two children and Ben.


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