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Safe Dog Handbook: A Complete Guide to Protecting Your Pooch, Indoors and Out Spiral-bound – Bargain Price, March 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books; 1 Spi edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592535194
  • ASIN: B003YCQG7C
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,182,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Melanie Monteiro began her journey into the world of canine safety in 2002, after adopting the world’s most thrill-seeking, accident-prone Labrador puppy, Taiga. Since then, she’s become a certified pet first aid instructor and canine safety lecturer to countless dog parents, canine professionals and humane organizations.

A dedicated dog lover, Melanie has been a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a grooming crewmember for SPCA-LA, and volunteer for several other L.A. area rescue organizations. In her quest to help dogs lead safe, healthy lives, she has trained with the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, The American Red Cross and the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, where she earned a certificate in canine nutrition.

In her past life, Melanie was an award-winning advertising writer in Los Angeles. During her twenty-year career, she created campaigns for many national brands including PetSmart and Pedigree, which provided the foundation for her unique insight into the concerns of pet owners.

An L.A. native, Melanie currently lives in Sisters, Oregon, with her husband Mark, the infamous Labrador Taiga, and a constantly revolving guest roster of dogs.


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Very informative and very easy to read.
S. Nash
It is comforting to know that I can grab this book in an emergency and find what I need immediately.
Marty Friedman
I'm a new dog owner and would recommend this book to any owner.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Mackenzie-Smith on April 14, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
This book is a gold mine of information for the care and safety of our beloved pooches. I got it thinking I would use it as a reference / first aid manual for my rambunctious terrier but the minute I opened it to "skim through it" I got hooked and read it cover to cover. Did you know grapes can cause kidney failure in some dogs? Or that the Sago Palm, very common in Southern California gardens, is lethal? A couple of nights ago I turned my back for a second and my dog gobbled up my pasta which was covered with a sauce made with huge chunks of garlic. I remembered seeing garlic on the list of toxic foods so I grabbed my book and turned to pg. 57 and to the most important list all dog owners should have taped on their refrigerator door. The information on separation anxiety (pg. 45) could have saved my dog years of 4th of July stress and if I had seen the safety tip about bolting out front doors earlier (pg. 23) I probably could have saved $5000 on expensive TPLO knee surgery recently. Beautifully written and designed and meticulously researched, this book should be mandatory reading for all dog owners. In fact, I think it should automatically come with all new puppies and rescues as an instruction manual!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dog King on February 20, 2009
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Let me start off by saying that we are owners of a cage free dog boarding facility and have what I thought to be in depth knowledge of dogs. But, as the saying goes, "You don't know everything" couldn't be more true! The Safe Dog Handbook is loaded with information on not only how to keep your dog safe in the outdoors as well as indoor environments but great dog behavior tips as well. The book has an interesting design feature in that it has a spiral binder that allows for easy page access and long term durability. This book should be kept close by for quick reference in a dog emergency, it even comes with two handy bookmarks. I plan on keeping close by at our business and to make sure all our employees read it too. It is extremely well written and photographed and makes the perfect gift for any dog lover.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Nash on February 26, 2009
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This is well written, has everything you need to know (and stuff you didn't even know that you needed to know but you do), and really cute pics. I highly reco this book for anyone who loves dogs and wants to care for them as best they can. Very informative and very easy to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn L. Fryer on July 23, 2013
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It does have some good stuff in it, and a person can always use more input on how to take care of their four legged family members. But it wasn't what I was expecting or hoping for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosabelle on April 12, 2013
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Informative and easy to browse when accessing particular information.
Highlights safety issues that we take for granted in our everyday life with our dogs.
Will recommend it for new dog owners!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Albert on February 3, 2013
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This is the best pet first aid guide I have read. If you can think of a question, you'll find the answer here. I refer to it often. As a petsitter I have dealt with many emergencies, so i keep a copy in my car as well as at home.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By thomas Whalen on February 3, 2013
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lots of helpful info in one place. All dog owners should have this book available. If you love you're dog buy this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aaron R. Hopper on January 31, 2013
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This was a very helpful guide to me knowing what to do and what not to do and I'd recommend it to everyone who has a pet.
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