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Be A Dog's Best Friend: A Safety Guide for Kids Paperback – May 22, 2009
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Renee Payne owns Walk This Way Canine Behavior Therapy in New York City, and has been training dogs and their humans since the mid-1990's. Renee graduated from the Animal Behavior Center of New York, is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and specializes in canine behavior problems. She has been interviewed by CBS News, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, Esquire magazine and various other media outlets as a behavior expert. Renee also contributes articles on dog training and behavior to numerous magazine and websites. Jennifer Gladysz is a trained dog handler and the owner of Mobile Mutts Dog Walking and Cat Sitting in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a dog owner most of her life and has been walking dogs since 2003. She currently has three pups of her own. Jennifer is also a mom with experience teaching kids how to behave around dogs.
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Be a Dog's Best Friend first drew me in by its adorable cover but also by the subject manner and the fact that they chose a dog for the cover that isn't a tiny little frou frou puppy.
I read the kids with my book and found that the information was 100% useful and easy for them to understand. It broke things down into manageable parts about how to interact and care for a dog. Its bite-sized chapters also allowed me to have conversations with them in between all while holding their attention and interest.
I felt compelled to share the book's name with our pediatrician after learning about the percentage of kids who are treated for dog bites etc.
I hope by spreading the word about this simple but powerful book, it will prevent other kids from misunderstanding a dog's body language and what is and is not appropriate for them to do with a dog (even if it's the best-trained dog in the world).
It's a quick read, it's fun, the illustrations are adorable and I feel it's a must-have whether you have a dog or if there is ever a chance that your child may be at a friend's house that has dogs as pets. K
My daughter told me about the book. She had seen a copy in her school library. The librarian thought the book was great because the school is very diverse and there are many cultures that do not keep dogs as pets and are fearful. She was so glowing in her praise that I went and purchased a copy for myself. I though that since our five children were all raised with household dogs that we knew all about them. I was wrong. The book is full of useful information and makes it easy for children to digest. I run a small martial arts and fitness center. I primarily teach children. I have posted a notice recommending this book to parents as a supplement to their self defense training. There is no better gift for a child than providing them with useful information that is presented in a fun way.
The illustrations, and child friendly language tell both children and adults how to be a dog's best friend safely. As a psychologist and a dog owner, I learned a lot from this book and, as a Grandmother I recommend it highly!
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