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Grade 4-7-This guidebook helps children establish friendships with their dogs and develop responsibility by caring for them. The introduction for parents discusses things to consider before bringing a dog home, how to choose the right one for your family, foster dog care as a preliminary tryout, and more. The main text covers puppy care, "creature comforts," safety, food, games, and projects. More than 60 activities including crafts, recipes, and games are suggested as are helpful hints to make vet visits and travel with pets easier. Concluding sections have an extensive reading list; resources including Web sites, organizations, and a list of hotels that welcome pets; and a bibliography. Scattered throughout the book are "Paws for Thought," boxed sections with factual tidbits about canine pets. A real treat for dogs and their kids.
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“Good, basic advice, simply stated, is interspersed with enough fun projects to hold the attention of youngsters both two-legged and four-legged.” —Betty White, actress and dog lover


“Shares a wide variety of activities that provide countless hours of indoor entertainment for everyone.” —Dog World magazine

“Dogs deserve a lifelong commitment of responsible caring, and Rosenthal’s book deserves praise for helping children play their part.” —The Humane Society of the United States

“Novel ideas to strengthen the canine/child connection.” —Dog World magazine
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 7
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (August 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556523629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556523625
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,469,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THIS IS A TERRFIIC BOOK FILLED WITH TIPS NOT ONLY ON FUN GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG, BUT ALSO TIPS ON SELECTING A GREAT DOG, TRAINING, GROOMING, AND EVEN RECIPES TO BAKE FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND. THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE DARLING, AND THE TEXT IS FUN AND EASY TO READ FOR DOG LOVERS OF ANY AGE. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK FOR 1ST TIME DOG OWNERS, OR SEASONED DOG LOVERS. GREAT ALL AROUND FUN AND INFORMATION ON TOPICS THAT ARE NOT ONLY HELPFUL BUT ENTERTAINING AS WELL!!!
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It's absolutely wonderful. This is a great book for persons of any age who want to learn how to treat their animal companions with gentle respect, and have great fun with them at the same time. It's clear, well-written, and well-organized, and I've learned a lot from it. The drawings are charming. It's a winner.
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Kid-friendly illustrations and very simple, practical advice will enable families to welcome a dog or a puppy into their lives with love, understanding, and responsibility. This is the best book I've seen for parents and kids to comprehend their pet's needs. It should be offered to anyone wanting their children to develop the qualities of commitment and responsibility along with the sheer fun of sharing their lives with an animal. And the drawings and activities are very, very sweet.
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There are a number of activities that can be fun for kids with dogs. However, not everyone will agree with all the training advice in this book.

My biggest concern is that there's a recipe for raisin cookies for dogs. Raisins are toxic to dogs and should NEVER be fed to them. Same for grapes, onions, etc. If you have a dog, look on line to find lists of people food that can be harmful to you dog. And then don't use those foods as treats!

As a dog trainer, I believe it's better not to feed your dog people food anyway. Treats specifically for dogs will accomplish what you want while avoiding problems like begging at the table, or worse, a surprise visit to the pet emergency hospital!

Overall, though, lots of good ideas here.
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I thought this book would contain activities to do with the dog, as it is it has activities you can do like crafts for your dog with your kids. I am not a craft person so very little in it for me. If you like doing crafts you may like this book.
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