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"Unfailingly logical in its presentation of ideas, with clear explanations and step-by-step training instructions..." -- The Bark Magazine Sep/Oct 2006

From the Publisher

Happy Kids, Happy Dogs includes dozens of instructional photographs, a quiz, advice for each stage of your child's development, and a comprehensive resources section for kids and adults alike. You'll find the latest advice on how to prepare your dog for your baby's arrival, what to do if your child is afraid of dogs, how to choose the best dog for your family, and games to cultivate a positive relationship between your child and dog.

Happy Kids, Happy Dogs is recommended by pediatricians, midwives, veterinarians and dog behaviorists nationwide, by the Trauma Program at University of North Carolina Hospitals and by the award winning The Bark magazine.

"Happy Kids, Happy Dogs is a must-read for expectant parents who own dogs. Shumannfang gives practical and sound advice to help parents keep both children and canines safe and happy. As a mother and a dog-owner, I wish I had read her book before I started my family. I certainly plan to put her strategies to use in my own home."

---Katy Bartlett, M.D., Pediatrician

"Shumannfang's years of training experience, behavioral education and incredible 'doggy intuition' are evidenced in this must read for expectant dog owning families. Happy Kids, Happy Dogs is a well written guide that every expectant dog owning family should read and reread!"

---Susanne Hughes, DVM, Veterinarian

"Dr. Spock finally has some canine company. Happy Kids, Happy Dogs goes beyond the `supervise, supervise, supervise' mantra and provides specific training suggestions so families can cultivate healthy child-dog relationships. This user-friendly book fills a void in the dog training literature. Bravo!"

---Janice Lynn Triptow, J.D., CPDT, CDBC Founder of Dog Behavior Solutions, Inc., Chicago, IL

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (February 23, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1411672127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1411672123
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #996,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a veterinarian, I frequently get questions from clients about how to integrate a dog with a new baby. Now I finally have a wonderful resource for clients who are either expecting or have children. This book provides excellent information on how to make your dog a safe and positive member of the family. Shumannfang's training suggestions are easy to follow and extremely intuitive. This is an absolute must read!

Alison Klaitman, DVM
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I wish I had had this book to give to new pet owners during the years that I headed up our regional Golden Retriever Rescue Program. The author's sound advice and helpful tips on how to have a happy home with both children and dogs are practical and easy-to-absorb. The book is illustrated well with abundant, clear, step by step photos that show just what to do with your baby and your dog. This is a fun and fast read, and I appreciate the positive and often humorous tone of Shumannfang's writing. She also addresses warning signs of when a dog might exhibit problems, how to acclimate a new pet in a household with children, and how to teach children to be a dog's best friend. The book is very practical and contains a lot of great ideas including tips for preventing jealousy ,how to stop your dog from begging at the high chair, and finally some tips on how to teach your dog self-control and to come when called in a way that even busy parents can pull off. Rescue services will be less in demand, if pet owners who become new parents, read this book and follow its advice.
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Very good book, more geared toward introducing your dog to a new child rather than vice versa (which is what I was looking for) though it was a worthwhile purchase as it had lots of things to teach your child about dogs so that was helpful.
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Much more informative than some other books on market for same subject. Shumannfang goes into much more detail on training tips for focusing your dog as well as the importance of remembering to be in control of all situations. Too many parents trust the dog and kids to play together with minimal to no supervision, including professionals who should know better. Shummanfang stresses the need to consult trainers and veterinarians/veterinary behaviorists to insure baby safety and to be fair to the dog. Definitely a must read. S. Loter, DVM
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This "how to" book is a must for all dog owners who are expecting a new baby. You know how much you want to do what's best for baby and your beloved dog, too? Well, this is your answer!
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