Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws
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From the humans at BarkPost comes the first official BarkBook, DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE: Photos and Stories of Life with a Four-Legged Love, which Putnam is excited to publish on October 18, 2016. A collection of community-sourced and never-before-told anecdotes, stories, photos, and intimate insights, DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE captures the depth, spirit, and power of the extraordinary bond between humans and their pups and spotlights more than two hundred unique and remarkable dogs. Some are celebri-dogs (oh hello, Tuna Melts My Heart and Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund) while others are just making their debut; some will make your heart ache while others will make it soar; and others simply look dapper in color.
But this book isn’t just about the dogs; it’s about celebrating the crazy, consuming, unconditional love we feel for them. It’s about the songs you’ve made up for them, the hugs you’ve given them on bad days, and all the outfits that—let’s be honest—you forced them into. It’s about the lightness they’ve brought to our lives just by being there—and having smushy faces. We hear you, dog people; this one is for you.
BarkPost is the mastiff-sized media outlet for all things dog. By creating original (and heart-warming, and goofy) content for dog people, BarkPost helps dogs share their stories with the world using the power of humans. BarkPost is part of Bark & Co, the New York-based startup dedicated to making dogs and their people happy. Since launching in 2012 with BarkBox, a monthly box of funny toys, treats and chews that you can’t find together anywhere else, the dog-obsessed humans at Bark & Co have shipped more than 25 million products to date. The company has since expanded in recent years with a goal of getting the backs of dog parents for everything - creating its own products, experiences and entertainment with BarkShop, BarkLive, and BarkPost.
Stacie Grissom and Morgane Chang from BarkPost and select contributors from the book are available for media interviews. Please contact Katie McKee at Putnam for more information.
DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE• By BarkPost • G.P. Putnam’s Sons •
On Sale: October 18, 2016 • ISBN: 978-0-399-57426-9• $25.00
KATIE MCKEE, Senior Publicity Manager
AMERICA’S TOP FELINE BEHAVIOR EXPERT
AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR
ANSWERS THE 150 MOST BAFFLING QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CAT
CATWISE: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions
Praise for CATWISE:
“Cats are like pieces of art that grace your home and throw up on your laptop, but how we love them, and nobody knows the ways of the mysterious feline any better than Pam Johnson-Bennett. If you are holding this book, be prepared to learn more about cats then you ever could have imagined.”
—Cat owner Joseph S. Bonsall,
Member of the American music group
The Oak Ridge Boys
“…to strengthen our bond with our precious feline friends, Pam’s advice is simply the best. As a proud pet parent of three cats, our home is full of purrs, meows, and love thanks to Pam’s wisdom and training methods.”
—Robin Ganzert, PhD, president and CEO,
American Humane Society
Why do cats always sit on your newspaper or your child’s homework? Why do cats lick your hair? Isn’t it cruel to keep a cat indoors? These are just a few of the puzzles Pam Johnson-Bennett solves in CATWISE: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions (A Penguin Paperback Original; On sale: October 18; $18.00; 9780143129561) the definitive guide to every question you’ve had about your cat―all one-hundred and fifty of them.
In CATWISE Johnson-Bennett explains with insight and experience why cats do what they do, and where they do it, and how we can get them to stop. CATWISE will help you to solve your cat’s behavioral problem, prevent problems from the beginning in the first place, or simply improve the relationship you already have with your cat. Using her trademark approach, “think like a cat,” Pam shows you how to understand all those seemingly inexplicable habits and sudden shifts of mood.
Here is a sample of some topics covered in CATWISE:
- What should we do the first night we bring our new cat home?
- Can I train a cat?
- How do I give my cat a pill?
- How do I train a cat to use its litter box?
- What if my cat stops using the litter box?
- Why does my cat come up only to my friends who are allergic to cats?
- How do I prepare a cat for the arrival of a new baby?
- What’s the best way to introduce dogs and cats?
Pam’s thirty years of observing and advising all inform this idea-filled volume that spans litter boxes to cat trees, declawing to sock-chewing. Organized thematically by topic and question, this authoritative, comprehensive resource offers proven methods to solve your cat’s behavior problems (or head them off before they start) so that you can focus on creating a happy and safe home for all its inhabitants.
About the Author:
Pam Johnson-Bennett is one of the most popular and sought-after cat behavior experts in the world. She is the author of seven award-winning books on cat behavior, including Think Like a Cat, Hiss and Tell, Starting from Scratch, and Cat vs. Cat. She has a private cat-consulting practice in Nashville, appears on Animal Planet UK and Canada, and lectures on cat behavior at veterinary and animal welfare conferences around the world. She’s been featured on CNN, Fox News Channel, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox & Friends, Animal Planet Radio, and many more shows. Print profiles includeWall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Womans World, Newsweek, Prevention, USA Today, Family Circle, Complete Woman, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, USA Weekend, Washington Post, andParade. She was VP of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and founded the IAABC Cat Division. Pam served on the American Humane Association's Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training. She lives in Nashville, TN. To learn more visit http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/
CATWISE: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions
by Pam Johnson-Bennett
A Penguin Paperback Original ▪ $18.00 ▪ On-sale date: October 18, 2016 ▪ ISBN:9780143129561
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MODERN DOG PARENTING
Raising Your Dog or Puppy to be a Loving Member of Your Family
By Sarah Hodgson
"A must-read for a family who's getting their first dog. Lots of practical information on positive methods of training."—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation "Modern Dog Parenting is groundbreaking, effective, compassionate, and fun. The overriding message? Learning shouldn’t be scary. It can be edutainment! Dogs look to us to teach, not bully them. It’s more than okay to love a dog like a child and view yourself as their parent—I do—everyone should! I’m excited to find another voice that inspires love, consideration, and respect for pets and their people."—Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian", New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated pet columnist
Sarah Hodgson is an accredited dog trainer with close to 30 years of experience who is well known for the “For Dummies” books on training. Her upcoming book, MODERN DOG PARENTING: Raising Your Dog or Puppy to Be a Loving Member of Your Family (St. Martin’s Griffin; On-Sale September 6) is a fun and accessible manual for all dog parents who want to train their dog with a focus on parenting, rather than dominating.
Dogs are very similar to humans in many ways – they are able to learn up to 250 words, count up to 5, and imitate human behaviors –so it make sense to treat these intelligent creatures a bit more like children. Hodgson’s family-oriented training methods and gentle style are all the rage right now, with many owners preferring to view their pet as a member of the family. In the vein of The Art of Raising a Puppy, she offers tips on everyday training topics, from choosing the right dog for your lifestyle to living with the pooch day by day. Sarah Hodgson rejects dominance-based training and gets astonishing results with a blend of wit, compassion, energy and proven skills. She communicates instructions clearly, directs behavior compassionately, and rewards success lavishly. Her students—both two- and four-legged—feel valued, confident, connected, and smart. She’s the dog mommy everyone wishes they had.
Sarah Hodgson has worked with several celebrity clients, including Chevy Chase, Katie Couric, Glenn Close, and Susan Sarandon, and her platform only continues to grow. She is a weekly HuffPo blogger and has appeared as a guest expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The Animal Planet and more.
Including a foreword by bestselling author and well-known dog behaviorist Stanley Coren, MODERN DOG PARENTING will show readers that yes, you can love your dog and live with him too.
MODERN DOG PARENTING by Sarah Hodgson
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin; On-Sale September 6, 2016
ISBN-13: 9781250095541 | Price: $16.99 | Format: Trade Paperback
About the Author
A 30-year dog training veteran, Sarah Hodgson is an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the IAABC, and her positive training methods are endorsed by the American Veterinarian Medical Association, the American Humane Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior among others. She is a Huffington Post blogger and author of twelve dog training books.
For more information about Sarah Hodgson and Modern Dog Parenting please visit, WhenDogsTalk.com | @WhenDogsTalk
For more information, or to set up an interview with the author, please contact:
Praise for Modern Dog Parenting
"A must-read for a family who's getting their first dog. Lots of practical information on positive methods of training."
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation "Modern Dog Parenting is groundbreaking, effective, compassionate, and fun. The overriding message? Learning shouldn’t be scary. It can be edutainment! Dogs look to us to teach, not bully them. It’s more than okay to love a dog like a child and view yourself as their parent—I do—everyone should! I’m excited to find another voice that inspires love, consideration, and respect for pets and their people." —Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian", New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated pet columnist "Sarah Hodgson has written a wonderful primer for new dog or puppy owners. The book will also help current dog owners appreciate and understand their dog better and interact most favorably with their furry friend. Think Dogs 101 and you’re right on track with what this book will mean to those who strive for a better relationship with their dog and want to create a friend for life. I give it two paws up!"
—Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and author of Pets on the Couch "A must-read for all dog parents, whether first timers or seasoned. It is a valuable resource for veterinarians as well, many of whom, sometimes myself included, fall short when it comes to solving our patient’s behavior problems. This book has already been a big help to me with my 'not always so perfect' canine crew. Thank you Sarah!"
—Jeff Werber, DVM, nationally-recognized TV and radio host and Veterinarian to the Stars
Jillyn (aka Jilly/Rottigirl) has been training animals all her life. She grew up on a small ranch style setting in Florida riding the rodeo's with her champion barrel racer Buddy and showing and breeding dogs with her family until she started her own kennel in 1992 in Ca. 'Celestial Custom Rottweilers'.
Bachelors degree in Under Water Archeology with a minor in Computer Science and Psychology. She moved back to Fl in 2000 to continue showing her own champion Rotties and having Rotts as working SR dogs, she's been a writer and photographer for The New Barker Magazine of Fl. for the past 10 years. She works the eastern seaboard of all Dog Shows, including the Westminster Kennel Club Show in NYC and Eukanuba Nationals in Orlando Fl. She is well versed in organic nutrition for dogs which has become an one going education for all of her dog clients. She opened Celestial Custom Dog Services of Tampa Bay six years ago incorporating Handling for Confirmation and Show, Basic Obedience , Private Boarding, Family Training with Dog (s), Doggy Day Care and all around animal care for families with pets of all kinds.
The love of her life is currently XerXex Kaillias Keiran. He's an ICE Champion and AKC competitor for championships. He is a certified service dog and hoping to finish his National Search and Rescue license this year.
Celestial Custom Dog Services
of Tampa Bay
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LifeVantage Canine Health
St. Frances Dog Rescue Temperament Testing
Doggie Manners Publishing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brilliant(!) New Book on Puppy Socialization Written by Caryl Wolff
The buzzword today in dog training is Puppy Socialization – acquainting puppies to the “real world” before they are 16 weeks old through positive associations. Puppy owners have previously been told to wait until puppy shots were completed before taking them outside – which is equivalent to keeping a child housebound until he is 12 years old! Veterinary behaviorists now emphasize that the more positive exposure a puppy has before vaccines are completed, the more balanced and behaviorally fit the puppy will ultimately be as an adult dog – that first 16 weeks is critical.
With contributions from top dog experts, this book is endorsed by trainers, owners, and veterinarians, this book gives tips to breeders, owners, and rescue groups on how to socialize puppies safely and effectively.
“Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness”
Dispels many untruths and myths about socialization Bases its recommendations on scientific evidence Offers hundreds of tips and suggestions for breeders, owners/guardians, rescue groups, and trainers on how to properly socialize puppies
“I wrote this book,” says Wolff, “so more dogs will be behaviorally fit and have good doggie manners as adults so that fewer dogs will be relinquished to shelters for behavior issues, many of which would never even appear if they had been properly socialized as puppies.”
About the Author
Author and dog trainer/behavior consultant Caryl Wolff is the first dog trainer to be certified by five dog trainer organizations. She has written seven books about dog training and behavior. She lives in Los Angeles with her two adopted dogs and a 42-year-old blue-and-gold macaw, which she has had since he was a fledgling – she confirms that he is her longest relationship….
Bash Dibra is a big, ebullient man with a warm smile, a gentle manner, and a lifelong affinity for dogs. When he was only three years old and fled with his family from Albania to a refugee camp in Yugoslavia, he made friends with the attack dogs that guarded the compound. Later, as the family traveled through Europe, Bash was able to work with master dog trainers, and he continued his work when he came to the United States. Then came the opportunity to raise and train a wolf, and through this experience Bash developed his unique methods of dog training.
As author of six best-selling books on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in the entertainment industry, Bash Dibra sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets as well as to pets who are celebrities in their own right. Mr. Dibra has trained the pets of countless celebrities, including Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathleen Turner, Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers, Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin. His own pets are celebrities themselves, featured in motion pictures, television commercials and print ads.
Bash has appeared on countless TV shows promoting responsible pet ownership, and he works diligently behind the scenes for animal welfare and to promote animals in service to mankind. Bash credits his incredible way with dogs to his beloved wolf, Mariah, who taught him so much, and who was the official symbol of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
"Celebrity Pet Trainer Bash dubbed the" Pet Laureate of our Times."
From coast to coast, from celebrities to casting directors, from in front of the camera to behind the scenes, the "movers and shakers" in the industry know to contact BASH DIBRA, author, pet expert and celebrity trainer-to-the-stars, who is fast becoming the "PET LAUREATE OF OUR TIMES!" proclaims the prestigious Yearbook of Experts, the in-house industry "Bible" of the media.
Bash is an animal behaviorist, author of 6 best-selling books and a video on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in both the pet and entertainment industry, and the soon-to-be-published "STARPET: How to Make Your Pet A Star." He sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets, as well as any pet owner who comes to him for help.
Bash has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Inside Edition, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show and CNN, promoting responsible pet ownership. He works tirelessly for animal welfare, promoting animals in service to mankind, and is the recipient of numerous awards such as the New York State Humane Association Award, the New York City Veterinary Medical Association�s Unsung Hero Award, American Sociiety for Protection of Animals and the North Shore Animal League�s Legendary Bond Award.
At the age of three, Bash and his parents fled from their native country of Albania to Yugoslavia. They ended up in a refugee camp where Bash had his first introduction to the forerunner of dogs, the wolf. Used to guard the prisoners and supposedly frighten them, Bash soon out-foxed the wolves and had them eating out of his hands much to the chagrin of the prison guards. From that time on Bash knew what his life career would be � working with animals.
Bash�s own pets are celebrities in their own right, having been featured in motion pictures, tv commercials and ads.
For further information, visit his website atwww.bashdibra.com ,
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Pet Power ............. " Behind every leash there is a Voter "Statistics from a recent Pet Industry survey confirm the nations' collective anthropomorphization of our pets:
- 61 percent of women tell their dog about their problems.
- 31 percent of women feel their dog is a better listener than their partner.
- 24 percent of men use their dog to talk to a good-looking stranger in the park.
- 14 percent of men say their dog showed them more affection than their loved ones.
Bash Dibra is a dog trainer extraordinaire, and animal beharovist. Here's some accolades from his fans.
"Bash Dibra leads us through various and very often complex parts of the human-canine relationship and shows us not only how it can work, but how we can make it work."
-Roger Caras, Past President, ASPCA
"He doesn't train your dog; he trains you to train your dog by thinking like a dog."
"Bash Dibra has such a cult following among Manhattan pet owners that he is known simply as Bash, like a rock star.... To clients like Alec Baldwin, he's 'top dog' among personal pet trainers."
-The New York Times
"High profile folks like Mariah Carey and Henry Kissinger rely on Bash, the trainer who can turn the most problematic pooch into a model canine."
"Anyone who can teach Spike anything should be sainted."
"I think Bash Dibra was raised by wolves."
"Bash Dibra is recognized as an authority and deservedly so."
-William J. Kay, DVM, Past President, Animal Medical Center
"There's nobody quite like Bash when it comes to dogs! Within a few weeks my two Bichons were behaving perfectly and trotting happily on their leashes."
-Barbara Taylor Bradford
"Bash not only trains dogs, but truly loves them. And they love him too."
-Sarah Jessica Parker
"Bash did a great job in training Sally, our Border Collie, and in return, she absolutely adores him. That, to me, seems like the best endorsement of his training philosophy."
Charlotte Reed is a popular pet expert that routinely brightens up television screens, graces radio waves, appears on best selling authors' lists and can be found lecturing at sold-out seminars.
As the fore-most expert on everything pet related, Reed counts her unique entrance into the pet industry as a source for her excitement, knowledge and dedication. Feeling a bit under the weather one afternoon, Reed decided to cut her day short working as a securities attorney at a Wall Street firm. Upon returning to her apartment, Reed was surprised to find her friendly, male dog walker…wearing an expensive gown and voguing (highly stylized modern dance characterized by photo model-like poses integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg, and body movement) in a full-length mirror as her dogs watched the dance performance for the loft above. It was right then that Reed decided that the care of her Katie and Kidder, two American Cocker Spaniels, was only to be trusted to a genuine pet professional, not a male, Madonna wannabe. After not being able to find one, Reed left her job on Wall Street and founded the ultimate pet care firm, Two Dogs & A Goat Incorporated.
Reed’s story did not end there but has been chronicled in pages of New York Magazine, Smart Money and others. Her story has grown to become an New York City legend. A few years ago, Reed was attending a lavish party at the Gramercy Park Hotel when a well-known agent launched into a crowd pleasing story. Unbeknownst to him it was about Reed’s run-in with the dancing dog walker. Reed promptly offered up a few corrections of the story, shocking both the agent and his entertained audience. When asked how she knew the details, she responded that she was the story’s canine champion. Hence, the laughter never stopped; but, neither has Reed’s pet-friendly career nor has she failed to hear her story told again and again.
From the day of the incident, Reed has advised, suggested and advocated on behalf of pets and their people. Whether it was an famous songstress wanting her Maltipoo styled for a woman’s magazine photo shoot; an owner of a lost pet seeking advice how to find his dog; an award-winning pianist needing expert training tips for his three Labradors; a favorite, court house waitress desiring a solution her cat’s constant scratching; or even, a global pr firm requiring help understanding pet consumer behavior, Reed continues to provide the solution-oriented and cost-effective answers to lead happier and healthier pet lifestyles.
A comprehensive myth buster on the theories of dominance dog training
and why we shouldn’t blame the wolf ★ A true comparison between wolves
and dogs and the truth about the differences ★ How to have a happy dog ★
How to be a good handler ★ Superb colour photographs ★ Learning to say no
to inappropriate dog training ★ The freedom to let your dog be your faithful
companion ★ Looking at where training methods came from ★ Recognising
pain in your dog ★ Dog training from a fresh, more respectful angle
This book is a critique of traditional dog training and all the myths surrounding it, prompting the reader to look
again at why we do certain things with our dogs. It corrects out-of-date theories on alpha status and
dominance training, which have been so prominent over the years, and allows you to consider dog training
afresh in order to re-evaluate your relationship with your canine companion, ultimately achieving a partnership
based on mutual trust, love and respect.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Toni Shelbourne is a successful Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner, and has worked
professionally with dogs since 1989. In 2001 her work took her to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, where she
was introduced to a pack of socialised wolves. She went on to work with the pack for ten years as a Senior
Wolf Handler and Education Officer. Through her time with these animals, Toni developed a unique insight into
their behaviour, leading to her questioning ingrained ideas about alpha theory.
Toni has written for several national dog magazines. This is her first book.
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