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MODERN DOG PARENTING
Raising Your Dog or Puppy to be a Loving Member of Your Family
By Sarah Hodgson
Praise
"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:
Staci Burt, Associate Publicist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-307-5570
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

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Today is Saturday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2016. There are 294 days left in the year.

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. locally. Clocks go forward one hour.


Host - Jon Patch
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Orange County Florida: Save Rufus!

By Julie W.
Orlando, Florida

Rufus is a friendly, one-year-old Beagle pup who has been sentenced to death by Orange County FL Animal Services because of an accident that occurred in the pup's home. His owners don't want him destroyed and we need your help because he could be put down any day now!

Rufus' family is doing everything in their power to stop him from being put down after he bit their four year old child. I'm a friend of Rufus' family and I know that Rufus is not at all an aggressive dog - he was just excited about his new food (he had never had wet dog food before) and their son startled the puppy from behind while he was eating. But the county says that because the boy needed a few stitches, they have to kill Rufus and took the puppy from the family.

The child is not traumatized, the family loves the dog and wants him to live, and is willing to give up their beloved dog to another home with no children. So why would the county be so heartless to not even consider that option?


A heartwarming story, just in time for the Christmas season!

 

 

THE PUPPY THAT CAME FOR CHRISTMAS

How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy

By Megan Rix

 

 

 

All Megan Rix and her husband Ian wanted was a baby to complete their happy home, but sadly it seemed life had different plans—until one Christmas brought them an unexpected gift. Just in time for the holiday season comes the internationally bestselling memoir, A PUPPY THAT CAME FOR CHRISTMAS (A Plume Original, on sale October 25, 2011), a poignant story of hope lost and found.

 

In this heartwarming book, Rix shares how the crushing emotional stress of endless fertility doctor visits led her and her husband to become a different kind of parent to a few life-changing golden retrievers. 

 

In an attempt to distract themselves from their disheartening conception efforts, Megan and Ian became involved with a charity which provided service dogs to people with disabilities.  They would be responsible for training dogs for placement with people who needed the specially skilled animals to live more normal lives. 

 

From fetching clothing and food to anticipating seizures in children so their parents can get them through the episode safely, the retrievers were life savers to many disabled people.  And in training these special animals, Megan and Ian bonded closely with their pups – first Emma, then Freddy – as any dog lovers do. But fostering the special pups was only a temporary fix to their issues, and an ultimately disappointing one after having to give them up the puppies time after time.

 

Megan and Ian didn’t know if they could keep taking in these adorable golden retrievers and giving them away, even if they knew it was for a good cause.  It was becoming too difficult, too painful, and their fertility treatments were adding to the stress. More than anything, they wanted that one special addition to their family to complete their happy home.

Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along…and stayed.

 

THE PUPPY THAT CAME FOR CHRISTMAS: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy is an endearing and inspirational story that will captivate animal lovers and those who believe that when one door closes, another one opens.

 

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The Puppy That Came for Christmas

Megan Rix

Plume / on sale October 25, 2011 / $14.00 / ISBN: 978-0-452-29748-7

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Megan Rix was born in London, and lived in America, New Zealand, and Singapore before marrying her husband, Ian, and settling in England.