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Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming dog-competition series THE PACK, which premieres tomorrow Friday, 11/20. We have 12 fantastic contestants and dog lovers

 

More information on the series and the contestants can be found below. On the surface, this is a global unscripted series that celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions, hosted by the talented and charismatic Olympic gold-medalist Lindsey Vonn and her canine co-host Lucy. In reality though, this series is so much more than that.

 

ABOUT THE TEAMS

Brian Calvert & Dixie (Camby, IN) – Dixie is a 5-year-old Old Bluetick Coonhound. She’s a therapy dog for veterans and a deer tracking dog. She’s known as “Dixie The Praying Dog” because Brian taught her how to ‘bow’ down to pray and say thank you to Veterans on command. Brian is a 47-year-old man from Camby, Indiana. Half of the week, Brian drives semi-trucks while taking Dixie to public appearances and events for the rest of the week. Both Brian and Dixie have dedicated their lives to helping Veterans, kids, and anyone who might need a smile. Brian and Dixie have a custom Jeep Wrangler with Dixie’s signature logo on it. They drive around in the Jeep participating in parades, escorting charity motorcycle rides, and escorting veterans’ funerals.

 

Chelsey Lowe & Gryffin (Newport Beach, CA) – Gryffin and Chelsey currently live in Newport Beach, California, where they enjoy doing activities such as surfing, stand up paddle boarding, yoga, beach volleyball, and anything else outdoors. Chelsey played college volleyball at UC Santa Barbara and is a yoga instructor. Chelsey found Gryffin at just seven weeks old about seven years ago, on her way home from a trip, and Gryffin hasn’t left her side since. They do everything together. Chelsey even brings her to work, teaching her yoga classes with Gryffin by her side!

 

Chisum Joe Johnson & Kepo (Cogar, OK) – Kepo joined Chisum’s family in 2017. Chisum initially got Kepo as a friend to his older dog (who has since passed) and a new friend for him. Chisum began to train Kepo as a tracking pup, and through that, they grew a close bond. Chisum didn’t realize how smart a dog could be until he befriended Kepo. Chisum credits Kepo for keeping him grounded after a stressful day at the fire station.

 

Daniel Reese & Allister (Chicago, IL) – Four years ago, Daniel Reese was blessed to be in the right place at the right time rescuing Allister, his sweet Wired Haired Rat Terrier, making him Daniel’s forever fur best friend. Allister is always ready for the next big adventure. Daniel gets so much love from Allister that he now wants to share that feeling with the world.

 

Donna Modafferi & Charlie (New York City, NY) – Donna Modafferi and her Schnoodle-Schnauzer-Poodle, Charlie, currently reside in New York City. Donna fell in love with Charlie’s adorable face from a photo she saw online – proving there is such a thing as love at first sight. When Donna brought Charlie home in July 2016, Charlie fit into Donna’s little family perfectly and has brought them so much joy and love ever since.

 

Josh White & Snow (West Hollywood, CA) – Josh has a 3-year-old Standard Poodle named Snow. Joshloves to groom Snow, changing up her look to then go out and take photos of her! Snow enjoys all the attention and all the love, but most of all, she just enjoys spending time with Josh – and Josh enjoys spending all his time with her!

 

Kioni “Kentucky” Russell Gallahue & Derby (San Diego, CA) – Kentucky got Derby from a loving family that realized that they couldn’t take care of him and needed to re-home him. Kentucky took him in, and they have been best friends ever since. Once living with Kentucky, Derby discovered a whole new world, and Kentucky helped give Derby the confidence to enjoy and explore it. Derby came into Kentucky’s life at a low point, and he helped get Kentucky through the hard times and start a new life in San Diego. Together they are inseparable. They love to surf, ride motorcycles, and find new, fun, crazy activities together.

 

Linh Iacona & Chance (Brooklyn, NY) – After suddenly losing Linh’s first dog, a senior rescue, she searched on Petfinder and found Chance (who at the time was called Griff). She drove 8 hours that day to pick him up at his foster home. At only six weeks old, he was found homeless roaming the streets of Kentucky, then transported to Pennsylvania to be fostered. She adopted Chance at three and a half months old, and now he’s living his best life in Brooklyn.

 

Lucy Riles & Duchess (Woodland Hills, CA) – Duchess is an 8-year-old Black Lab that loves tennis balls and playing fetch with Lucy, a Stay-at-Home Mom of four kids, two dogs and wife to one husband. Duchess and Lucy’s bond began when Duchess was four months old. With a toddler and baby already in tow, Lucy decided to adopt Duchess from Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue. But as the years went on, it’s pretty clear that Duchess was the one doing the rescuing all along. The unconditional love, security, companionship and emotional support Duchess has provided Lucy and her kids has gotten their family through some of life’s most devastating losses and obstacles. Not only has Duchess saved the lives and hearts of Lucy and her family, but Duchess is also about to win over your hearts as well! This duo may be the oldest female team on The Pack and viewed as a couple of underdogs...but never underestimate the inner strength of a mom and her lab. Lucy and Duchess are here to prove you CAN teach an old dog (and old broad) new tricks!

 

Mark LeBlanc & Ace (Salt Lake City, UT) – Mark is a 31-year-old mechanical engineer and professional photographer with a furry best friend named Ace, a 10-year-old Border Collie. Mark specifically wanted a breed that could match his physical abilities and intensity—Ace was exactly that for him. They love to push themselves to the limit in the mountains. Living in Salt Lake City, Utah, they are always active outdoors doing things like rock climbing, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and trail running. At six months old, Ace was catching frisbees 30 yards away, and at ten years old, a ten-mile trail run is simply a warm-up. Together, Mark and Ace have an unbreakable bond and a thrill for adventure.

 

Mitra Najibeh Yosri & Bozley (Los Angeles, CA) – Nine years ago, Mitra Yosri met Bozley, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. Bozley escorted Mitra when she made the life-changing decision to move from Utah to Los Angeles, and they do absolutely everything together. With the unconditional love and companionship that Bozley has always provided her, Mitra has been able to take risks and pursue her dreams. Today, Mitra and Bozley enjoy cuddling and hiking through the hills of Eagle Rock and sharing food. Mitra is most happy at home with Bozley and her two cats. Bozley is happiest trying to catch flies and never leaving Mitra’s side.

 

Vania Zuniga & Jax (Long Beach, CA) – Jax is a goofy three-year-old Golden Retriever who loves to be attached to Vania’s hip (unless there is a squirrel around). This pair loves to spend their time soaking up the sun at the beach. Jax loves to put a smile on anyone’s face, but be careful because his dog hair is contagious!

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

At stake is a life-changing monetary prize for the winning duo ($500,000) and the animal charity of their choice ($250,000). Additionally, THE PACK donated $250,000 during filming to multiple charities and animal rescue organizations in each country, helping to pay it forward to dogs and those who love them around the world. To win the monetary prize for themselves and their charity, the teams depended on their understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses In order to prove to have the strongest bond in the pack. In each locale, the human and dog duos faced fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompanied the group on their exciting journey, making sure it was a positive and safe experience for everyone. 

 

The competitors range from veterans to mothers to celebrity dog hairstylists – and their precious pups range from young to old, nervous to confident and comforting to competitive. Teams began in their journeys in their home states of Indiana, Oklahoma, New York, California and beyond – and acclimated to new climates, countries, altitudes and adventures along the way.

 

All in, the series emphasizes the incredible relationships humans and dogs are able to form throughout life’s hurdles, and the passion true dog lovers possess, as seen by the donations of hard-earned funds to charities that exist in support of these animals.

 

NBC WILL BROADCAST 19TH ANNUAL ‘NATIONAL DOG SHOW’ ON THANKSGIVING DAY, NOV. 26 AT NOON IN ALL TIME ZONESJOHN O’HURLEY AND DAVID FREI RETURN TO CO-HOST THE CELEBRATEDCANINE COMPETITIONNEW YORK – Oct. 13, 2020 – NBC will present the 19th anniversary edition of thebeloved holiday special “The National Dog Show” airing Thanksgiving Day (noon-2p.m. in all time zones), Nov. 26, following the telecast of NBC’s “Macy’s ThanksgivingDay Parade.”As previously announced, the Kennel Club of Philadelphia will once again hold itsannual all-breed dog show in November in Oaks, Penn. With full attention being givento state and local health and safety issues for activities during the COVID-19pandemic, and under the approving guidance of the Montgomery County Board ofCommissioners and the Montgomery County Department of Health, the club willstage a single, two-day show on Nov. 14-15 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.“The National Dog Show” celebrates man’s best friend and will be hosted by award-winning TV personality, author and Broadway star John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld,”“Dancing with the Stars”), and expert analyst David Frei, a longtime breeder-owner-handler and American Kennel Club judge. NBC Sports correspondent Mary Carillowill also offer her insights during the telecast.Last year a 2-year-old male Bulldog named Thor topped the 2,000-dog field to takehome the Best In Show title.Three new breeds will be on hand at the show for the first time this year, making atotal of 207 breeds and varieties sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC). TheBarbet (Sporting Group) is a water dog from France with a long, sweeping tail, adense coat of curly hair and a distinctive beard. He’s an agile athlete with a bright,friendly nature. The Dogo Argentino (Working Group) is a strong and intelligenthunting dog from Argentina, originally bred to hunt big game such as boar andmountain lion. He has a short white coat and expressive face. The Belgian Laekenois(Herding Group), like its three close Belgian relatives (Belgian Malinois, BelgianSheepdog, Belgian Tervuren), was originally used in police work. They all still dosome police work but are best known as athletic, hardworking herding dogs. TheLaekenois separates itself with its different coat color and texture, and a differentregion of origin.“The National Dog Show” is a beloved holiday tradition for families across the nation.The telecast reached nearly 25 million viewers during Thanksgiving week last year,delivering its third-best score in total viewers since its first broadcast in 2002. Theshow is part of a five-hour block of family programing on NBC, offering the country’s65 million pet-owning households a full afternoon of fun entertainment while raisingmoney for canine-related causes. For more information on “The National Dog Show,” visit:http://www.nationaldogshow.comBreed descriptions and more information can be found athttps://nds.nationaldogshow.com/event-info/the-seven-groups/Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @NBC.MEDIA

 
 

OUR MISSION

For you, your pet, and the planet™

Welcome to Chews Happiness: Handcrafted Dog Treat Bakery and Gifts for Dogs

Our mission is to spread happiness to you, your pet, our global neighbors and the planet. By taking a holistic approach to business and the world, our goal is to create a never-ending Happiness Cycle for pets, people, and the planet.

When you give your pet our gourmet doggie desserts, you can feel confident that…

  • Each creation we offer is thoroughly tested for quality and safety.
  • A fair wage is paid to workers in the USA and abroad.
  • Animals and people are treated humanely and ethically.
  • Sustainability is always a top priority.
  • We stand behind our products 100%
  • You’re giving a product as unique and special as your dog.
Join us on The Path to Chew Happiness™. Learn more about us, our special macarons for dogs and other dog gifts…

MEET US

Chews Happiness high-quality artisan dog treat bakery was founded by two people with a shared longing and a dream. Tavor White and Meeta Gawande wanted to break out of the doldrums associated with their cutthroat corporate careers and dedicate themselves to doing good for the planet.​

During a trip to Bhutan, they were inspired by the country’s commitment to Gross National Happiness, a concept that focuses less on making money and more on protecting the environment, people, and culture.​

After returning to the U.S., Tavor and Meeta got married, moved to the Colorado mountains, and expanded their family to include a puppy named Bouncer. Like so many pet parents, they wanted the best for their little bundle of joy. However, they soon learned that finding safe, high-quality pet products with “good vibes” wasn’t easy. It was at this point that they got an idea.

Why not create great products like gourmet Barkaron French macaron dog treats that promote happiness for people, their pets and the planet?​

And so, Chews Happiness was born!

 

Barkaron® Decadent Doggie Desserts®

 
 

Special Holiday Dog Gift!

Buy 2 Barkaron Gift Boxes and Get a Free Happiness Pals® Dog Toy (a $21.99 – $24.99 value)! (specific toy model may vary)

 

Happiness Hugs® Dog Sweaters

 
 

Special Holiday Dog Gift:

Buy a Happiness Hugs dog sweater and get a FREE Barkaron® Dog Gift Box! ($24 value)

SynopsisThere are around 10 million dogs in the U.K. and many are chosen because they look cute and cuddly as a puppy. Which Dog? helps would-be dog owners avoid the pitfalls and problems that can so easily occur as the puppy grows into a dog.They may be cute and cuddly as a puppy but what will they grow up to be?It is true to say that most dogs share common characteristics but there are many traits that are particular to individual breeds.Some dogs need constant exercise and can run their owners off their feet; some rarely want to leave the house.Some enjoy the company a family can give; some like to remain alone and aloof.Some dogs are extremely low maintenance whilst others cry for constant care.The list goes on...Which Dog? guides the new owner through the most popular breeds and gives an insight into the way a puppy can develop into a perfect member of the family.Illustrated with colour photographs throughout, and full of facts’, this book is not only an essential guide but also a pleasure for all the family to enjoy.

E-Book copy for your pleasure

 

 


Uplift Your Spirits with a Visit to a Unique and Inspiring Dog Rescue.

Monkey’s House a Dog Hospice & Sanctuary is truly Where Dogs Go To Live!

Southampton, NJ October 22 - How sad it would have been had Cole disappeared into that dark room in the back of the shelter, alone and frightened, as if he never existed. This is often the fate of dogs afflicted with medical issues. Cole, a senior dog with cancer, was discarded by his owner, much like throwing away an old pair of shoes. Michele and Jeff Allen said enough is enough and started a dog hospice and celebrate the beauty each dog has to offer. They have welcomed over 100 hospice dogs into their home, thankfully Cole was one of those dogs that experienced the final chapter of his life filled with dignity and love.

Their new book Where Dogs Go To Live!: Inspiring Stories of Hospice Dogs Living in the Moment highlights many of the dogs that have called Monkey’s House home. Share in their journeys, laugh at their crazy antics, and shed a few tears while witnessing miracles of transformation. Rejoice along with these dogs, knowing they experienced the greatest gift of all, the healing power of love.

The book is quickly becoming a dog lovers favorite, an Amazon Best Seller has compiled 5 Star reviews and endorsements.

“The stories in this book will deeply touch your heart…” - Jack Canfield, Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul

“An inspiring and heart-warming book that needs to be read by every dog lover.” - Rodney Habib, Founder Planet Paws

“Monkey’s House captures the few remaining moments of terminal dogs’ lives and makes each day magical for them.” - Karen Shaw Becker, Wellness Veterinarian

A portion of the proceeds benefit their non-profit and can be purchased at all book store as well as on Amazon: https://lnkd.in/gah8j4M

Jeff Allen is the cofounder of Monkey’s House a Dog Hospice & Sanctuary, est. 2015. He leads a duel life helping people and dogs alike as a manager in Human Resources at a pharmaceutical company and by running Monkey’s House (www.monkeyshouse.org) with his wife, Michele Allen, member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and a 2017 CNN Hero recipient. Their sanctuary has been recognized for its outstanding work saving and caring for hospice dogs and was awarded Rescue of the Year in 2017 by World Dog Expo. Living a life among twenty-five hospice dogs has given them experience and hands-on knowledge you can’t find in a book. He and Michele live in Southern New Jersey with their pack of furry kids.

Founder & Director: Love from Luke was established in 2017 by Melissa Anne Sweeney (Lissa) . She has 25 years experience working with rescued animals. Her mission to have the rescued dogs help to emotionally heal as many people as possible. There is an special comfort animals can offer us and the is why they are blessing. Melissa is the author of the Love from Luke book series. In her spare time, which is very little, she continues to write about the dogs she has worked and the lessons they have taught her. She is originally from Milford, MA and has resided in Tampa, FL for 16 years. Hi Everyone, Hi there- my name is Melissa, thanks for visiting our page. Thisis a picture of myself and "soon to be therapy dog," Loved Luna. I am dog mom for special needs dogs and founder of Love from Luke a 5013c non-profit. 100% of items purchased from this site goes directly to our dogs. Prior to going into full-time dog rescue and non-profit work I was a military college professor for 8 years. I have a Doctorate (DBA) in International Business and conducted detailed research on various cultures to create unity and high-performing teams. My professional name is Dr. Melissa Anne Sweeney but nowadays I go by Lissa, just drop the ME off Melissa. I currently have two Love from Luke books published. Prior to that had 9 nine research/textbook published- they didn't do as good as my LFL books surprisingly (ha-ha). I was forever changed in May of 2014, when I rescued a senior Siberian Husky who I named Luke. My personal passion is animal rescue and well-being. For over 20 years I have assisted dogs and cats find forever homes where they are loved and healed from their past abuse. Caring for abused and mistreated animals is rewarding but, I won't lie, it can also be stressful! That is why I felt it was important for me to write the book Love from Luke: Lessons learned from a Rescued Dog! My goal is to help individuals who rescued animals better understand how they often communicate with us when they have had an abusive past. In this book I share the journey I had with my 11 year old senior rescue, Luke. I learned to recognize that many of Luke’s reactions were caused by his abusive past. Other times, his behavior was because he was not feeling good. While learning how to relate to Luke and meet his needs, I was introduced to the highest and closest bond a human and animal can create. This was established because mutual respect was formed. This respect created a deep love within me, not only for Luke, but for animals in need and fellow rescuers. Luke taught me how to create a loving trustworthy bond with previously neglected and/or abused dogs. Before Luke passed I promised him that I would continue to rescue animals and help educate on how people can become more involved in rescuing abused animals. GOD definitely heard the promise I made and divinely placed specials needs dogs into my life. These dogs have come from some of the most severe abuse and/or were born with physical disabilities and I became a 5013c non-profit dog sanctuary. I recognized how my dogs started to inspire others, because they are truly loved and are clueless that they are different. I realized they are a perfect example to teach others that we are beautifully and wonderfully made. PLUS they and love to serve others. After time in prayer and reflection I realized what a blessing it is to serve other and assist in contributing to ones local community. The goal of Love from Luke expanded to have previously abused individuals (unwanted, out-fostered youth, domestic violence and human traffic survivors) help heal through the animals and later have them become active in training and working with the dog too. Creating a win-win for all members of the community, the person and the dog both brings joy, laughter, companionship and entertainment (for sure) to others. Let's face it, this would needs more healing and love. Additionally, as I was writing the book more ideas came to me that I know other pet parents and animal lovers would appreciate and before I knew I had a store of healthy pet treats, custom tee-shirts and jewelry with the photos of my rescues. If you live in the Florida area or come to visit please look for me at local crafts shows or any outdoor events where vendors are welcomed! If you bring your fur-baby they can sample my treats!

Southern Halo

The Mississippi Delta, recognized by many as the birthplace of Rock and Roll and the Blues, is heavily rooted in the upbringing of the Morris sisters. Influenced by the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, Southern Halo was formed originally as a country/pop teenage trio. Now based out of Nashville and performing as a duo, sisters Nata and Tinka are bringing a fresh level of confidence and depth to the studio and stage. Live shows with Nata (principal songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist) and Tinka (drums) consist of vibrant harmonies, instrumental versatility, and southern rock grittiness. Like champagne and whiskey, one brings the bubbly and the other brings the fire. Previously as a trio, the Morris girls became the youngest artists to compete in the Texaco Country Showdown in 2014, held at the Ryman. Their debut EP followed, produced by Alabama’s Jeff Cook. Nashville songwriters Gerald O’ Brien and Catt Gravitt produced the next two projects in 2015 and 2018 with the latter release, Just Like In the Movies, generating two MusicRow Country Breakout Top #25 hits. During that time, the sisters opened for a host of top-tier acts, including Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Maren Morris, Dionne Warwick and B.B. King. They have also thrilled audiences in the UK, at CMA Music Fest, Bluebird Café, and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Nata and Tinka call Nashville their home now. 

Website: www.southernhalo.net

Current single " Don't Let Another Day Go By"
(release date April 24,2020)

The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is a superb, reassuring, and comprehensive work. "Dr. Spock for dogs."—Elle magazine wrote of its first edition, originally published as The Hound Health Handbook, and now completely revised and updated.

Today's dog owners are more attuned to their pets' health and well-being than ever before. And with good reason: Americans spend upward of $10 billion annually on their canine companions. The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook is the one essential and truly readable book for these devoted dog owners. Surpassingly clear and complete, with more than 100 illustrations and diagrams, it covers everything from choosing the best dog to puppy care, nutrition, vaccines, behavior, first aid, and senior care, plus thorough discussions of more than 100 canine illnesses. Reflecting the latest advances in veterinary medicine, this edition offers up-to-the-minute advice on "design dog" breeds, pet food safety, homemade diets, changing vaccine protocols, new medications for allergies, car sickness, obesity, and heart disease, developments in surgery and cancer treatment, pet insurance, and more.

With The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook, the vet is always in.

 

Author Bio:

Betsy Brevitz, D.V.M., had a ten-year career as a magazine writer and editor before becoming a veterinarian. A 1998 graduate of the highly regarded Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, she now lives and practices in northern New Jersey. The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Keeping Your Dog Happy, Healthy, and Active originated with her "Ask the Vet" column for the acclaimed website Urbanhound.com.

Give the gift of safety with Bully Buddy! Dogs can now enjoy a custom size bully stick without the hazard of choking thanks to this one-of-a-kind device. Bow Wow Labs, Inc., the makers of innovative products to help keep dogs safe and healthy, launched their company in November 2018 with the Bully Buddy and their line of premium Bully Sticks. This safety first product pair has become very popular among pet parents.

Bully sticks make for a fun and beneficial treat for dogs because they encourage your pup's natural instinct to chew. The Bully Buddy is a durable, easy-to-use, veterinarian-vetted, and dog-approved device that tightly secures bully sticks, preventing dogs from choking on the tail-end of the treat. The screw twist technology keeps bully sticks secure, and dogs can really appreciate this feature as opposed to working their paws to keep a loose bully stick in place. It's a light-weight device and is BPA free and dishwasher safe. Bully Buddies are available in five sizes.

Bow Wow Lab's healthy and nutritious Bully Sticks are hand sorted to fit each size of Bully Buddy. They're low-odor and are sustain-ably sourced from free-range, grass-fed cattle that are 100% hormone free, and never treated with chemicals. The Bully Buddy and Bully Sticks are a "paw-fect" match, so be sure check out the Starter Kit for the ultimate dog-loving gift.

Starting at $33.13, the Starter Kit includes a Bully Buddy (choose the right size based on the dog's weight), one pack of (5) Bow Wow Labs premium, hand-selected 6-inch bully sticks that match your size Bully Buddy, and one sealable stay-fresh jar. Both dog and owner will love and appreciate the many benefits and safety features that the Bully Buddy and Bully Sticks from Bow Wow Labs provide to our most precious companions. Cheers to safer snacking this holiday season! Learn more and order yours today! https://bowwowlabs.com/products/bully-buddy-starter-kit?variant=29600217858113

About Bow Wow Labs, Inc.:
The team at Bow Wow Labs is made up of a diverse group of men and women on a mission to keep dogs healthy happy and safe with products and services that make life easier and fun for dogs and their owners. We offer innovative products that build lasting bonds and we do it all in the name of creating happier dogs with empowered owners, maximizing the enjoyment of having a dog while minimizing many of the risks dogs encounter in everyday life.

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In 2018, more than 60 million American households owned a dog. Most dog owners will teach their pups basic cues such as “sit” and “stay.” But imagine visiting friends, only to find their dog opening the door to greet you, closing the door behind them, and bowing to say hello! It’s possible with THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS FOR THE BEST DOG EVER: A Step-by-Step Guide to 118 Amazing Tricks and Stunts (March 19, 2019; $17.95; by Larry Kay and Chris Perondi; Workman Publishing), an indispensable, step-by-step guide featuring 118 tricks and stunts that strengthen the bond between owner and dog—and impress all who watch!

THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS FOR THE BEST DOG EVER will enrich the lives of furry friends from all walks of life. Dog lovers can teach their canine companions a range of tricks from three comprehensive training programs (Beginner, Intermediate, and Pro), including:

  • Beginner
    • Sit Pretty: Dog sits up, raises both paws to chest, and stays balanced
    • Boing: Dog jumps in the air on cue
    • Crawl on Lure: Dogs scoots on the ground towards owner in a crawl position

 

  • Intermediate
    • Wrap It Up: Dog grabs the edge of a blanket and rolls to wrap it around herself
    • Run the Bases: Dog runs in sequence to a series of baseball bases
    • Cookie Nose: Dog balances cookie on snout and waits to eat it
  • Pro
    • Ride a Skateboard: Dog rides a skateboard across the room to owner
    • Dance on Two Around Me: Dog stands up on two hind legs and walks backward around trainer
    • Catch a Flying Disc: Dog races after flying disc, leaps into the air, and catches in his mouth


For those with aspirations of fame for their beloved pets, Chris Perondi, the #1 stunt dog and tricks master trainer and founder of Stunt Dog Productions, and Larry Kay, award-winning filmmaker, author (TRAINING THE BEST DOG EVER) and mastermind behind the wildly popular Positively Woof, offer a pro section, with information on moviemaking, live performance, dancing, and extreme stunts and sports such as agility, parkour, and dock diving. These expert levels are complete with tips on how to workshop a film or dance routine, how to set up a successful stunt program, and how to choreograph a stunning dance sequence. Featured interviews with trick trainers at the top of their fields also give aspiring master trainers a feel for what goes into acclimating their pups to the pro levels of training.

Kay and Perondi are devotees of the positive reinforcement training method, which, at its core, encourages owners to get to know their dog’s personality and learning style to cater to the tricks that will work best for their dogs. Certain behavior cues—such as saying a dog’s name in a positive tone of voice, praising and rewarding focused moments, ignoring missteps, and even crate training—are essential tools every owner should use to ensure that training sessions are fun-filled, safe, and memorable experiences for both dog and owner.

THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS FOR THE BEST DOG EVER also delves into dog psychology, emphasizing the difference between high- and low-energy dogs so that every owner can tailor a training session to their pups’ particular learning style. High-energy dogs, who lean on the wild and obsessive side, require varying between different energy-level activities to improve focus and ensure a safer training session. Conversely, low-energy dogs, who may not yet be accustomed to a lot of movement or intense focus, should start with shorter training sessions that build up to highly focused dogs who love to earn and learn.

Armed with methods that build dogs’ confidence and allow owners to make informed choices about their dogs’ trick training curriculum, THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS FOR THE BEST DOG EVER introduces the benefits of trick training that go beyond a cool Instagram video!

  • Saving Lives! When shelters post cute clips or photos of dogs up for adoption, it helps those dogs find homes. Through his organization, Positively Woof, Larry Kay has shown that trick training videos help demonstrate that a dog is ready to be adopted into her forever home.
  • Improved socialization and streamlined training: Trick training helps fearful dogs gain confidence, enabling them to meet new playmates and more readily acclimate to people. It also improves a dog’s behavior by preventing boredom and restlessness, which is often the cause of destructive behavior.
  • Inside every shelter dog is an undiscovered movie star. 75 percent of the stunt and trick dogs seen in movies are shelter rescues, as are most of the dogs used to demonstrate the tricks in THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS FOR THE BEST DOG EVER! Shelter rescue is a great option for anyone considering adopting a dog. Who knows what hidden talents lie behind that adorable fluffy face?
  • Strengthened bond: Our furry friends are reliant on us to keep them safe and happy, and trick training deepens that special bond by demonstrating that they can trust and depend on their human partners (children and adults alike) in all scenarios.
  • Increased responsibility: Oftentimes, a pet is a child’s first introduction to responsibility and trick training is a firsthand experience that shows how sticking with something (training) can have amazing results and lead to safe and lasting interactions with dogs.

Whether the aim is to positively channel vigorous puppy energy or to bond with an old four-legged friend, THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS FOR THE BEST DOG EVER will have everyone’s best friend offering high fives, jumping through hoops, or even balancing on skateboards in no time!

MEET THE AUTHORS

file:///C:/Users/jonpp/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image008.jpg" width="317" height="428" />CHRIS PERONDI has been featured extensively in national media, including the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Tonight Show, the Late Show, the Queen Latifah Show, Univision’s Sabado Gigante, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, Fox TV, CBS News, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and national TV commercials. His touring company, Stunt Dog Productions, books more than a thousand live shows in dozens of venues per year. Their shows have involved extended production runs at Branson, Dollywood, Six Flags of America, and the Indianapolis Zoo. Chris has been training dogs for more than twenty years. Having first discovered dog training as a hobby, he evolved over the years into a disc dog showman who has appeared at NBA and NFL halftime-shows and MLB pregame shows. The hobby became his full-time profession in 2001 (Chris has as many as five simultaneous crews under his Stunt Dog branded shows). Chris and crew performed live atop the 125th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade float for Lucy Pet Foundation to raise funds for spay and neuter causes. In 2009, Suhey Velez (now Perondi) joined the Stunt Dog Experience and is responsible for the training and showcasing of many of the tricks included in THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS FOR THE BEST DOG EVER. Visit them at dogtricksandstunts.com and stuntdogshow.com.

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LARRY KAY coauthored TRAINING THE BEST DOG EVER (Workman Publishing), which was awarded the Maxwell Medallion for Best Training and Behavior Book by the Dog Writers Association of America and earned the first-ever book award from the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. He also authored LIFE’S A BARK, created and produced the award-winning Animal Wow dog care DVD for kids that was endorsed by the American Humane Association, and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine. He has written and produced for Disney, PBS, and The Muppets, taught TV producing at NYU’s TV/Film School, and holds a master’s degree in TV/Film from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. With two million Facebook fans (facebook.com/PositivelyWoof), Larry’s Positively Woof platform promotes positive dog training, creative tricks and celebrations, and shelter dog adoptions with web films, hundreds of adoption success stories, and innovative cause marketing programs. Visit him at dogtricksandstunts.com and positivelywoof.com.

 

MEET THE DOGS

file:///C:/Users/jonpp/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image012.jpg" width="247" height="255" />VINNY VALENTINO, a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix, was adopted from a shelter in Minnesota at eight weeks old. His favorite pastimes include catching flying discs, performing athletic stunts, and cuddling next to his parents. His signature tricks include sitting pretty, being shy, dancing on two in reverse, back weaves, and his big air stunt where he catches a flying disc off Chris’s back over volunteers from the audience! When he’s not touring across the country as part of Stunt Dog Productions, he lives at home in Stockton, CA, with his parents, Chris and Suhey Perondi, and extensive family of canine companions.

 

 

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SPIDER, an Australian Cattle Dog, was rescued from a shelter after he and his future father met on one of Larry Kay's shelter dog film sets in Los Angeles. Spider now performs more than fifty tricks and stunts. As the studio dog for Positively Woof, whenever the door to the video studio is opened, he runs inside and sits on his training platform, eager to perform tricks. His specialty trick is perching on a big ball and rolling it across the studio to his toy shopping cart. He lives with his father, Larry Kay, in Los Angeles.

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