Owning and Loving Your Dog

New book offers what you need to know about raising and bonding with your dog.

Posted: November 29, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

"Grab Life by the Leash"Taking home a new dog is an exciting event. But once the novelty wears off, there are many things need to be done to maintain your dog’s well-being and to strengthen your relationship. “Grab Life by the Leash: A Guide to Bringing Up and Bonding with Your Four-Legged Friend” by Cheryl. S. Smith is a comprehensive book containing everything you need to know about your pal, from clipping nails to incorporating him into your human family.

Every owner should be informed about the basics of dog owning: training, veterinary care, essential supplies. But there are important practices that are often overlooked such as adequate exercise and attention. The book incorporates general information for dog owners with specific tips on how to form a deeper bond with your canine. From physical well-being – training, healthcare, and grooming – to emotional health – bonding activities and interpreting your dogs’ behavior. Specific advice on topics like matching a dog to your lifestyle or how to get your dog involved in search-and-rescue is also included.

If you’re looking for a go-to manual for owning a dog, this book offers all you need to know to benefit the lives of both you and your dog.

“Grab Life by the Leash: A Guide to Bringing Up and Bonding with Your Four-Legged Friend” by Cheryl S. Smith is on sale now.


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Karen   Standish, ME

11/30/2008 4:29:32 PM

Will have to put it on my list to read!

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S   3 Oaks, MI

11/30/2008 1:22:10 PM

Positive info on how to interact & train your pup is always good! The experiences they have in puppyhood will last in their memories!

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mason   greensboro, AL

11/30/2008 7:27:45 AM

sounds like a good book

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Donna   Limington, ME

11/30/2008 5:32:38 AM

My daughter just got a new puppy, so now, I am going shopping for this new book. That means I have to buy 2 because, I love all things dog!

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