Approved and recommended by The DogsTrust
By Julia Barnes
Description: Preparation for what life might be like with your new companion, As well as detailed information on choosing the right dog, there is advice on caring and training a dog throughout its life. Including a case study of a competing agility dog. Approved and recommended by DogsTrust.
Best Features:Living with a Rescued Dog is enjoyable reading, well illustrated and informative. It is full of practical information and even includes a bit on the use of muzzles which some books are too scared to mention.
I especially liked the section on the agility competitor Jo Bird and her agility dogs - all rescued.
Because the book has been put together with the help of the DogsTrust, there is a interesting introduction by Clarissa Baldwin, its Chief Executive.
Could be better: Taking on a rescue dog can be hard work and I felt the book just held back from emphasising this together with some of the other issues such as the use of crates and what happens if things really go wrong.
Design & Format: A very good design with an attractive layout and lots of colour photos make for easy reading.
Overall Rating: 8/10. This is a very good attempt at covering all issues.
Value for Money: The book is meant to be a guide to choosing a rescue dog but could equally apply to anyone looking for dog, or equally to existing dog owners with issues. The price though seems a little steep for the actual content which falls someway between a serious study and an enjoyable read. I feel that the book could have been produced, perhaps more cheaply, in paperback and perhaps formed part of the rehoming package presented when someone takes on a rescue dog
In addition, she is an experienced dog handler and has been responsible for puppy walking a number of assistance dogs.
Published by Ringpress Books, a
division of Interpet Publishing
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