A primer, an ownerâ€™s manual, a field guide, and more, My Dog! is the
complete book for every child who has a dogâ€•whether itâ€™s a brand-new puppy
or adopted mutt, or a beloved pooch whoâ€™s been in the family for years. And
it couldnâ€™t be more kid-friendly, with its customizable cover (paste in a
picture of your dog), tabbed chapters, and a pull-out dry-erase dog care chart.
Written by Michael J Rosen, author of Kidsâ€™ Best Dog Book, and dubbed a
â€œfidosopherâ€ byThe Washington Post, My Dog! covers everything from the
basics of handling, feeding, and grooming to history, lore, and the kinds of
fun facts kids will always remember (dogs have a sense of smell a million times
better than ours; the oldest dog on record, Bluey, lived to be 29). It tells
kids how to train their dogs, with illustrationsâ€•including action commands
likeSit, Stay, Come, and Go to Your Place, and behavioral commands like Speak
andThank-You. There are the simple health checks kids can do. A How to Speak
Dog section to insure that kids and dogs remain best friendsâ€•including why a
raised, wagging tail doesnâ€™t always meanâ€œIâ€™m happy,â€ and the important
difference between aYelp! and a Yowl! Even a recipe for Carob â€œCocoaâ€ for
kids and dogs to bond over after a brisk winter walk.
Included with the book is a field guide to 75 breeds of the most popular and
family-friendly dogs kids are likely to meetâ€•each illustrated with a gorgeous
full-color photograph and profiled with essential facts, including behavioral
insights that make it an invaluable guide to choosing a family pet.