101 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog: Tricks, Games, Sports, and Other Playtime Activities

101 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog: Tricks, Games, Sports, and Other Playtime Activities

by Alison Smith, Laura Colborn
     
 

101 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog is one of the most extensive catalogs of games, tricks, and activities for dogs ever compiled. It provides activities for dogs and owners of all ages and fitness levels, including scent games, speed tests, and obstacle courses. Also included are breed-specific games that allow you to match your dog with the activities that are

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101 Fun Things to Do With Your Dog is one of the most extensive catalogs of games, tricks, and activities for dogs ever compiled. It provides activities for dogs and owners of all ages and fitness levels, including scent games, speed tests, and obstacle courses. Also included are breed-specific games that allow you to match your dog with the activities that are right for him. Easily recognizable icons at the beginning of each section indicate the number of dogs and people needed for the game, whether it's an indoor or outdoor activity, and any equipment needed. It includes full-color pictures and detailed instructions that make it easy for readers to try new activities. With plenty of group activities that get the whole family involved, this book helps strengthen the bond between dogs and owners in fun and stimulating ways.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—Smith opens with practical, basic commands—sit, down, stay, fetch, drop, come, etc. Participants are encouraged to stimulate both the mental prowess and physical dexterity of their canine companions. There are games and activities to ward off boredom, including flying discs, treat bobbing, and playdates. Some activities can involve the whole family. For those who wish to go beyond informal backyard fun, there are competitive opportunities, such as agility, obedience flyball, showing, rallies, and even dancing. For each undertaking, a set of symbols indicates the number of animals and people needed and whether it is an indoor or outdoor activity or both. Excellent color photos show a diverse assortment of breeds enthusiastically engaged in each endeavor. Although every dog may not want to become a skateboarder or soccer star, most would enjoy a party time with some special doggy recipes, such as barking banana cookies or savory slobbers. From massages to tug-of-war, humans and their dogs will find lots of enjoyable moments together using this entertaining manual.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780793806300
Publisher:
TFH Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

ALISON SMITH has worked as a canine author and journalist for the last 20 years. She is the Editor of Our Dogs, the UK's most popular canine weekly that has been in print since 1895, and has written several books on dog care and dog breeds. Alison lives in the UK with her husband, two children and various canine companions.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:
December 12, 1968
Place of Birth:
Rochester, New York
Education:
B.A., Brown University, 1992
Website:
http://www.namealltheanimals.com

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