97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

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It really works! Lower Ear Noogies. The Thumper. Lazy Man's Tetherball. Bobbing for Treats. The Hansel and Gretel: for an afternoon of fun, scamper about the house leaving a trail of plain popped popcorn in your wake.

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile is a gift of pure pleasure for dogs and the owners who love them. Created by Jenny Langbehn, a veterinary nurse who really knows what makes dogs happy, it combines the creative gift of touch—unexpected ways to rub, massage, scratch, ...

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Overview

It really works! Lower Ear Noogies. The Thumper. Lazy Man's Tetherball. Bobbing for Treats. The Hansel and Gretel: for an afternoon of fun, scamper about the house leaving a trail of plain popped popcorn in your wake.

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile is a gift of pure pleasure for dogs and the owners who love them. Created by Jenny Langbehn, a veterinary nurse who really knows what makes dogs happy, it combines the creative gift of touch—unexpected ways to rub, massage, scratch, tickle, and knead—with imaginative play scenarios that are just loopy enough to ensure that your dog will be amused, whether he's laughing with you or at you. And to heighten the pleasure of both reader and dog, adorable full-color photographs of smiling dogs accompany each entry. Just look at those dogs (you might say), what a tail-wagging, chop-licking, howling good time they're having. And see if your dog doesn't agree.

Try In a Nutshell, the classic sleight-of-hand game, by hiding a treat under one of three plastic cups. The Lawrence Welk—dogs love to chase soap bubbles even more than toddlers do. Get fit while playing. Or use Subliminal Advertising, which works by sneaking a favorite word like cookie into an otherwise boring rant. You'll be surprised by how closely your dog pays attention to what you say, and how broad the smile will be when he hears that special word. Just be sure to have said cookie on hand.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This silly "how to" book will appeal to dog lovers of all ages. Even younger children will love looking at the cute photographs of the dog models. Written by a veterinary nurse, the book provides ninety-seven tips for making your dog happy. Each page includes one tip and a photograph that will make dog owners eager to try. Examples of the featured ways to please your dog include calling your answering machine when you are out so your dog can hear your voice, taking your dog for a "piggy back ride," and hiding a treat under your dog's bed for him to find upon wake up. Although this book is not particularly scholarly, it is sure to make you and your dog smile! 2003, Workman Publishing Company, Ages 8 up.
— Nancy T. Braverman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761129035
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 380,610
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Langbehn is a veterinary nurse and the resident dog whisperer at Lenox Hill Vets in Manhattan. She lives with her own smiling dog nearby.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    This book really works! My dog enjoyed almost all of the things

    This book really works! My dog enjoyed almost all of the things this book says makes dogs smile! Before reading this book I knew several of these ways, but found several others that I didn't know about and had a lot of fun trying them out with my dog! If you have a dog and are looking for new ways to make him/her smile this book is perfect! The book is also entertaining just to read

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

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    Do you have a dog? READ THIS!

    This book has all the secrets to making your dogs smile, ( on itself) meaning: by them selfs!It is great if you want your dog to appericiate what you do for them. DID YOU KNOW: A dog's smile is the way a dog appriciate's what you do for them. KEEP THAT IN MIND!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2007

    Millie loves this book!

    Millie, my lab, and I received this book as a gift! We have both enjoyed it thoroughly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2004

    One Of The Best Dog Books Ever

    This book is so funny and great!!! My friend Dayna's dog died and i gave her this book and it made her feel much better. It is so funny and the pictures are great!!!! I would buy this book for anyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2004

    SO Great!

    My family and I were taking a trip to Florida and my dad went into the bookstore to find a book and me, being the bookworm that I am, decided to join him. My dad knows that I have this obsession with dogs (I can literally answer ANY question!)so he immediately showed me this treasure of a book. We had just gotten our second Labrador Retriever a few months earlier after our first one, Magma, died:-( Magma and I were really close, however, I was still going through the 'bonding period' with the new puppy, Pokey. I was looking through the book during our flight, laughing at the wonderful pictures and awsome ideas. When we got home, Pokey and I went through many of the activities and now we are inseperable and closer than ever!

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