Pat Farley has shown and trained her own dogs, served as an assistant trainer in formal obedience classes and run her own training classes. She has served as a consultant for problem dogs for years, guided many people in choosing and raising their dogs, studied canine behavior, organized and run community pet shows and worked as a volunteer adoption counselor at a large shelter. When she is not enjoying her dogs, Pat is a professional writer and award-winning direct marketing copywriter with a focus on fund-raising for a wide range of clients including Fidelco Guide Dogs, Las Vegas Humane Society, Humane Animal Rescue League, The Association of Sanctuaries, Primarily Primates Sanctuary and others
Dog About Town: How to Choose & Raise an Urban Dogby Pat Farley, Chris Beaudoin (Photographer)
A city dog has to remain healthy with limited exercise, should be bred to live with people, cannot have such sharp hearing that a car backfire is actually painful or so high strung that the normal hustle-bustle of city life is unendurable. In this timely resource book, Pat Farley shares her decades as a "working mother" of an array of city dogs, helps readers
A city dog has to remain healthy with limited exercise, should be bred to live with people, cannot have such sharp hearing that a car backfire is actually painful or so high strung that the normal hustle-bustle of city life is unendurable. In this timely resource book, Pat Farley shares her decades as a "working mother" of an array of city dogs, helps readers choose the right dog for them and their lifestyle, offers "shop smart" tips for buying pet products, and presents a viable training program for both puppies and adopted older dogs. She guides readers through "city" manners, street smarts, travelling, and every aspect of an active urban lifestyle for dogs and their owners. The book also includes a chapter on handling illness and emergencies and a great appendix of resources. This comprehensive guide tells you everything you need to know to select, raise, and live with a happy dog in the city including Dog Breed Selection Chart, Personal Pet Selection Tests, Emergency Help Kit, Travel Resources, and more.
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This book comprehensively covers everything you need to know to choose a dog and raise it to be happy in an urban environment. Covers the best dogs for city life, city smarts, city manners, city resources, city games and pleasures, even country culture shock. Also includes things you don't see anywhere else like testing a prospective dog, what those words in ads really mean, what it takes to be a showdog, how to deal with emergencies like evacuations with a dog. It's just packed with great information, most of which I have never seen elsewhere. And it's also filled with the author's personal stories about her dogs -- it's funny and delightful to read. I highly recommend it!