The Dog Lover's Guide to Dating: Using Cold Noses to Find Warm Hearts

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Think romance has gone to the dogs? You're right -- and it's actually a good thing! Studies show you're three times more likely to meet someone if you have a dog with you. So leash up your pooch and get ready to enter the world of meeting, greeting, and falling in love with dog lovers and their dogs in The Dog Lover's Guide to Dating. Combining wit, warmth, and wisdom with lots of practical advice, dog trainer Deborah Wood shows you the techniques of dog experts -- as well as the secrets of the American Kennel ...
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The Dog Lover's Guide to Dating: Using Cold Noses to Find Warm Hearts

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Think romance has gone to the dogs? You're right -- and it's actually a good thing! Studies show you're three times more likely to meet someone if you have a dog with you. So leash up your pooch and get ready to enter the world of meeting, greeting, and falling in love with dog lovers and their dogs in The Dog Lover's Guide to Dating. Combining wit, warmth, and wisdom with lots of practical advice, dog trainer Deborah Wood shows you the techniques of dog experts -- as well as the secrets of the American Kennel Club! -- for finding the right human mate for you. She offers encouragement and inspiration for the romantically challenged dog lover, providing a list of the best and worst date breeds and activities you can do with your dog to meet new friends -- and maybe even Mr. or Ms. Right. Featuring a host of true-life love stories and fun, revealing self-quizzes, The Dog Lover's Guide to Dating will help you find your perfect match!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764525018
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/24/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

DEBORAH WOOD is a writer and dog trainer who lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with Papillon dogs and a Persian cat. She is the pet columnist for The Oregonian newspaper and appears regularly as the pet expert on NPR's Satellite Sisters. Wood was named Newspaper Person of the Year in 2001 by the Dog Writers Association of America.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

1. The New Relationship Guru.

2. Looking for Love in All the Dog Places.

3. What Happens if This Book Falls Into the Wrong Hands?

4. The Best—and the Worst—Date Bait Breeds.

5. So Your Dog Isn’t a Party Animal.

6. Using the Techniques of Dog Experts and the Secrets of the AKC to Find the Perfect Human Mate.

7. A Healthy Balance.

8. Dogs as Date Bait in Film and Fiction.

9. Train Your Dog to Fetch a Date.

10. You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression (on the Dog).

11. Where the Dogs Are.

12. Energetic Dogs and Frisky Humans Getting Together and Having Fun.

13. Whining and Dining With Dogs.

14. Turn-Offs and Do’s and Don’ts.

15. 15 Activities You Can Do With Your Dog That Are Guaranteed to Bring You New Friends (and Maybe Even Romance).

16. Single Buff Puppy . . . .

17. What Our Dogs Teach Us About Successful Relationships.

18. Road Trip!

19. The First Date.

20. Using Your Dog to End a Bad Date.

21. Compatible Pets and Partners (Including the Compatibility Quiz).

22. Dogs on the Bed.

23. What Happens if Love Doesn’t Nuzzle Its Way Into Your Heart.

Appendix: Training Fundamentals.

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