Do you want to dump your dog because he tries to escape your yard? Barks too much? You-know-whats in the house? Doesn’t play well with others? Chewed up your favorite pair of shoes?
You wouldn’t be the first person asking to “return” your pet. And dog rescuer Randy Grim has heard every reason under the sun. But before you load Fido into the back of your car, read this book.
In it, Randy addresses the concerns of dog guardians everywhere by responding to letters that he’s actually received. With humor, and from his vast experiences with abandoned dogs, he reveals exactly what you can do to remain calm and fix every bad behavior problem. (Even if it means dumping your husband instead of the dog.)
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About the Author
Melinda Roth, author of the bestselling From Baghdad, With Love, profiled Randy Grim in the book, The Man Who Talked to Dogs. She lives outside Chicago with her family, including two rescued dogs.
Table of Contents
1 A.D.D. Dogs 13
2 The Escape Artists 29
Quick Fix-1 40
3 Dogs Who "Play" When You're Away 43
4 Shuuut Up! 55
Quick Fix-2 62
5 The Turd Eaters 65
6 Cujo in the Dog Park 73
Quick Fix-3 90
7 Dogs Who You-Know-What in the House 93
8 Dogs Who Lick Baby Snot 117
Quick Fix-4 130
9 Bullies with an Attitude 133
10 Cowardly Lions 151
11 Allergy Season 167
Quick Fix-5 170
12 Scaredy Cats 173
13 I Love Old Dogs 187
14 To Crate or Not to Crate 193
15 Affordable Strays 203
Afterword: Randy on a Soapbox 209
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A wonderful selection for all dog lovers, whether you have the perfect pet or a challenging canine. Randy Grim tackles dog behavior issues for which you may be uncomfortable asking for help. With wit and wisdom he addresses everything from separation anxiety to canine escape artists. Among the funny tales he tells are simple solutions to vexing problems. An entertaining and informative read!
I read Travels With Casey in which the author goes on a cross-country journey with his dog and in the book he joined this author in catching stray dogs. You see this author's view of himself as well as the othee author. Both are great books. Worth reading even if you would never dump your dog. I have a feeling doglovers are the greater demographic to read this book anyway.
Excellent! Having worked in a shelter & for a vet, I've heard many similar excuses as to why a family, or individual just can't keep their dog any longer. Grim tackles all the most common problems with excellent examples of overcoming behavioral & training issues. It's unfortunate that a great many dumpers will never read this book (their reasons are legitimate, their obstacles insurmountable, their dogs untrainable ... never would the issue lie with the dumper her/himself). But even if the dumpers don't read this book, you should - you may know a future dumper & you may help save a life if you're able to pass on a bit of Grim's wisdom. At the very least, you'll get an idea of the overwhelming odds the staff of your local shelter deal with every day. Maybe you'll decide to volunteer, donate, or give a dumped dog a chance at a better life by fostering or adopting!