The Little Big Book of Dogs is a delightful treasury of stories, poems, activities, recipes, advice, tips, and humor to indulge all dog lovers. With the turn of each page, readers will delve further into the wonderful world of their canine companion, and learn how to better understand, train, and pamper their canine friends with fun activities and treats, while short stories, essays, and poetry from the brightest of dog-loving minds share the sometimes consuming joys and awe of loving a dog, be it a Labradoodle, Weimaraner, or Beagle.
This delightful book includes:
Stories & Essays: Remarkable insight and wit about beloved dogs from favorite writers including James Thurber, Alice Walker, John Muir, E.B. White, Don Marquis, John Steinbeck, and T.H. White. Fiction or non-fiction, each selection is as engaging as its subject.
Living with Dogs: Basic information is provided from an arrival day checklist and how to puppy-proof your home, to grooming and how to learn "dogspeak."
Poetry: There are so many ways to honor our best dog friends. In these pages, odes are present from greats such as Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Pablo Neruda, Ogden Nash, and Billy Collins.
Dogs of Distinction: The famous dogs honored here have done noteworthy things in wars, movies, and everyday life. Their stories will warm any heart.
Training and Behavior: From beginner tips on how to housebreak your new puppy, to advanced party manners for your old pal, dogs are amazingly receptive to trainingyou'll soon have your favorite dog picking up his own toys!
Fun and Games: Hide and Seek for Treats, Doggy Circus, Search and Destroy...play games with one dog or a group of them. Also try Dog Agility and Dog Sports. . . your pup will love all the new ways to play!
Doggy Treats: Patty-Cake Appetizers, Chewy Chicken Nuggets, Peanut Butter Biscuits, and more are guaranteed to satisfy doggy cravings.
Canine Crackups: Sure they're smart and loving, but another thing we love about dogs is how they can make us laugh. This section is full of jokes, humor pieces, and all the really funny things dogs do.