You see a working dog in a cape and you wonder Can I pet him How did he get to be so well trained Is he happy In Let the Dogs Speak four puppies tell their funny, suspenseful, and heartwarming tales of just how it all goes down as they train for the opportunity to be service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence Follow Hudson, Parker, Ross and Mars on their journeys, with each puppy providing a uniquely hilarious spin on things Which of the four dogs will make it Readers can t help but root for the pups to succeed and graduate as service dogs....
|Title||:||Let the Dogs Speak!|
|Publisher||:||Booktrope Editions January 4, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||999 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Let the Dogs Speak! Reviews
I wanted to read this book because I had a Canine Companions For Independence (CCI) change of career dog who helped give my life meaning again after losing my beloved Mother in a car accident. I have been watching breeders raising puppies on the Internet. I made many new friends including many puppy raisers who suggested this book. This book has everything in it. You will laugh at the stories as told through the service puppy in training eyes. You will cry at the stories of turning in the puppy. You will cry yet marvel at the stories of people with service dogs. You will learn about dogs and how to raise a service dog. The book is informative, fun, and emotional. Kudos to Marianne for capturing the spirit of of our beloved dogs. You will see the life of a Service Dog through new eyes. You will respect, love, and see through new eyes the dedication and devotion of a selfless puppy raiser. You will cry, you will laugh, you will learn. Don't miss this read. I give it an excellent five star read!
If you have ever considered raising an assistance dog, this book is for you - or if you have had a dog, want a dog, like dogs, or think dogs are clever humans in fur suits, then buy this book. I trained an assistance dog for CCI years back and my experiences were very close to the ones described in this book. It is fun to read, clever and bittersweet. I shed a tear or two (or three...) but I 'barked' with laughter at times. Do you see that button that says 'buy now'. Click it, Hurry!
The best book to explain the training involved in raising a service dog (before professional training). So cute and funny - I love this book! I was so excited to meet the author too!!
Let the Dogs Speak! is an entertaining and enjoyable read explaining a service dog's journey from the point of view of a Canine Companions for Independence service dog in training. Not only is Marianne McKiernan a good writer, but she gets into the head of the main character and tells a tale through the eyes of a dog effortlessly. Well done!
Marianne is a fantastic writer! She has been writing a "dogblog" for years for her job at the local ABC affiliate TV station in Denver. I always look forward to reading the blog each week, so it was quite exciting to see the dogblogs in book form. The blogs are written from the "current puppy in training" point of view. This is quite entertaining and I aways learn something! Much like the book " Up the Downstair Case" by Bell Kaufman, the blogs are a unique way to tell a story in a different form.
Excellent book and amazing illustrations. The people and dogs involved in this program are very special.
My granddaughter has a lab that went through all the training that M. McKiernan so creatively describes. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the entire program. The speaking dogs did a remarkable job...covered it beautifully for me.
In a series of blog posts following four Canine Companion for Independence puppies, Marianne McKiernan captures the joys and occasional heartaches of raising assistance dogs. These DogBlogs follow all stages of the puppy raising process, from the breeding and birth, to puppy raising, classes, and commands, to advanced training and then service as a graduate team -- or release, when the dogs are not quite suited for the program. Writing from the dog's point of view, Marianne makes it clear that raising these dogs creates a community of support, a network of friends both nearby and around the country. For puppy raisers -- and especially for those considering puppy raising for any service organization -- this book is a treasure.