Book Review: Don't Dump the Dog  

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Here's a great book that I thought I would pass on...hope you find it interesting! –Kim

Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems

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.

Book Review: Don't Dump the Dog

Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems 
by Therese on August 6, 2009

I absolutely loved Don't Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems by Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue in St. Louis. Grim doesn't hold back in this book about his work with strays and some of the people he interacts with on a daily basis. He recounts many of the reasons he's heard for "returning" dogs. You'll recognize the excuses – the people are moving, the dog barks too much, the dog's not housebroken, the dog gets old…you know the kind.

After he vents a little bit about the people and their problems, Randy gives pretty detailed tips on how to work through the dog's problem. Part of it, as he describes, is learning how to think like a dog and then using that to make changes. Sure, everything he suggests takes some time and energy, but anyone who adopts a dog should expect to spend time with that dog anyway.

I literally laughed out loud at some of this comments, and then laughed again when I imagined him actually saying some of these things to people. (I love a little snarkiness!) Underneath all the humor though, the point is that dogs don't come pre-programmed to be perfect. Sometimes dogs have behaviors that need to be worked on. Adopting a dog with that in mind, and the willingness to do a little work, may be a little time consuming but it's so worth it.

I loved this book, and I think you will too!

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Don't Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems

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