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Absolutely Barking: Adventures in Dog Ownership

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The world of dog ownership in Britain has always attracted a good number of enthusiasts - some would say eccentrics - who are passionate about their pets. Whereas in previous decades owners had only dog obedience classes and dog shows to cater for their interests, there is now a huge industry offering a wealth of canine-centred activities, such as extreme grooming, dog ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published February 28th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published February 1st 2013)
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Caroline
May 20, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
For the first part of this book I was stand-offish and judgemental. The author – female - weighs ten and a half stone and has two boxers at 4 stone each. Control is an issue. She often finds it easier to take them for a walk one after the other. And one of the dogs has to wear a muzzle because it rough and tumbles smaller dogs, occasionally taking a nip. Caesar Milan would definitely not approve. For the first hundred or so pages I was clicking my tongue censoriously.

But then I relaxed: her hone
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Megan Thompson
Mar 06, 2016 Megan Thompson rated it it was amazing
If you're not a crazy dog person you probably won't enjoy this book. I am. I found all the stories about various dogs and her own musings really interesting, and throughout I found myself with a silly grin on my face, thinking 'my dog does that'. She handles her dogs differently to the way I treat mine, but she doesn't come across as judgemental, or has a 'I know better than you' attitude. Would recommended to anyone who is gooey over their fur babies.
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Oct 04, 2015 Weasel rated it really liked it
Fun read with a whole mix of stories, based around her own dogs with tangents into dogs of people she knows.
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Aug 02, 2013 Kath rated it liked it
Light summer reading, mildly amusing but a bit too much dog love for me especially when she laughs at dogs spoiling children's picnics and at dogs jumping up at people who don't like them.
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