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Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer (The Baby-Sitters Club #118)

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Kristy's newest sitting job is challenging. Ten-year-old Erin was recently blinded in an accident and is not ready to rely on people. At the same time, Kristy's family is training a puppy to be a guide dog.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Scholastic Inc.
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Laura Hughes
Sep 08, 2014 Laura Hughes rated it it was ok
In a fine tradition of unilaterally deciding to make a major addition to the family that will require lifestyle changes and a stepping-up of responsibility for everyone, and everyone just being on board with it (cf surprise sister), Watson decides that the family will train a puppy for the Guide Dog Foundation. It’s a lot of responsibility because if you screw up and mistrain this puppy, she might be kicked out of the guide dog program, and some blind person will go without a dog. When the ...more
Ciara
Jun 27, 2011 Ciara rated it did not like it
well, damn. this book has it all: kristy is the narrator, the plot is dog-centric, there's a healthy heaping dose of karen, there is at least on entire chapter devoted a krushers practice, & just to round things out, there's an angry blind girl. what's not love? aside from EVERYTHING.

watson has decided that the family may like to help raise & train a seeing-eye guide puppy. there's a bunch of boring information about how such dogs are trained which any person in the year 2011 could just
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May 01, 2013 April rated it really liked it
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Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems.

I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens.

The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant.

Awesome books that girls will love! And the
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Nov 01, 2013 Nancy rated it did not like it
In which K. Ron's family trains a guide dog and I die of boredom. I read this for the first time during my epic re-reading. I'm glad I've only read it once.
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me
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