Don't Dump the Dog
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....more
However, it's an interesting glimpse into an organization that does unique work with the animals who need the most love and patience. And he does share some useful tips for curbing frustrating behaviors.
At the end of this book Randy gets on his Soapbox:
"The excuses you’ve read in this book are real; the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Often I am asked, “How do you handle the sadness of rescue and returned dogs?” I usually say, “With vodka and Xanax,” which is my way of staying sane and avoiding suckerpunching the next person who walks in the shelter and says, ...more
I recommend this book to everyone who will listen to me. Grim manages to take a very serious and sensitive topic and turn it on its ear and make it funny and heartwarming, in spite of the fact that every single dog he deals with was clearly created by the person who dumped it. Thanks for the work you do, Mr. Grim and thank you f ...more
You will like this book if you like: Dogs, humorous situations, dog behavior help
I LAUGHED so hard every chapter!!!! All of his stories were very funny and illustrated a point. Good advise for common dog behavior problems
In some chapters he could've given more advise. There are a few times (a cat dies, puppies die in birth) that he doesn't express an ounce of sympathy or mention how sad both these things are. His personality is very gritty so you need to be able to take t ...more
But I was seriously laughing out loud at this gay, OCD, people-hater, got-every-kind-of-phobia-possible man.
And, to top it off, he actually gives sound and easy to understand and follow advice on training that everyone- not just a dog whisperer- can implement in their own lives and with their own dogs. Definitely recommend this one.
Plus, I tried several things that he mentioned, such as vinegar for when they go "see a man about a horse" in the house, to using citrus and a spray bottle for barking. Granted, one of them pushed a fire extinguisher onto my foot, but I think overall it was a success.
I'm excited to use his twenty pennies in a tin can technique.
Dear Mr. Dump,
Let me be the first to tell you that this magical FARM all you dog people think exists, well it does not!
Ok those were my words. Anyway, it's definitely not a comprehensive training book - it's more just for laughs and as a supplement to a positive reinforcement training book like "Don't Shoot the Dog" by Karen Pryor. It's certainly funny!