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Don't Shoot the Dog! by Karen Pryor
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Sep 18, 2010

bookshelves: dog_books, nonfiction, my_10s_reads, gave_up

Our dog trainer recommended this, and I've been picking at it for the last couple of days. I think that this year is going to be at least partly about learning more about dogs, for me. This isn't specifically a dog training book, but more of a psychology book. I should try to read more, but reading anything for too long has been so hard for me lately. I've got a whole stack of dog books (from 2 different libraries) that Steve and I are both looking through, in honor of the rescue dog that we've added to our lives (and are teaching to live in our house peacefully). I may start doing some dog-walking, as a way to earn a little bit of money while I decide what to do with the rest of my working life, too. Life as a non-librarian has been challenging so far, but I'm at least using my librarian skills to delve in to a topic that interests me (inspired by a very cute, sweet dog with a sad personal story that our marriage counselor says we should give a good 3 month trial to, even if she barks at cats sometimes right now). I just made myself a new shelf for "dog_books", to go with my longstanding "cat_books" shelf.

This just wasn't doing it for me, so I'm giving up and returning it to the library (2 months after starting it). I liked some of the other dog books better. The TTouch book was probably my favorite.

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