New Book Series for PAW Patrol Fans and Dog Lovers

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Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers! Doggy Defenders is brand new National Geographic Kids picture book series debuting with four amazing canine heroes.

In each read-aloud picture book, kids can follow the real-life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day. We thought we’d be among the first to spread the word, since the only thing we might love more than dogs is encouraging a love of reading. And, it also happens to be National Read A Book Day today!

Stella the Search Dog  Courageous(and ridiculously cute!) bloodhound Stella spends an exciting day at work as a Virginia police search dog, tracking scent trails, riding in a helicopter, and even saving a lost hiker.

Dolley the Fire Dog  Learn all about Dolley’s important role as a fire dog in Loudoun County, Virginia as this Labrador retriever visits the site of a fire, trains to sniff out flammable items, and teaches kids about fire safety.

Willow the Therapy Dog  Willow is a rescued greyhound and a therapy dog in Washington, D.C. Willow has a very important job cheering people up and making them feel better and shares her day with young readers as she visits a hospital, helps children read at a library book party, and brings smiles to people who need them.

Tiger the Police Dog  Together with his handler Aida, Belgian Malinois Tiger is a member off the Washington, D.C. police department. Readers join Tiger on a typical day “on the job” where he visits a police academy, trains to sniff out important items, patrols famous landmarks, and keeps us all safe.

We think these make a great gift for your favorite young reader, dog lover and teacher to add to their bookshelves! Shop online here or at your local bookshop.

Also be sure to check out Daisy’s Big List of Dog Books for more ideas.

Play Your Way To Good Manners Dog Training Book Review

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Dog lovers, there’s a brand new dog training book dropping this week. Daisy and I got an early copy so we could check it out and tell you all about it.

It’s Play Your Way To Good Manners, Getting the Best Behavior from Your Dog through Sports, Games, and Tricks. The authors are accomplished dog trainers Kate Naito and Sarah Westcott.

There are many dog training books out there, but what we really love about this one is that it focuses on The Power of Play. I think we all know that learning is faster and more effective when we’re having FUN, but we often forget this when it comes to training our dogs. This book focuses on positive reinforcement and takes the frustration out of teaching AND learning.

Training topics include these basics: sit, down, stay, recall, and leashed walking; PLUS cute tricks, advanced tips, and games to beat boredom and encourage good manners.

Go HERE to get a look inside the book.

Spot Magazine says, “If you live with a dog, or plan to live with a dog, or just like other people’s dogs, consider this book required reading. It extends the responsibility for companionship and communication to both ends of the leash, helping humans understand dogs, what motivates them, and how they learn.”

We think this one is worth grabbing for yourself or your favorite dog person. It’s being released this week and is available HERE with Amazon’s Pre-Order Low Price Guarantee, or look for it at your favorite local book shop.

My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir by Tia Torres (Pit Bulls & Parolees)

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We are HUGE fans of Tia Torres and her pack from Animal Planet’s hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, and are super excited to get our paws on her new memoir My Life Among the Underdogs. It’s a behind the scenes look at her life, her dogs, and her program that pairs parolees with rescue dogs.

Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, “Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility.”

Get the Kindle and Audiobook or  Hardcover edition, all available now!

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Meghan Markle’s Rescue Beagle Has a New Book!

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Everyone loves an underdog story. Sure, Meghan Markle was a successful woman and celebrity in her own right before marrying Prince Harry, but she always seemed ‘just like us’ to me. Because she’s so relatable, her story is like something out of a fairy tale. And now Meghan Markle’s dog Guy has published his own fairy tale!

His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog has just been released in hardcover and we were super excited to get our paws on an early copy so that we could tell you all about it.

Like all good fairy tales, Guy’s begins in the backwoods of Kentucky. He was lost and living alone until he met his forever owner at an adoption event; her name was Meghan Markle. They did everything together: went on walks, played fetch, and binge-watched Suits. Guy absolutely adored her, but he wasn’t the only one. A human loved Meghan, too; his name was Harry. Tall and debonair with hair the color of a traffic cone, Harry was also a prince.

Guy soon finds himself in London, ecstatic about this new adventure. He works hard to fit in to the royal dog way of life, but he struggles. He has no fancy papers, no high-class education, and no command over the British puparazzi. As Meghan and Harry’s wedding day approaches, Guy feels as alone and desperate. But when the Queen gets into a bind when a royal tradition is nearly forgotten, Guy’s backwoods Kentucky skills might be able to save the day. With the Queen’s encouragement, Guy learns the true meaning of family—even if it’s a royal one.

This is a cute, funny and heartwarming book for dog lovers of all ages, and makes the perfect holiday gift. Daisy is a rescue dog too, so Guy the Beagle’s story is especially touching.

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Book Giveaway 4 Winners

To celebrate the release of Guy the Rescue Beagle’s new book, we’ve got 4 copies to give away!
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New Dean Russo Art Book Release and Giveaway

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Dean Russo Animal Art Book

Animal lovers rejoice. There’s a new book release from artist Dean Russo. It’s a gorgeous retrospective spanning the artist’s entire career to date. From early cartoon character drawings to his iconic animal illustrations, this book makes the perfect gift idea and is certain to bring joy to everyone on your holiday gift list!

For those not familiar, Dean Russo is a wildly popular Brooklyn-based artist with a unique graphic style. Inspired by his love of dogs and animals, he uses vibrant pop art colors and bold patterns to portray the energy and soul of his subjects. Mixed media artworks include pastels, pencils, oils, Sharpies, spray cans, liquid acrylics and more.

Dean Russo Art Book Giveaway

The book, Dean Russo: A Retrospective, includes 200 amazing images, and is being officially released in hardcover on 11/13.

It’s available for pre-order now at an amazing price, including Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee.

Order now and if the Amazon price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price. Also be sure to click the coupon on the book description page before adding it to your cart for an additional discount.

Dean Russo Book Giveaway (4 Winners!)

To celebrate the release of Dean Russo: A Retrospective, we’ve got 4 copies to give away!

Use the Rafflecopter contest widget below to claim your entries. The giveaway is open to US residents and ends at 11:59ET on 11/13/18 so our winners will be among the first to get their paws on a copy. Good luck everybody!

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