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.

Maddie On Things: Hardcover Dog Photo Book 33% Off with Pre-Order Now!

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maddie on things dog photo book

I’m super excited to find out about the upcoming hardcover book release of Maddie On Things! Photos of Maddie the fun-loving and friendly coonhound, standing on “things” in all kinds of different locations and settings, have become an internet sensation. She and her human have been on a year-long road trip across the USA, sharing photos on Instagram and other social media.

Whether you are already a serious Maddie fan like me, or are just hearing about her for the first time now, you will want to take advantage of this pawtastic pre-order deal on the new photo book documenting their journey and Maddie’s unique talent of stand on all kinds of objects…and look adorable doing it! Visit Amazon.com here to lock in the pre-order price of $10.63 ($15.95 reg). The item is also eligible for Free SuperSaver or Prime Shipping options.

As always, Amazon offers their Pre-Order Price Guarantee, meaning that you can 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. The book will begin shipping on April 2, 2013.