Dog Book Gift Idea: Doggie Language, A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend

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With so many people quarantining and/or working from home, 2020 has been a BIG year for pet adoption! If you or someone you know has recently adopted a puppy or adult dog, there’s a new book we think you should know about. It’s Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend by Lili Chin.

If you’ve ever wondered what your dog is thinking, feeling or trying to tell you, then this adorable and informative book will help you answer those questions and more. It’s the perfect illustrated guide to seeing and understanding the subtle visual cues and interpreting the behaviors used by your beloved pup to express how they’re feeling. The more we notice and listen to what our dogs are trying to tell us, the more we can improve our relationship with our best friends, helping them to feel safe and happy.

The author, Lili Chin, is an artist best known for co-creating the Warner Bros hit animated series “Mucha Lucha” and for her globally popular dog art. The founder of Doggie Drawings, she provides custom illustration and a catalog of art products for sale. Her dog behavior infographics have become a popular tool for dog training professionals, veterinarians, behaviorists, and welfare groups who advocate for humane animal training methods. Her animal artwork has also been featured in art museums, on television, and in world-wide educational media campaigns, and her “Dogs of The World” poster series has been a viral hit. She lives in Los Angeles with her muse: her rescued, blue-eyed boston terrier, Boogie. [Read more…]

Here’s a look at the topics covered in Doggie Language plus a few sample pages:

Visit this page to read customer reviews, preview more pages and get the book for yourself and your favorite dog lover. It’s currently available in hardcopy for $11.99 and will ship in time for Christmas if you order soon!

New Pet Freebie: FREE Puppy Handbook from KONG Company

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Do you have a new puppy or know someone who does? Enjoy this FREE Puppy Handbook from KONG Company. Just visit this link and flip through the pages.

You’ll learn basic training techniques, how to deal with problem behavior, the importance of socialization, what to expect regarding life stages, and more. Even if your dog isn’t still a puppy, you’ll want to check it out and share it with your pals!

How To Speak Dog: National Geographic Book Review

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Ever wish you could talk to your dog? I talk to Daisy all the time, but must confess that I don’t always know what SHE is trying to tell me! Now we can all learn to decode dog language, thanks to How To Speak Dog, A Guide To Decoding Dog Language, a new book about pet behavior from National Geographic. It’s being released today, and we were super excited to receive an early copy and have been thoroughly enjoying the photos, along with great info and helpful tips from authors Aline Alexander Newman & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

how to speak dog

Although the book is categorized as a kid’s book, I strongly recommend it for every pet parent and all members of the family. Whether you’re a first-timer or have years of experience caring for dogs, you are guaranteed to learn something new that will help you understand dog behavior and the signals dogs send through body language, poses and facial expressions. It’s also set up in a way that is perfect for reading aloud and discussing together in a fun and entertaining way.

For example, one section in the book is titled ‘Telling Tales’.  It details what different tail positions and movements mean. Each section of the book covers a topic using great photos, entertaining text, fun facts, Vet Tips from Dr. Gary and then each topic end with ‘What Is This Dog Saying?’ where you’re presented with a Doggie Dilemma scenario to translate and address, then a sidebar of Training Tips. Topics include Body Talk, Read My Face, Hound Sounds, and several more.

How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language is available now in paperback ($12.95 list price). It’s currently on sale at Amazon and you can go here to view the current price and check out some sample pages. You may want to pick up a few extra copies, as it makes an excellent holiday gift idea or Thank You present for a special pet sitter, dog walker or other VIP (very important pet person) in your dog’s life!

Four-Legged Frugality: The Pet Supplies Easy Savings Guide {FREE Book Download!}

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frugality for pets ebookFor 2 days only, snag a fantastic freebie for pet parents! Hurry on over and download your FREE copy of the Kindle Edition of Four-Legged Frugality: The Pet Supplies Easy Savings Guide while it’s $0.00 ($2.99 reg). According to my sources, it will only be free today and tomorrow so be sure to download it to your library now even if you don’t have time to read it right away!

I actually got a copy of this book when it was published very recently and highly recommend it! This comprehensive guide to pet savings is packed with information and resources to help any pet parent save while shopping for pet supplies! It’s very well organized and filled with all kinds of details, links and helpful tips for where and how to save. You’ll even find yours truly, Woof Woof Mama, listed…so you know the author did her homework! Go Here to snag it while it’s free, but be sure to watch the cost at checkout since it will go back to regular price soon.

FYI that you do NOT need a Kindle to read eBooks…any phone, PC, tablet or iPad will also do. Just grab the FREE Kindle Reading App for your device and get started! Amazon routinely selected a few new and interesting titles and makes them available for free for a limited time only, and once you “buy” it, it’s yours to keep forever. Even when it goes back to regular price!

Win $10,000 To Redo Your Place – Plus Eight $250 Weekly Prizes! #YourPicks Sweepstakes

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YourPicksYourPlace Sweepstakes

Being an apartment family with an apartment dog, I know first hand how challenging it can be to make a rental look great and reflect your own unique style. I’m always combing Pinterest and home blogs looking for inpiration. My dreams are usually bigger than my budget, which is why I am SO excited to be partnering with Apartment Guide to help spread the word about their ‘Your Picks. Your Place.’ Sweepstakes!

From now until August 14, visit to vote once per day for your preferred room design showcasing furniture and home décor items selected by featured bloggers. The site will feature four different room designs every two weeks. By voting, you’ll be entered for a chance to Win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to go towards your own selections for your home. While you’re on the site, you can find design and décor tips and inspiration from Kim Myles, Apartment Guide and featured bloggers to help you design a room that’s uniquely you.

Papa was busy, but Daisy and I got together and decided that for the Dining Room round of voting, the Coastal Escape fits our family personality perfectly!

coastal escape dining room

Remember to VOTE DAILY and be entered for a chance to Win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes! There’s NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 9PM on 8/14/12 and Is open to legal US Residents 18 years of age or older. You can check out the full Official Rules at

Also be sure to join me at the upcoming Twitter party, hosted by Apartment Guide for the sweepstakes, along with design expert Kim Myles on Thursday 8-9 PM EST. I’d LOVE to see you there!

Disclosure: Apartment Guide and owner Consumer Source, Inc. partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in their monthly blogger programs.  As part of that program, I received compensation.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used, and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.