The Monks of New Skete. (1978). How to Be Your Dog's Best friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
Whenever we read a book on dog training, it usually means that we are getting ready to get a new dog or we are training in a dog for our family. That does not happen very often. Years ago, a friend up North loaned me her favorite book when Wicket (our Sheltie) was joining us. Melanie reminds me that it was 1986. The book was entitled: No Bad Dogs, which sounded like a good idea. I did read some of it, but not all. This little entry has nothing to do with the above book, it is just a story that comes up whenever we are getting ready to bring on a new dog. You see, when I got the book ready to return to my friend, I discovered that Wicket had chewed on a corner of the cover. My friend laughed. So did we then and we do today too. Wherever Wicket might be, I can imagine she is smiling and she might be blushing too, if dogs blush under all of that fur.