I have recently read this book by Jennifer Thomson, and have to say that it is one of the most informative and easy to understand I have read. Being the owner of a 5-year-old Labradoodle who are renowned for their exuberance, I have purchased and read more than my fair share of training and caring for your dogs’ books.
It quickly becomes apparent that Jennifer Thomson knows what she is talking about, so it is no surprise to hear she has owned dogs all her life – and it was one dog in particular who inspired her to write the book, also including a chapter on dogs with special needs, such as epilepsy, as her dog Vic suffered from this condition.
This book is concise and to the point, guiding you through from bringing your puppy home, their adolescent years and beyond. There is a great chapter on feeding (including what not to feed them), exercise and the importance of getting each element right to ensure you have a happy and healthy dog.
There’s informative details on travelling with your dog and the laws you must abide by as a responsible dog owner. The books also covers the pros and cons of pet insurance and finally a chapter all about what to consider when rehoming/adopting a dog and the positive impact you could have on a dog’s life, even though he or she may not have had the greatest start.
If I was going to sum this book up in a sentence I would say it is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to support you in ensuring that you and your dog live life to the full, allowing you to refer back if you need to double check anything, or simply need a little reassurance.