Bad Dog to Best Friend by Sharon Delarose

Bad Dog to Best Friend

bySharon Delarose

Kobo ebook | May 13, 2015

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Like so many dog owners, we adopted a dog expecting fun and games but what we got was a dog who turned our world upside down with bad behavior, dirty tricks, frustration and destruction.

Adopting Dakota was like adopting a street-wise teenager who'd bounced from foster home to foster home leaving mayhem in her path.  She was ready for us but we weren't ready for her.

I don't know why we chose to commit ourselves to transforming this dog.  We aren't professional dog trainers and we had no experience in dealing with such a problem dog, but we learned. 

We shared our trials and tribulations via several internet articles, offering detailed instructions on how we potty trained Dakota, kept her from chewing our home to pieces, and how we finally succeeded in transforming her into a dog who could stay home alone for many hours with our full trust.

So many people left feedback telling us how helpful our articles were that we decided to compile the articles into this book, adding many chapters that we hadn't before shared.  We did not set out to write a book; we simply adopted a used dog, one who needed fixing, and soon after Dakota's story found its way into words.

Title:Bad Dog to Best FriendFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 13, 2015Publisher:Gityasome BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005871785

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bad dog to best friend This was an incredible story. We also have two dogs, one who is battling brain cancer right now. Pets are hard work and require unshakable dedication. We also read tons of books and lots of blogs when we were training our first dog. We employed all of the techniques that you talk about in your book including hand signals. We also taught our dogs to "go do it " on command as well as putting a set of jingle bells on the back door knob so they could let us know when they needed to go out. Both of our dogs are boxer - shepherd mix the oldest more"boxer" the younger , more " shepherd". I had to chuckle at the story about the ball that popped. And yes I did have tears rolling down my face when you described Dakota's trip to the Ocean. Thank you sharing your story of Dakota.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad dog to best friend This was an incredible story. We also have two dogs, one who is battling brain cancer right now. Pets are hard work and require unshakable dedication. We also read tons of books and lots of blogs when we were training our first dog. We employed all of the techniques that you talk about in your book including hand signals. We also taught our dogs to "go do it " on command as well as putting a set of jingle bells on the back door knob so they could let us know when they needed to go out. Both of our dogs are boxer - shepherd mix the oldest more"boxer" the younger , more " shepherd". I had to chuckle at the story about the ball that popped. And yes I did have tears rolling down my face when you described Dakota's trip to the Ocean. Thank you sharing your story of Dakota.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad dog to best friend This was an incredible story. We also have two dogs, one who is battling brain cancer right now. Pets are hard work and require unshakable dedication. We also read tons of books and lots of blogs when we were training our first dog. We employed all of the techniques that you talk about in your book including hand signals. We also taught our dogs to "go do it " on command as well as putting a set of jingle bells on the back door knob so they could let us know when they needed to go out. Both of our dogs are boxer - shepherd mix the oldest more"boxer" the younger , more " shepherd". I had to chuckle at the story about the ball that popped. And yes I did have tears rolling down my face when you described Dakota's trip to the Ocean. Thank you sharing your story of Dakota.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad dog to best friend This was an incredible story. We also have two dogs, one who is battling brain cancer right now. Pets are hard work and require unshakable dedication. We also read tons of books and lots of blogs when we were training our first dog. We employed all of the techniques that you talk about in your book including hand signals. We also taught our dogs to "go do it " on command as well as putting a set of jingle bells on the back door knob so they could let us know when they needed to go out. Both of our dogs are boxer - shepherd mix the oldest more"boxer" the younger , more " shepherd". I had to chuckle at the story about the ball that popped. And yes I did have tears rolling down my face when you described Dakota's trip to the Ocean. Thank you sharing your story of Dakota.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book ..... Loved it. Really thought I was reading about Sky. Has given me hope this book as well as a few pointers and tips I will try with Sky.
Date published: 2013-05-14