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by Tom Davis

Why do puppies sometimes lie on their backs when approached? Why do they sleep in a pile? Why do puppies have that special "puppy smell"? Why are some puppies runts? Few things can cause as much head scratching as the peculiar behavior and characteristics of a new puppy, and this book aims to answer all of the questions new dog owners wonder about their new little charge. Illustrated with pencil drawings, Why Puppies Do That is lighthearted, informative and as fun as a new puppy!
Download Why Puppies Do That: A Collection of Curious Puppy Behaviors epub
ISBN: 1595435921
ISBN13: 978-1595435927
Category: Home
Subcategory: Pets & Animal Care
Author: Tom Davis
Language: English
Publisher: Willow Creek Pr (April 15, 2007)
Pages: 96 pages
ePUB size: 1239 kb
FB2 size: 1958 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 871
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This was purchased for my 12 year old nephew by my 75 year old mother. The cute cover and title does give one the impression that the book might be a nice book for kids.

She was quite shocked by the poorly written content. The writer addresses "mounting behavior" by explaining that the puppies have to try out their "equipment". Then he rambles on at length about having experienced inconvenient erections when he was a young teen. In one section he attempts to illustrate a point about mixed breeds by describing frat-houses pouring various kinds of liquor together in a bathtub. I think he may have been indulging in such a mix when he wrote this book.

There are probably more examples of how bad this book is, but we did not venture to read further.

I cannot imagine what audience this guy had in mind as he wrote this.

Not appropriate for any age.
Purchased this book for DD (6) since we'll be getting a puppy soon. I'm so glad I read it before I gave it to her to read.

1) The info is very "soft" and somewhat useless. Much more "antecodtal" than "factual".
2) There was a good amount of humor that was adult-oriented (Seinfeld refereces, jokes about what newlyweds are doing under the covers, etc.)
3) I'm not sure how long the author, Tom, spent breastfeeding, but he spent about a 1/2 of a page spewing inaccuracies about breastfeeding/weaning/nursing children. To a mom who has spent a total now of almost 4 years of her life breastfeeding her kids (and still going)- I found Tom's comments offensive and very uniformed.

I'm glad I got the book for a quarter of the retail price- and even at that, I'll likely return it b/c it really was that bad and useless.