Black Agency
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Seal Press (2015-10-20)
Current material
1st Pass Pages
Original language
Parenting: advice & issues


Keeping Our Kids and Our Dogs Safe and Happy Together

by Edwards, Lisa

PLEASE DON'T BITE THE BABY is important for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who have dogs and young children together and want to ensure safety for all.

Please Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dogs), chronicles certified professional dog trainer Lisa Edwards’ endearing and entertaining journey to ensure that her household survives and thrives when she introduces her son to her motley pack of animals. As Lisa knows all too well, the dog/child relationship is simultaneously treasured, misunderstood, and sometimes feared. In a twist, Lisa's dog training techniques inevitably seep into how she navigates her first year with baby to mixed but enlightening results.

Lisa includes her best training techniques for the everyday pet owner itemized at the end of each chapter. This book is important for parents, grandparents, and caregivers who have dogs and young children together and want to ensure safety for all.

Lisa Edwards, CPDT-KA, CDBC, is a professional dog trainer and dog behavior consultant, a Pet Partners evaluator and instructor, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Her book A Dog Named Boo was a London Times bestseller.

Lisa has been training dogs professionally and performing animal-assisted therapy since 1999. She has trained hundreds of therapy dogs and service dogs for veterans and individuals with PTSD. She is the lead trainer and behavior consultant for the Animal Rescue Foundation–Beacon and the Danbury Animal Welfare Society. She also lectures on dog/child safety, runs webinars for Pet Partners, and operates a teaching and consulting business, Three Dogs Training.

Lisa lives in New York State with her husband, son, dog, and cat.

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Edwards’s understanding of canine psychology will give new parents the confidence to maintain a canine-filled household, with strong pointers on avoiding mishaps and tragedy.

Review: Publishers Weekly

Please Don't Bite the Baby… is both a pleasant read and a useful instruction manual. Lisa Edwards has produced another gem. This delightful account of her foray in motherhood is also bursting with practical tips for keeping dogs and babies safe.… The book includes many sidebars listing helpful tips and practical suggestions. These include basic advice such as how to restrict the dogs to certain areas of the home, leash walking, and coping with guests. There are also suggestions about more specific challenges such as “resource guarding,” managing Halloween, and the pros and cons of medications.… This book will be an invaluable resource for all families who are balancing dogs and children.

Quote: Mary Schreiber, MS

As an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and canine behavior consultant, Lisa Edwards clearly understands dogs at the professional level. As a dog owner, she also understands dogs at the personal level— how they can teach us to love, and how they can save us from the devastation that results from the loss or a human or animal loved one. The extraordinarily well-written Please Don't Bite the Baby provides scientifically sound tips for teaching dogs and children to be safe around each other. It's a must-have for every family with children and dogs.

Quote: Mary R. Burch, PhD

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