I was recently asked if I’d like to review a book about Labrador Retrievers. I confess: I had no idea what to expect.
So I was sent the book Labrador Retrievers- How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend by Lorie A. Huston, DVM.
Now I have to tell you, this is my FIRST book review, and I was a bit apprehensive about doing it. I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Huston, but I am quite opinionated. Oh well…..
Anyway, after reading the book, here’s that I have to say about it……
I LOVED IT!
This is the PERFECT book for someone who is thinking of bringing a lab into the home, or has a lab and needs a quick reference handy.
WHY do I like this book?
Maybe because of the chapter on how to choose a dog. Dr. Huston gives ya the lowdown on why you should NEVER buy from a pet store. She also spells out the reality of puppy mills. She tells you how to find a reputable breeder, and dispels many of the myths about adopting from a shelter or rescue.
Or maybe it’s the shopping list of what your new puppy is going to need.
Or what to expect while training your dog. She also addresses the need for socialization.
And then there’s the chapter on vet visits.
I swear, I loved this book and hope there will be a version for Alaskan Malamutes (this is one in a series of books).
The truth is, I know more about dogs now than I did when I brought home my first lab, but I learned many of my lessons the hard way. How great it would be for every pet owner to have such an easy read (74 pages) that spells out just what you need to know.
Is there anything I would I have changed about this book? Nope, not a thing.
Want to win a copy of your very own? Do so here!
Rather just go ahead and buy your own copy? It’s available at Amazon.com for $2.99.
So if you know someone who is thinking of bringing a lab into their home, suggest they read this book!
If you’re a breeder of labs, pass this one to every potential buyer!
If you work with lab rescue, share this book with your potential adopters!
Dr. Lorie also has two blogs you might find of interest.
Pet Health Care Gazette covers a variety of pet topics.
Social Media Savvy Pets covers social media and marketing for pet professionals. I just found this one but I’m a big fan!