The Puppy Diaries

The Puppy Diaries

Raising A Dog Named Scout

Large Print - 2011 | Doubleday large print home library ed
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This book is a a work of narrative nonfiction that chronicles the author's first year with her Golden Retreiver, Scout, based on her blog of the same name from The New York Times. It is an entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the author, managing editor of The New York Times. One summer day, she brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their new puppy, she wrote a column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009. Now she has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, it continues the author's reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor. What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With stories and a wealth of practical information, this book provides a road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York NY : Times Books, 2011
Edition: Doubleday large print home library ed
ISBN: 9781617932618
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 ABRAMSON Large Print Coll
Characteristics: 285 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm


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AL_HOLLYR Aug 29, 2017

Heartwarming and insightful story of pet ownership. A must read for any dog or pet lover!

Jun 28, 2013

Has a neat insight into the struggle that owners go through in deciding how to train their dog and faces the realities that come with it.

bookfanatic1979 Feb 28, 2013

Adorable. I’m not going to own a dog anytime soon—I don’t have the time, money, space, or patience right now—but this is a wonderful way to experience puppy parenthood vicariously. Abramson offers solid training tips, and I’m sure her accounts of Scout’s naughtiness will be very reassuring to other new puppy owners.


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