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Dog Lover's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Living a Rich Life With Your Dog (Hardcover)

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Wendy Nan Rees is an author and entrepreneur who has been involved in the pet industry for more than 25 years. Her career began when she founded Lip Smackers, Inc., a company dedicated to providing healthy all-natural treats to consumers concerned about their pets’ well-being. She is an author of The Natural Pet Food Cookbook: Healthful Recipes for Dogs and Cats (2007),No Barking at the Table (1996), and No Catnapping in the Kitchen (1996). She orchestrated the bookThe Name Game, a collection of over 100 celebrity essays and more than 1,000 suggestions for pet names. A percentage of the proceeds fromThe Name Game goes directly to PAWS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with HIV/AIDS care for their pets. Her many successes have led to numerous television appearances and newspaper and magazine articles. She was the Pet Lifestyle Advisor on Animal Planet’s Petsburgh, USA and has also appeared on The Home Shopping Network. She also wrote a monthly column, “In the Kitchen with Wendy,” forYour Pet magazine. Today, Wendy is the host of an internet radio show called “Wendy’s Animal Talk” (see website for broadcast schedule). Wendy also contributes weekly pet tips Wendy lives in Los Angeles with her dogs Senator, Cappy, and Little Man. For more information, visit Wendy

Kristen Hampshire is an award-winning writer. Her work has been published in a wide range of nationally recognized magazines. She has also served as an editor for two green industry publications, Commercial Dealer and Bayer Environmental Science's Lawn Care Professional. Her most recent book is John Deere's Landscaping and Lawn Care. She lives in Lakewood, OH.

Kendra Luck has created a style and body of work from a past career as an award-winning photojournalist and day-to-day life with her canine muse, Gladys (1992-2008). For Luck, watching a dog is akin to watching children play, waves breaking at the beach, or a bonfire blaze - it's hypnotic. Luck documents the dog's rising role in the family household. She lives in Albany, California, and travels throughout the United States for private photo commissions as well as editorial and commercial projects. For more information, visit

Live a more joyful life with your dog - one day at a time!

Dog Lover's Daily Companion is an inspiring handbook filled with 365 helpful tips, easy-to-build projects, and practical advice on the canine-human relationship. No matter where you live or what breed of dog you have, this book has a year's worth of ideas and insight into an exuberant, healthy life with your dog.

Wendy Nan Rees and Kristen Hampshire use humor, passion, and panache as they guide you through the day-to-day life of owning and living with a dog. From regular vaccinations to dealing with a sick dog; puppy school to obedience training; grooming at home - to those times that you must consult a professional - it's all covered here. Dynamic photographs by pet portraitist and "dogumentarian" Kendra Luck weave a visual narrative that honors the joy of dog companionship.

Inside, you'll find the following day-to-day categories:

Monday - Dogs 101

Tuesday - Table Manners and Training

Wednesday - Playtime and Exercise

Thursday - Grooming and Health Care

Friday - Housekeeping and Cleaning

Saturday and Sunday - Bonding and Relationship Building

Versatile and practical, Dog Lover's Daily Companion will entertain you, inform you, and might even let you in on industry secrets. Whether you are a first-time or lifelong dog owner, you will be inspired to make your own beds and toys, learn valuable tips about pet safety, and enjoy traveling with your pet.


ISBN 9781592535286
Genre PETS / Dogs / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 320
Publisher Date 2009-08-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Quarry Books
Copyright Year 2009
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.7 lb
Language English
Subtitle 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Living a Rich Life With Your Dog
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Rees, Wendy Nan

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