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A great game for every dog lover! Dogopoly is based on the other "Opoly" game we are all familiar with, only this one uses dogs as the theme. Instead of real estate you have dog breeds. Purchase dog houses and dog bones for your property. You also have Good Dog and Bad Dog cards. Draw the right card and maybe you'll pass "Go Fetch" and collect $200. The wrong card might have you move back 3 spaces to clean your shoes because "You stepped in it!" There are even fun facts about breeds on the back of the "dog deed" cards. The pewter tokens include a Fire Hydrant, Flea, Mailman, Dog Bowl, Cat, and a Steak. For 2-6 players ages 8 to adult

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    Miscellaneous Dog Books

    The Right Dog For You "The Right Dog for You" Dr. Daniel Tortora
    Simon & Schuster, 1983; ISBN: 067147247X

    There was a quiz several people mailed me called something like "What Kind of Dog Are You?". It was cute, unscientific and silly (rather like a puppy, come to think of it), in my opinion. And it had me, the gooey- eye owner of a beautiful Bernese, pegged for an Irish setter. Ohmygosh!
    But an excellent, well conceived book on this subject is Dr. Daniel Tortora's "The Right Dog For You" (Simon & Schuster, 1983). The complexities of the subject are treated in a fascinating and thoughtful manner, and the quizzes are a lot of fun.
    He does a methodical study of all the AKC registered breeds with respect to about 15 behavioral characteristics. For each of these the reader is asked a series of questions, many not about dogs, and is scored. The scores in each category are correlated to all the breeds. Some of the conclusions are surprising: for some personality traits it's best if the owner and pooch are similar, for some it may be better if they are complementary. Of course, he acknowledges that each dog is an individual; the dogs' ratings are based on tendencies of their breed, etc.
    BTW, among the several dogs this book would have me matched with, the only one more perfectly matched than the BMD is the magnificent, gentle, drooling Newfoundland.
    - Eric Raeburn

    I'll be home soon! "I'll be Home Soon!" by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
    Published by: Dog's Best Friend © 2000, 36 pages, Booklet

    If you worry about leaving your dog home alone, both because you love your dog and your house, - this little book is for you.
    "I'll be Home Soon! How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety" - Most dogs can be left home alone during the day and lead happy, fulfilled doggy lives without destroying your house. Of course, some of them get into trouble at home when you're gone because there's so much fun stuff to do without you to stop them. But a small number of dogs suffer from a serious problem called Separation Anxiety, in which they panic at your departure and stay panicked until you return. This book is designed to help those whose dog really suffers from Separation Anxiety, to help you prevent it from developing, and to help you raise a dog with good "house manners."
    - Dogwise

    On The Road Again "On The Road Again With Man's Best Friend : United States " by Dawn Habgood and Robert Habgood
    Paperback - 888 pages 2nd edition (April 2000) Dawbert Press; ISBN: 0933603118

    Reviewing hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and resorts that welcome pets, this guide to traveling with dogs (and cats) provides over 18,000 listings of pet-friendly accommodations. Each entry offers hotel contact information, number of rooms, corresponding rates, and pet policies, including pet fees, size and weight limitations, and pet amenities. Pet rules and regulations for state and national parks are also included. - Amazon

    Knitting With Dog Hair "Knitting With Dog Hair" Kendall Crolius and Anne Montgomery
    Paperback - 112 pages (February 1997) St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312152906

    "Knitting With Dog Hair : Better a Sweater from a Dog You Know and Love Than from a Sheep You'll Never Meet."
    This well written book discusses how to get and spin dog hair, projects to make and tools needed for spinning dog hair. - Alpenhorn Review

    Atlas of Dog Breeds "The Atlas of Dog Breeds of the World" by Bonnie Wilcox DVM and Chris Walkowicz
    ISBN: 0793812844

    The authors' goal is to educate the prospective or current dog owner on the history of the breed and the physical and behavioral characteristics, stressing the original purpose for which the breed was developed. Individual breeds are characterized according to the group of their stem breeds, original purpose and/or geographical development. This book has a great Breed Name Cross-Reference list, which is helpful in locating breeds known by several different names in different countries or languages.
    - Alpenhorn Review

    Lost  History of the Canine Race "Lost History of the Canine Race" by Mary Elizabeth Thurston
    ISBN: 0836205480

    Mary Elizabeth Thurston, an anthropologist, was spurred to write this history when she discovered that artifacts and documents relating to our life with dogs were fast disappearing.
    Dog uses and abuses are surveyed--the animals served as ancient and modern warriors, as turnspits (hitched to a treadmill to turn the hearth spit). They also serve as a market for affluent material trappings- -haircuts, dog food, pet cemetaries, and the market for purebreds are critiqued. Thurston's affection for dogs is everywhere evident: Readers will sense her outrage at their mis-treatment and exploitation, her approval of societies that give dogs respect. A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a sterling tribute to dogs through the centuries.
    (Book-of-the-Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club selection) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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    Love, Miracles and Animal healing "Love, Miracles and Animal Healing" by Allen Schoen and Pam Proctor
    Paperback (July 1996) Fireside; ISBN: 0684822733

    I would like to recommend the book by Allen Schoen DVM and Pam Proctor; "Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing : A Heartwarming Look at the Spiritual Bond Between Animals and Humans". This book tells tales by Dr. Schoen and how he came to explore alternative methods such as acupuncture and herbal treatments when the normal methods failed. The way that he tells these stories shows how much he cares for the animals in his practice. While this book is not entirely about dogs it is great reading for anyone interested in exploring alternative therapies for their pets. It is reassuring to see a Cornell trained vet tell of how he has helped different animals by having an open mind to alternative options. This book is also very heart warming and I came away having great respect for DR. Schoen as a person as well as a vet.
    - Doug Smith

    Dogwatching "Dogwatching" by Desmond Morris

    What is it about the canine personality that has singled this animal out of non-human mammals to be man's closest companion? This study offers answers to common questions about dogs.

    It really does happen to a vet "It really does happen to a Vet" by Joe Inglis

    Joe Inglis, a star of BBC 1's series "Vets in Practice" has written his diary for a year. It spans his first job after finishing training with a small Devonshire practice where farmyard crises loom large, to an urban one where domestic pets in trouble are more the norm, even though he had to give the kiss of life to a snake on camera! Even the raw young vet, newly qualified, can see that there are good vets and bad, sound practice and short-cuts. Joe Inglis's diary is full of incident, but, also outspoken about some aspects of "caring" for animals and the countryside and about people who keep animals.

    Pack of Two "Pack of Two : The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs" by Caroline Knapp

    Caroline Knapp is head over heels in love--not with a human being, but with her mixed-breed dog, Lucille. From the moment Lucille first locked eyes with Knapp through the bars of an animal shelter cage, the intelligent, pointy-eared mutt began to transform Knapp's life. his book pays homage to the wonderful and complex relationship between one woman and her dog.

    Dog Tags of Courage "Dog Tags of Courage: The Turmoil of War and the Rewards of Companionship" by John C. Burnam, MSG (USA ret.)
    © 2000, 300 pages, Hardback

    "Dog Tags of Courage" tells the story of 4000 forgotten war heroes: the German Shepherd Scout Dogs of the Vietnam War. This is a first hand account of these dogs and their handlers who loved them, cared for them, and literally carried their food and water into battle. These dogs located injured GI's, searched out Viet-Cong weapons caches and booby traps, thwarted enemy attacks and ambushes, and between missions were loving, playful friends who shared the lives of their people. At the end of the war, these dogs were classified as "equipment" and were eventually abandoned despite the pleas of their handlers. The contributions of these dogs are honored only in the memories of the soldiers whose lives they protected and died for in combat. This book shares their story.

    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul "Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers' Soul: Stories About Pets As Teachers, Healers, Heroes, and Friends" by Jack Canfield (Editor), Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker DVM , Carol Kline, Mary Marcdante
    Paperback, ISBN 1558745718

    This is an inspirational book and one you'll want for your library.
    - Joye Neff

    "Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lovers' Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs and Other Critters " by Jack Canfield (Editor), Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker DVM , Carol Kline
    Paperback, ISBN 1558747109

    From the same "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series - the sequel!

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