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Author Quinn, Carol.

Title Follow my lead : what training my dogs taught me about life, love, and happiness / Carol Quinn.

Imprint Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    636.7083 QUI    Available
Description 259 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Follow My Lead is the story of how two rambunctious dogs and a tough Russian dog trainer named Irina taught Carol Quinn everything she needed to know about life, love, and happiness. It all begins when the author decides-somewhat naively-to enroll her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Nairobi and Sheila, into dog agility training. Unhappy with her failing love affair, her stagnant career, and even herself, she's hoping to find a hobby and straighten out her unruly but affectionate pets. She soon discovers that dog agility is not a lazy game of fetch-it's a highly competitive sport that requires owners to move their dogs through a timed obstacle course using only voice and hand signals. What follows is a life-changing experience: a learning process that teaches her not only about her dogs, but also about herself. As she continues, the training, and even the obstacle course itself, becomes a metaphor for her life. With humor and candor, Quinn shares the parallel story of how, with Irina's guidance and wisdom, she and her dogs develop a deep bond of love and trust, and learn to navigate the course obstacles with grace and skill; and how she, too, overcomes life's obstacles by accepting her flaws and finding the inner strength to move forward-away from her doomed love affair, fears, and anxieties-and become the alpha dog" of her own life. Funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, Follow My Lead is a story full of useful life lessons and homespun wisdom that will entertain and inspire readers of all sensibilities, whether they are dog lovers or not"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Dogs -- Training -- Anecdotes.
Dogs -- Behavior -- Anecdotes.
Human-animal relationships -- Anecdotes.
Human-animal communication -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9781580053709 (pbk.)
158005370X (pbk.)

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