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The other day, we posted a review of Let the Dogs Speak, stories told from the dogs’ point of view about puppy raisers. Puppy Raisers are these terrific people who volunteer to raise a puppy and train it basic commands, only to give the adult dog back to Canine Companions for Independence to train to be assistance dogs. The book will make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and gain lots of respect for all of the people involved in training these great dogs.
The publisher offered to send us a copy of the book to give away to one of our readers. And for all of the people who entered but did not win the free copy, you can buy the book in many places – but here is the link on Amazon.
So, how do we pick a winner? We figured we would demonstrate what terrific assistance dogs The Herd would be by asking one of them to draw a name. We started out by writing the name of each person who entered the contest on to a small piece of paper and spreading those papers on the floor.
Then you select a member of The Herd who has great potential in picking up one of those pieces of paper so that you can declare a winner.
And then you watch that dog suddenly learn that picking things up off of the floor is bad and he shouldn’t do it, even though he had just done the exact same thing a dozen times through the day.
Who knew the little devil could be so good? So we changed the rules and just asked him to point one slip of paper out.
Excellent work, Typhoon. We have a winner! Susan and Wrigs (whose blog can be found here). Drop us a private message with your address and we will get the book in the mail to you!
Hope everyone else takes the time to go read the book. It is really worth the read!
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