Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories  
Animals share inspiring tales of courage and survival with Pet Whisperer Terri Steuben as her rescue team takes them to safety from devastated post-Katrina New Orleans  
To mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, animal communicator and disaster responder Terri Steuben offers a new book with a unique take on the historic event – the pets’ perspective, by the pets themselves.  
Steuben was called in by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to join the largest animal rescue operation in U.S. history. During the two weeks she found and saved pets, Steuben kept a journal of what those dogs, cats and other animals told her telepathically. In her memoir, she gives the animals a voice by sharing powerful stories of triumph from courageous pets that lived through a nightmare and never gave up. She describes how they endured weeks of heat, humidity, fear and loneliness—sometimes without food and water—until they could be rescued. Steuben offers an uplifting side to the tragic events and the stories in her memoir are timeless tales of courage, determination, resourcefulness and love.  
The 2005 disaster along the Gulf Coast proved to be a turning point for animals across the U.S. “Katrina’s silver lining was the passage of the HSUS-backed Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act in Congress and new state laws requiring attention to animals in disaster response,” writes Eric Sakach of the HSUS in the book’s foreword. The 2006 law means that states must accommodate pets and service animals in their disaster plans for evacuating residents. Says Steuben, “With every year that passes, I believe we are becoming more prepared to keep our pets safe from harm. I pray that this is so, because I don’t ever want to hear another traumatized animal say, ‘Why did Mommy and Daddy have to leave me?’”  
About the Author: Terri Steuben is a popular animal communicator who has counseled thousands of pet owners for 25 years. Using her psychic abilities and practical experience, she helps people around the world better understand their animals and solve behavior and health problems. In addition, she is a trained disaster responder and teaches classes in how to keep animals safe in emergencies. She has deployed with the HSUS, United Animal Nations Emergency Animal Rescue Service and the Mounted Assistance Unit Equestrian Training Institute. She is also called to work alongside law enforcement officials in search-and-seizure operations involving animal hoarding and abuse. Steuben is the author of Secrets of a Pet Whisperer: Stop Telling Your Animals to Misbehave, a how-to communication guide for pet owners that also contains information and checklists on preparing for emergencies. Learn more at www.TerriSteuben.com.  
Publication: August 1, 2015; 330 pages; 32 photos; McCoury Publishing; ISBN: 0-9839297-1-8 (print), ISBN: 0-9839297-2-6 (electronic); Subject Headings: Pets/General PET000000; Nature/Animals NAT001000; History/US South HIS036120; Body, Mind & Spirit/ESP OCC007000 Price: $27.99 (softcover); $13.99 (ebook); quantity discounts are available by contacting the publisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Where to buy: www.TerriSteuben.com, Amazon, Kobo, pet boutiques, independent booksellers and Internet retailers  Contact

The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron is a provocative glimpse at prehistory, an emotional coming-of-age saga, a thrilling tale of survival against all odds, and the exciting,

imaginative story of the first dog!

New York Times Bestselling Author

W. BRUCE CAMERON

THE

DOG MASTER

A Novel of the First Dog

Bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron has captivated countless readers over the past five years with his charming and inspiring dog-centric novels, including the wildly popular A Dog’s Purpose (slated to be directed by Lasse Hallström for DreamWorks) and A Dog’s Journey. Both were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, and received extensive critical acclaim from both critics and colleagues alike. He’s also the author of The Dogs of Christmas and Ellie’s Story, an illustrated novel adapted for young readers from the characters introduced in the beloved A Dog’s Purpose.

Now, Cameron heads in a new direction with his most ambitious endeavor yet. Set against the most dramatic time in our species’ history, THE DOG MASTER (A Forge Hardcover; $25.99; August 4, 2015) is the thrilling and evocative story of one tribe’s struggle for survival and one remarkable man’s bond with the wolf who would become the first dog—a friendship that changed mankind forever.

Cameron’s gift for creating complex-but-relatable characters and unforgettable storylines is vividly illustrated in THE DOG MASTER, a visionary work of historical fiction that explores the very beginnings of our shared humanity. Readers will be swept up in the harsh and unforgiving existence of thirty-thousand years ago, when the fate of our ancestors hinged on our ability to adapt to the last great glaciation. Ice and brutal cold stormed out of the north and forced us out of the trees and onto the steppes, where we were both predator and prey.

Mankind stood on the cold brink of extinction . . . but we had a unique advantage over other species—our symbiotic relationship with wolves, a bond that continues to this day. Only a set of extraordinary circumstances could have transformed one of these fierce prehistoric creatures into a hunting companion, a bodyguard, a soldier, and a friend. And in THE DOG MASTER, Cameron offers not only a sweeping saga of prehistory, brimming with tribal war, increasing famine, political intrigue, and forbidden love, but also an intricately wrought, imaginative story of the first dog.

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THE DOG MASTER by W. Bruce Cameron is an epic novel rich in atmosphere and characterization, with heart-stopping moments of intrigue and adventure. Readers who love classic Jean Auel, dog stories, engrossing historical fiction—or anyone looking for a fresh and exciting read—will find themselves captivated by W. Bruce Cameron’s enthralling new novel.

W. Bruce Cameron is the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, (a USA Today bestseller that also spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, and is slated to be directed by Lasse Hallström for DreamWorks), and its New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, A Dog’s Journey. A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey have been absolute success stories with over 310,000 “Likes” on the A Dog’s Purpose Facebook Fan page and countless readers who have fallen in love with their moving tales. He’s also the author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series; Emory’s Gift, and The Dogs of Christmas. His most recent novel is The Dog Master. He has written for television and wrote, along with his wife and co-writer Cathryn Michon, the feature film Muffin Top: A Love Story, which was released in 2014.   Cameron was also named 2011 Newspaper Columnist of the year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. A champion for animal welfare, Cameron also serves on the board of Life is Better Rescue, in Denver, CO. lifeisbetterrescue.org/. To learn more about W. Bruce Cameron and his work, visit: brucecameron.com &adogspurpose.com.

THE DOG MASTER by W. Bruce Cameron | A Forge Hardcover |ISBN: 978-0-7653-7463-9 | 416 pages; $25.99 | eBook: 978-1-4668-4297-7; $12.99 | On-Sale: August 4, 2015

Don’t Fart When You Snuggle.
Lessons on How to Make a Human Smile
Dogs are an inexhaustible source of unfaltering loyalty, good cheer and laughter.
Meet Frank the Dog. His mission is to make humans smile. And that’s exactly what
he and his wisecracking pals do in Don’t Fart When You Snuggle, the guide to
living the good life—of a dog. From the creator of the popular greeting card line
From Frank™, this playful book offers advice for dogs, by dogs, that’s sure to
brighten any human’s day.
Photographs accompany unfiltered insights into the weird and wonderful
relationship that pets share with their loved ones.
Take it from Frank and his friends:
 Greet first. Then ask about dinner.
 The louder the snore, the better the snuggle.
 Walk your human daily: It’s good for them and you can
check out that hot poodle down the street.
 Every so often, bark at nothing. Your human will feel extra
protected.
Anyone who follows Frank’s advice is in for some extra belly rubs, guaranteed.
About the book
Don’t Fart When You Snuggle: Lessons on How to Make a Human Smile
By Frank the Dog
ISBN: 978-1-4521-4177-0
6 x 6 in., 136 pp full-color images throughout
$12.95
About From Frank™
From Frank, the brainchild of Kate Smith and her French bulldog, Frank the Tank, debuted
in 2008 when Smith combined images capturing Frank’s humorous, human-like personality
with the quirky, yet happy comments she imagined Frank saying. Frank’s main goal in life is
to make humans smile. Frank knows how to live—he appreciates the little things and
forgets the bad ones.
About Chronicle Books
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was
founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative
books. Recognized as one of the 50 best small companies to work for in the U.S. (and the only
independent publisher to receive this award), the company continues to challenge conventional
publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes much
admired illustrated books and gift products in design, art, architecture, photography, food, lifestyle,
pop culture, and acclaimed children’s titles. Chronicle Books’ objective is to create and distribute
exceptional publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value.  For more
information about Chronicle Books, visit www.chroniclebooks.com.
Copyright © From Frank, LLC and TM. All rights reserved

Doggie Manners Publishing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brilliant(!) New Book on Puppy Socialization Written by Caryl Wolff  
The buzzword today in dog training is Puppy Socialization – acquainting puppies to the “real world” before they are 16 weeks old through positive associations.  Puppy owners have previously been told to wait until puppy shots were completed before taking them outside – which is equivalent to keeping a child housebound until he is 12 years old!  Veterinary behaviorists now emphasize that the more positive exposure a puppy has before vaccines are completed, the more balanced and behaviorally fit the puppy will ultimately be as an adult dog – that first 16 weeks is critical.
With contributions from top dog experts, this book is endorsed by trainers, owners, and veterinarians, this book gives tips to breeders, owners, and rescue groups on how to socialize puppies safely and effectively.
“Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness”
 Dispels many untruths and myths about socialization  Bases its recommendations on scientific evidence  Offers hundreds of tips and suggestions for breeders, owners/guardians, rescue groups, and trainers on how to properly socialize puppies
“I wrote this book,” says Wolff, “so more dogs will be behaviorally fit and have good doggie manners as adults so that fewer dogs will be relinquished to shelters for behavior issues, many of which would never even appear if they had been properly socialized as puppies.”
About the Author 
Author and dog trainer/behavior consultant Caryl Wolff is the first dog trainer to be certified by five dog trainer organizations.  She has written seven books about dog training and behavior.  She lives in Los Angeles with her two adopted dogs and a 42-year-old blue-and-gold macaw, which she has had since he was a fledgling – she confirms that he is her longest relationship….  
1719 Federal Avenue, Suite 6 Los Angeles, California 90025 Amazon Kindle Link http://tinyurl.com/l92cphs        Amazon Paperback Link http://tinyurl.com/ofpsp8l www.DoggieManners.com  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

New Book By Dogtology Prophet Asks If You Are Among the Faithful?

                       

DOGTOLOGY

Live. Bark. Believe.

By Jeff Lazarus

What if GOD made DOG in his own reflection to give MAN the constant happiness, content feeling, and unconditional love that he really needs on earth? With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this is how the “Greatest Story Ever Told” begins when God convinces Dog to help him with “Project Man” for a little task he was working on a couple of weeks AFTER he created earth. DOGTOLOGY: Live. Bark. Believe by Jeff Lazarus (Publication: May 2015; Greenleaf Book Group Press; Pets/Dogs/Humor; Hardcover: $19.95) tells the story of man’s longstanding, fanatical devotion to dog. Dogtology is a belief that recognizes Dog as a genuinely “elevated” being. Just like the author, Dogtologists aren’t just fond of dogs – they laud them and plan their days/nights around the needs and wants of Dog.

A whimsical, satirical celebration of the relationship between dogs and humans patterned after a religious text, Dogtology will resonate with dog lovers from all walks of life and every creed. Each chapter in Dogtology reveals additional proof that humans have a deep need to believe in something more ideal than themselves. With twelve illuminating chapters with titles such as:  The Book of Bones, The Book of Barks and The Book of Realizations, the devotees of Dogtology will see themselves illustrated in the same system of rituals, practices and behaviors personified by Dogtologists the world over. Oh My Dog!

Author Jeff Lazarus notes that “Dogtology,” as understood by practicing Dogtologists, can be defined as:

The unconditional, loving belief in Dog as a superior being and, in many ways, Man’s savior

Do you count yourself among the hundreds of thousands of DOG followers? Are you drinking from the dog water bowl? Author Jeff Lazarus asks the reader to be honest with themselves. Are YOU experiencing these symptoms of Dogtology:

  • You relentlessly email, Facebook post, Pinterest pin dog photos, dog-toons, dog videos and dog PowerPoint slideshows to everyone on your contact lists on every social media platform regardless of the thundering silence and lack of “likes” you receive in response.
  • Your dog groomer knows that the concept of “drop the dog off” does not apply to you, and you are allowed to wait in the staff lounge where you are given status reports every 15 minutes
  • You give holiday gifts to and from your dog – and spend more time getting these exactly right than you do your gifts for humans.
  • You happily purchase high-priced “gourmet” treats, such as “pupcakes” and “tail mix bars” for your hound while you live on Ramen Noodles to save on costs.
  • You understand the sole purpose for which cell-phone cameras were invented: to capture cunning and hilarious shots of dogs behind the steering wheels of cars … wearing sunglasses … and wearing Scottish beanies!

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The veritable shrines humans build to their dogs—in their homes, around their communities, and in the media ---are proof positive that Dogtology is indeed a bone-a-fide belief system that stands proudly alongside all the other great –isms and –ologies of the world. Chew on that!

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About the Author:

Inspired by his BFF, Roamy, Jeff Lazarus bonded with this stray pup who had the cutest face ever – and a personality to match. Olympic athlete, President of the Canine Mensa Society, the James Dean of dogs, and a performer, much like himself. Jeff notes, “he became my confidant, my sidekick. I found I could be truer with him than with anyone else; so I wanted to hang with him day and night. He became my refuge, my sanity, my partner in crime.”

Jeff has an MBA from Pepperdine and a B.A. in speech communication from Cal State. With over twenty years’ experience in sales, marketing, and scientific consulting at Merck & Co. Inc., Lazarus has been inducted into the Merck Hall of Fame and is a five-time winner of the Vice President’s Award. He has taught public speaking and marketing at the university level, performed in various theater groups, played in a rock band, and coached championship youth baseball and soccer teams. Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe. is the first in a series of humorous pet books, with his next title, Listen Like a Dog: And Make Your Mark on the World publishing next year. For more information about his books and other Dogtology-themed products by Jeff Lazarus, please visit his website: www.Dogtology.com

DogTology: Live. Bark. Believe.

978-1-62634-138-8 Hardcover

978-1-62634-139-5 eBook

$19.95; 192 pages; Humor/Pets/Dogs; illustrated

Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press: May 2015

Talking with Dogs and Cats:

Joining the Conversation to Improve

Behavior and Bond with Your Animals

by Tim Link

Foreword by Victoria Stilwell

New Book Teaches How to Talk and Listen to Your Pet in

Order to Connect and Solve Behavioral Issues

“Communicating with our animals is one of the most important aspects of our human-animal connection, and it can also be the most fun, as demonstrated in this lively, practical book by Tim Link, Talking with Dogs and Cats. You’ll discover ways to solve common pet problems and make interacting with animals more meaningful. The perfect book to enhance our lives with these amazing creatures who share our world.”

—Marty Becker, DVM, America’s Veterinarian and the chief veterinary correspondent for Dogster

“Tim Link is the best friend any dog or cat ever had — providing an insightful, heart-warming guide to teaching us what our pets are truly thinking and feeling. The more you read it, the stronger the connection between you and man’s best friend.”

— Glenn Plaskin, bestselling author of Katie Up and Down the Hall

Animal lovers often wonder what their pet’s meow, bark, tweet, or stare means. Why the incessant meowing after Kitty has been fed, petted, and played with? Why is Fido barking up a storm or digging as if his life depended on it? Pet owners want to know, and Tim Link, an expert animal communicator, teaches readers how to find out. The author was surprised to find himself communicating with the pets of family and friends. Because Link was caught off guard by his own gift, he is adept at helping readers first hone their communication skills, using the spoken and the visual and also learning to “listen”. From there, the book focuses on particular behaviors. Unlike most training methods, Link’s approach respects the personality and feelings of animals. His methods, simple and accessible to all, facilitate the understanding that all animal lovers crave and create a back-and-forth communication that will enhance the lives of both animals and humans.

TIM LINK, nationally syndicated radio host, animal communicator, and Reiki practitioner, created his Wagging Tales consulting practice upon discovering his “talk to the animals” abilities. He often works with animal-rescue organizations and lives in Cumming, Georgia. His website is www.TalkingWithDogsandCats.com

Talking with Dogs and Cats:

Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals

By Tim Link * Foreword by Victoria Stilwell

Animals * Pub Date: June 2, 2015

$14.95 * Trade Paperback/ebook * 240 pages * ISBN: 978-1-60868-322-2

For Immediate Release

“This book should be mandatory reading for all men everywhere.”
—Michelle Lee, editor in chief of Nylon

Menswear Dog Presents

THE NEW CLASSICS

Fresh Looks for the Modern Man

by David Fung & Yena Kim

Men’s fashion is all about choosing essential garments and finding the right fit. But even when navigating these basic rules of dressing, many guys could use a friendly guide to help them out. Enter man’s best-dressed friend. In THE NEW CLASSICS (Artisan Books; April 21, 2015; Hardcover / $16.95), Bodhi, the sharp-dressing Shiba Inu behind the Internet sensation Menswear Dog (@mensweardog), helps men distinguish timeless styles from passing trends and build a personal wardrobe for all occasions.

THE NEW CLASSICS shares the practical style secrets behind the savvy canine’s best looks, teaching men how to dress, how to shop, and how to guarantee a perfect fit for their clothing. Seasonal outfits are built around foundational garments like blazers, jackets, and tailored shirts. In spring, try a floral shirt (p. 25) with a gray suit jacket, tassel loafers, and wayfarer sunglasses. Summer’s warm weather calls for a linen suit with a knit tie, a floral pocket square, and walnut oxfords (p. 57). For fall, layer a cardigan over a flannel shirt, selvedge jeans, and chunky work boots (p. 81). And in winter, it’s time for a fisherman’s sweater (p. 121) with a navy peacoat. Helpful cheat sheets in each section show the essential garments you’ll wear all season long.

The book features a smart mix of designer labels, heritage brands, and budget-conscious choices that will help men to build their wardrobe without breaking the bank. Helpful commentary throughout THE NEW CLASSICS explains the details that make for an enduring wardrobe staple. Learn what makes a Levi’s Original the definitive denim jacket (p. 15), and why a notch lapel is the best bet for your go-to gray suit (p. 79). You’ll also find the wardrobe game plan for all of life’s most important sartorial moments. Learn how to dress correctly for the office (p. 98), ace your outfit at a summer wedding (p. 62), stay cool at the gym (p. 20), and turn it out for your next black-tie event (p. 126). To help readers put this advice into practice, the book is rounded out with an essential guide to sizing, packing, shopping, and clothing care.

THE NEW CLASSICSlays out the 10 commandments for fashion, Bodhi’sMenswear Dogma.”

  1. 1.Invest now; save later.

A sturdy peacoat (p. 113) or bomber jacket (p. 133) will last a lifetime.

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  1. 2.Classics are timeless for a reason.

Check out the enduring panache of a Breton striped shirt (p. 49), a seersucker suit (p. 61), or a leather motorcycle jacket (p. 83).

  1. 3.Find yourself a good tailor.

That perfect gray suit (p. 79) will never be quite right off the rack, but a great tailor will make this closet staple fit like it was made for you.

  1. 4.Fit trumps price every time.

So learn the basic points of making sure your dress shirts, suits, T-shirts, and jeans fit where it matters (p. 138). If clothes make the man, fit makes the man look good.

  1. 5.Take care of your clothes.

What do all of those symbols on your shirt tag even mean (p. 147)? How do you deal with that coffee spill on your pants (p. 149)?

  1. 6.Clothes should be fitted, never tight.

Even at the gym (p. 20), it’s never okay to rock a skintight look.

  1. 7.It’s okay to copy your fashion idols.

The book lays out style cheat sheets for cribbing famous looks from Steve McQueen or Harrison Ford (The Globe-Trotter, p. 30), Paul Newman (The Mariner, p. 54), John F. Kennedy (The Ivy Leaguer, p. 86), and Ernest Hemingway (The Outdoorsman, p. 118).

  1. 8.Learn how to properly tie a tie.

It’s called a “four-in-hand,” and it’s the only knot you’ll ever need (p. 139). And while you’re at it, explore the power of a slim knit tie (p. 101).

  1. 9.When in doubt, keep it simple.

The white dress shirt (p. 33) is the Swiss army knife of the gentleman’s wardrobe.

  1. 10.If it doesn’t make you feel good, don’t wear it.

From floral prints (p. 25) to bright colors (p. 89), fashion should be fun.

With THE NEW CLASSICS, guys now have their own personal style guru to help them dress their best and stand out from the pack.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Husband-and-wife duo David Fung and Yena Kim, graphic designer and fashion designer/photographer respectively, are the creative force behind Menswear Dog, a one-of-a-kind blog featuring photos of their dog Bodhi, a Shiba Inu, styled in serious menswear. Bodhi has appeared on Anderson Cooper Live, E! News, and The Rachael Ray Show, and in national publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Details, Esquire, GQ, and Time. He has appeared in campaigns for Bloomingdale’s, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Purina, Revlon, and Victorinox Swiss Army, among others.

MENSWEAR DOG PRESENTS THE NEW CLASSICS

By David Fung & Yena Kim

Published by Artisan Books on April 21, 2015

Hardcover; $16.95; 160 pages; 400 photographs and illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-57965-616-4

Find more of Menswear Dog at Instagram: @mensweardog,

mensweardog.tumblr.com, and Facebook.com/TheMenswearDog

Follow us: @Artisan_Books (Instagram) and @ArtisanBooks (Facebook and Twitter)

A black bear in Colorado Springs steals restaurant Dumpsters specifically to feast on the leftovers. In Cape Town, a baboon breaks into homes, raiding kitchens for human food. A coyote makes itself comfortable in the drink cooler of a downtown Chicago Quizno’s sandwich shop. Shouldn’t these animals be roaming free—in the wild, far away from urban centers? So-called “wild” animals are gravitating toward populated areas—spaces we tend to think of as a realm apart from nature. In reality, cities— possibly the most exciting, most surprising, and least understood ecosystems on the planet—are intertwined with natural environments. And just as shifting from country to city living changed humans, cities may be changing the animals that end up living within their loose confines.

In Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle (Chicago Review Press, April 2015) author Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the stories of wildlife—from tiny bugs to migratory birds to foreboding cougars—that share our sidewalks, streets, and homes. Donovan’s travels and research with experts in Brooklyn, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, Mumbai, and elsewhere offer a journalistic look at urban wildlife, introducing curious city dwellers and animal lovers to the wall-eating snails that are invading Miami, the wild boars that roam Berlin and the parrots of Brooklyn. From carpet-hungry bugs in Raleigh to the cockroaches of New York City, the tales in Feral Cities explore streets and homes that are far more alive than we often realize, show how animals are adjusting to urban living, and ask what the wildlife in our metropolises—and our response to it—says about us.

Revealing that urban life isn’t always as bad for animals as you might think, Feral Cities explores how cities are becoming distinct ecological communities and illuminates the mindset of city inhabitants and urban wildlife experts as well as actions of the animals themselves.

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks

The Perfect Book for Foodies & Dog Lovers!

Steve Brooks, Celebrity Dog Trainer and founder of SteveBrooksK9U, shares secrets to modifying canine behavior without the use of threats or force. Discover how to train your dog using gourmet, healthy dog bites as rewards for good behavior!

Steve Brooks (CPDT/KA) is a master of creative, positive, science-based reward training methods with terrific results and has been training dogs for over 20 years using “dog bites” to correctly train thousands of dogs with lasting results.

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks uses food as an effective training tool. In this book, you will discover what is safe and unsafe to feed your dog while learning how to modify your favorite meals to share with your pup! While Steve cooks recipes from Organic Turkey Meatballs, Sweet Pup-Tato Fries to Chicken Pup-Pie, he shares what is safe and delicious for canine consumption. He also demonstrates the health benefits and dangers of many human foods.

  • Discover how to modify K9 behavior with Steve’s Positive Training Tactics

  • Learn how to use food (and other rewards) to correctly train your dog

  • Teach your dog to: walk without pulling on the leash, come, stay, tricks…and more!

  • Reduce fear, food-guarding and aggression issues

  • Know which foods are safe and unsafe; foods that can heal or harm your dog

  • Train your dog to take food gently right out of your hand!

Steve Brooks is a world-renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT/KA), a credential granted by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). He is a Canine Behavioral Expert and professional member of the APDT, Association of Pet Dog Trainers. He is a licensed presenter of Family Paws Parent Education, Dog & Baby Connection, Dog & Storks, and a proud member of Pet Professional Guild where he promotes force free training

Steve founded SteveBrooksK9U (www.SteveBrooksK9U.com) in Los Angeles in 1999. Since then, he’s been one of LA’s most sought-after dog trainers. Thousands of dogs have graduated from K9U. Steve’s clients include Hollywood celebrities such as: Sheryl Crow, Robert Downey Jr, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lori Alan, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, William Fichtner, Cheryl Tiegs, Dennis Dugan, William Peterson, Rick Rubin, members of the bands Chicago, and Earth Wind and Fire to name a few, as well as, thousands of everyday dog lovers.

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks is available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, most online bookstores and at www.SteveBrooksK9U.com

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Steve’s talents have garnered him media exposure in both national and international markets.  He has appeared regularly as the dog expert on training and safety for Fox News in both San Diego and Los Angeles and NBC news in Palm Springs. In 2009, Steve was featured as the dog training expert in Marley & Me (Blu-Ray DVD). He has appeared in programs such as Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, as well as, appearing on CBS’ “World’s Funniest Pets”,TBS’ “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” and the nationally syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition. Steve was the trainer of Presley, the rescue Boxer and winner of “The Greatest American Dog.” Many international broadcasters in Japan, Canada and Australia have also profiled Steve and his work as a professional trainer. Steve has been featured on a multitude of radio shows such as Pet World Insider and KPCC 89.3 Public Radio. He is a regular contributor to numerous publications and an ongoing writer for Fido Friendly magazine.

DISCUSSION TOPICS WITH STEVE BROOKS

A Feast For Fido - Sharing Holiday Meals With Your Dog - Creative, safe and healthy meals you can share with your dog during the holidays.

Keeping Your Home Safe For Your Dog - Ways you can ensure your home is safe for the new Christmas puppy. How to avoid dangers that may be lurking in your home that could endanger your dog.

Holistic Help For Your Dog - Natural ways to care for your dog to enhance good health.

No Kibble Needed - Throw together a healthy meal for your dog with ingredients right from your refrigerator.

Feeding Fido On the Go - On the road with no kibble, Steve shares surprising healthy fast food options you can feed your dog.

Holiday Manners For Your Pup - Quick tips to keep your pup "party polite."

PUP-tality! – What you can do NOW to help your dog live a longer life with vitality!

Superfoods For Your Dog – Turn your dog’s diet from good to great with superfoods!

First Aid For Your Dog – Learn how to handle emergencies, such as poisonous foods and choking, with techniques that could save your dog’s life.

Fido Fitness – Exercise tips for your dog at every age!

THE PERFECT HOLIDAY READ—

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLERS A DOG’S PURPOSEand A DOG’S JOURNEY!

W. Bruce Cameron, the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, (which hit the USA Today list and spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list with a movie by Dreamworks in the works) and its New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, A Dog’s Journey, returns with another inspiring novel, THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS (Forge Books Hardcover; $15.99; October 15, 2014). A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey have been absolute success stories with over 326,000 “Likes” on the A Dog’s Purpose Facebook Fan page and countless readers who have fallen in love with their moving stories. THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS is just as heartwarming and thought-provoking. 

Cameron’s latest demonstrates how the unconditional love received from dogs can make all the difference in human lives…A book about dog lovers by an author who understands the canine soul.”

Kirkus Reviews on The Dogs of Christmas

In THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, while nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh’s Colorado home. But Josh can’t resist Lucy’s soulful brown eyes, and though he’s never had a dog before, he’s determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies.

Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a vivacious woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy’s tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter’s “Dogs of Christmas” program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her.

But he’s fallen even harder for his new furry family, which has brought incredible joy into Josh’s life. He barely has time to sit down, between chasing after adventurous Sophie and brave Oliver, but when he does, his lap is quickly filled by the affectionate Lola. And Rufus and Cody’s strong bond makes Josh wonder about his own relationships with his family. 

With Christmas and the adoption date looming, Josh finds himself wondering if he can separate himself from his beloved puppies. At odds with Kerri, Josh isn’t willing to lose her, but doesn’t know how to set things right. Can a surprise litter of Christmas puppies really change one man’s life?  THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS is a charming holiday tale that explores the power of love, trust, and a basket full of puppies.

W. Bruce Cameron is an exceptional and talented writer whose passion and dynamic narrative vividly illuminate what’s most important in our world, and his novels resonate with adults and young adults alike.  THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS will not only entertain, but will enlighten humans everywhere about what’s most important to dogs:  Spreading the word that you can adopt a dog of any breed you desire through animal rescue.

W. Bruce Cameron is the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, (a USA Today bestseller that also spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list with a movie by Dreamworks in the works), and its New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, A Dog’s JourneyA Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey have been absolute success stories with over 325,000 “Likes” on the A Dog’s Purpose Facebook Fan page and countless readers who have fallen in love with their moving tales.  He’s also the author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series; Emory’s Gift, and THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, which Fox 2000 recently acquired the rights for producer Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen's Temple Hill (Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars). He has written for television and wrote, along with his wife and co-writer Cathryn Michon, the feature film Muffin Top: A Love Story, which is releasing in Fall 2014.   Cameron was also named 2011 Newspaper Columnist of the year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. To learn more about W. Bruce Cameron and his work, visit: www.brucecameron.com &www.adogspurpose.com.

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ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS

This sweet story is told with humor and a deep understanding of the transformative value of loving a dog.  A perfect holiday read!”

Greg Kincaid, New York Times bestselling author of A Dog Named Christmas

W. Bruce Cameron is a champion of the underdog! The Dogs of Christmas is an inspiring, delightful story that deserves a special place under the tree of every canine-lover in your life.”

Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs

"As warm and bright as Christmas morning. If you don't already have a dog, reading this book will send you right to the shelter to find one to love."

Iris R. Dart, New York Times bestselling author of Beaches

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR A DOG’S PURPOSE & A DOG’S JOURNEY

An amazing book.”

Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, on A Dog's Purpose

I loved the book and I could not put it down.”

Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation

on A Dog's Purpose

Once again endearing himself to animal lovers, Cameron explores the concept of canine karma with acute sensitivity and exhibits cunning insight into life from a dog’s perspective.”

Booklist on A Dog's Journey

Readers will devour this wonderful story and cry from beginning to end. Sweet and heartfelt, Cameron likely has another bestseller on his hands.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review on A Dog's Journey

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