The Supposedly Enlightened Person’s Guide
to Raising a Dog
When Kac Young adopted a rescue dog called Talulah, she consulted behaviourist Lisa Tenzin-Dolma on all things dog-related. Lisa’s observations and guidance make an entertaining and informative book that will appeal to both new and seasoned dog guardians.
Kac Young never imagined that after a lifetime as a ‘cat person’ she would fall in love with, and adopt, a tiny rescue dog called Talulah. She loved other people’s dogs, but “I never had time and they smell funny, lick your makeup off and pee on your new shoes.” All that changed when she met Talulah during a trip out with friends and just had to take her home to a house in the forest in California, shared with her partner and six cats and visited by deer, squirrels and skunks. The stories of life as a first-time adopter describe Kac’s progression from slightly shell-shocked beginner to savvy, adoring dog guardian.
Right from the start, Kac consulted behaviourist Lisa Tenzin-Dolma on all things dog-related, and Lisa’s observations and guidance on a wide range of subjects follow Kac’s stories, so that those with little experience of living with a dog can get started on the right foot and paw and build a loving, trusting relationship.
Entertaining and informative, this book will appeal to both new and seasoned dog guardians.
- A first-time adopter learns how to raise a rescue dog
- Lisa’s behaviour guidance follows Kac’s entertaining stories
- Introducing and adopting a second dog
- Useful information on dog behaviour
- Guidance on basic dog training
- Guidance on helping your dog overcome fear and other issues
- What to look for when choosing a boarding facility
- What to look for when choosing a groomer
- Dogs and cats can live together harmoniously
- In sickness and in health. Helping your dog through troubled times
Kac Young has been a producer, writer and director in the Hollywood television industry for over 25 years. She has also earned a PhD in Natural Health, and a Doctorate in Naturopathy, and has completed 36 courses in nutrition from Baylor University.
She is active on behalf of animal rights and fostering, and preserving women's rights. Clients come to her for advice on health, nutrition and spiritual well-being. Using her third Doctorate degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, she helps people manage weight control, smoking cessation, behavior modification, stress reduction, past-life regression, and phobia management.
The author of 13 books, Kac is also a licensed Religious Science Minister, a Certified Archetypal Therapist and Counselor; a Certified Meditation Teacher; a Career Coach for aspiring actors and directors; and a former pilot of private airplanes. She is currently working on a black belt in Aikido and is a certified Medical QiGong instructor.
She’s also Irish and knows how to spin a yarn!
Lisa Tenzin-Dolma is passionate about dog welfare, She is the founder and principal of The International School for Canine Practitioners, and founder of the Dog Welfare Alliance, a non-profit organisation which brings together members of the public and dog professionals, and supports rescue organisations across the globe. Lisa is the author of 21 books, including three about dog psychology and behaviour, and is a consultant for the BBC on dog-related issues.
Lisa has been involved in volunteer work with dogs for over seven years. Gaining a Diploma with distinction in Canine Psychology in 2009, she has worked professionally with dogs, many of which are traumatised rescue dogs, ever since.
Format Hardback • 22x17cm • 80 pictures