Sandy Bergstrom Mesmer Designs
I am a Maxwell award-winning artist, specializing in canine art. My art is real, but with a twinkle. I've also written several books about dogs. As I develop this store, I'll add more and more products, so check back often!
Mary Beth O Neill
How To Turn Your Dog Into A Show Off
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I felt that the progression of the book was done well. The sequence used to explain the points makes it easy for a child that is just starting out to follow how they should teach a dog to become a show-off. I also feel that the book was written so that even those youngsters that are already involved in the sport can gain some helpful tips and reminders from the book.
I really like how the book was taken from a real show person's point of view and made it sound like this sport is a well-respected hooby and career for some people. I did think that the choice of pictures was well done.
Another thing that I thought was great about the book was that both the good and the not so good about the sport were explained, for instance that if one's dog loses it's not the end of the world. Even though an adult in the sport may be able to evaluate the situation and understand that their dog can't win every day, a child may not perceive that rationale.
Overall I think that this book did a great job of covering most of the necessary areas for a child to better understand what goes in to making a dog a show-off.
Yorkshire Terrier (Animal Planet Dogs 101)
I just about love to read any yorkie book but this one is very interesting. I especially bought it for the picture on the front so I could show my groomer how I want my boys trimmed but got more for my money instead. It is a good read for yorkie people.