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Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends is an illustrated guide to meeting, petting, and caring for dogs by Gideon and his mom, Rachel Braunigan. Learn how dogs communicate through body language, helpful tips for safely interacting with dogs, and fun facts about dogs to share with friends. (Did you know that all-white dogs are more likely to be deaf? Or that dogs poop in alignment with the north-south axis of the Earth’s magnetic field?) You can even keep track of the pups you meet with your very own Dog Tracker.
With an interactive format and joyful illustrations of lovable dogs,
Pet That Dog! makes a perfect gift for dog lovers and dog-curious kids.
From the Publisher
My name is Gideon, and I love dogs!
When I was 8 years old, I decided to keep track of every dog I met. I asked my mom if I could take a picture with each dog I petted so I could show everyone.
Then I started the website I’ve Pet That Dog, and I posted a picture of myself with each dog I’ve met. When I joined Twitter, I decided to share the dogs’ stories along with the pictures.
I wrote this book to share what I’ve learned with other kids. I hope they will learn more about dogs, while also having fun meeting them.
How to Pet That Dog:
If you take the time to get to know a dog, you may make a new friend. But first, you have to know how to pet a dog.
Every Dog Has a Story:
When you learn a dog’s story, you make a new friend.
How to Care for a Dog:
Now that you know more about dogs, it’s time to learn how to take care of one!
Name That Dog!
If you had a dog, would you name her after a person, a food, or something else entirely? This quiz will give you ideas for all kinds of names!
Just like humans, dogs have different personalities and behaviors. Take this quiz to find out what kind of dog you resemble most.
Use this section to write about all the different dogs you meet.