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Celia Kutcher of Animal Instinct/Heritage Radio Network will interview me on preventing dog bites to kids specifically, and just about everyone in general

To wrap up Dog Bite Prevention Week, today, May 23rd, Celia Kutcher of Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 6.47.09 AMAnimal Instinct/Heritage Radio Network will interview me on a topic near and dear to my heart as a dog trainer and mother – preventing dog bites to kids specifically, and just about everyone in general.

We’ll talk about my latest book, “Please Don’t Bite the Baby,” how to prevent dog bites, why dogs bite, if there are any things to look for when bringing a dog into a home with kids, and much more!

Hope you can listen in here 6:00 pm to 6:35pm 5.23.16. And if not, no worries – Animal Instinct is available anytime on the Heritage Radio Network website or iTunes!

Please Don’t Bite the Baby Book Launch on November 7th

Lisa’s new book Please Don’t Bite The Baby launches Saturday November 7th at Byrd’s Books with a reading hosted by Byrd’s Books and DAWS..

PleaseDontBiteByrd’s Books in conjunction with DAWS (Danbury Animal Welfare Society) will be hosting a book launch for Please Don’t Bite the Baby on Saturday November 7th at 2:00 PM.

The event will be located at:

Byrd’s Books
126 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT 06801.

There will be readings, tips for best dog/baby practices, books for sale and of course author signings. Attendees will also have a chance to support DAWS and contribute to sponsoring DAWS dogs for adoption.

Please Don’t Bite The Baby book launch on Thursday, October 29th!

Lisa’s new book Please Don’t Bite The Baby launches Thursday October 29th at the Ridgefield Library with a reading hosted by Books on the Common and ROAR.

PleaseDontBiteMark your calendars!

On Thursday October 29th Books on the Common in conjunction with ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) and the Ridgefield Library will be hosting a launch for my latest book Please Don’t Bite the Baby.

The night will include a talk with tips, readings, and – of course – books will be for sale and I will be signing your copies.

The event will be at the Ridgefield Library in the main program room at 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

For more information, please see:

See you there!

Guess what VID (Very Important Dog) I met last week.

Lisa met Wranger, the Today Show dog from Guiding Eyes for the Blind!

I had heard about a dog from Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB) who was a regular on the Today Show. Since my mornings are usually spent cleaning up my son’s oatmeal or scrambled egg as I try to whisk him off to day care before I start work, I’ve not had a chance to view the Today Show dog. There’s not much time for celebrity dog spotting with a three year old.

However, on a recent visit to GEB I got to meet a dog named Wrangler. I was told he had just finished a busy weekend spending his Memorial Day with Today Show folks and their holiday celebrations. He looked pretty good after having a long weekend. I wish I could say the same for me.

Oh well…

Thanks Wrangler and GEB for letting me have my picture taken with a VID!

More to come on why I was there, later…

Bye Bye, Boo

On September 10, 2014 the final chapter in Boo’s long, courageous story came to a peaceful close surrounded by his loved ones.

On September 10, 2014 the final chapter of Boo’s story came to a close.

Lisa-and-BooIt is hard to write of something so painful as the loss of a beloved pet but the loss of Boo is not my own and that requires me to share his passing with all the people his spirit has touched. More than ten years of visiting children, seniors, adults with developmental disabilities and others makes it hard to count how many people loved him, but I know it was probably thousands.

Developmentally disabled with poor eyesight and an awkward gait, Boo was a trooper who was always game for a visit with anyone even in later years with his eyesight completely gone and arthritis making his bearing even more ungainly. Having overcome remarkable odds to be a therapy dog, Boo won the hearts of the people who knew him personally and those who read his story in A Dog Named Boo here and around the world. His fan club ranges from Russia, to South America, to Britain and back home. Boo was the clumsy black and white rescue dog who never wanted anything other than to say hello to and be loved by everyone he met (with some great butt scratches along the way) while reaching across physical limitations and political boundaries.

In both life and in death he teaches us that we are all better when we move through our days with patience, persistence and the understanding that perfect is not all it is cracked up to be—because sometimes it is in our imperfections where our greatest strengths lie.

In his work he brought joy to thousands, speech to Marc and Sister Jean, an understanding to my husband and me that we could be a family, and on the morning he left us he brought us one more gift. As our two-year-old son (who still only has only two or three reliable words and has yet to refer to anyone by name) brought all the pepperonis from his pizza-puzzle toy to Boo, who was resting on his big comfy chair, he pointed to Boo and said, “Boo” each time he tried to encourage Boo to eat the wooden pepperoni.

With this final act we knew Boo had made his mark on the little boy he had waited so long to have in his life and his job was done—he could rest without pain for the first time in a long time.