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On Toby's Terms (A DOG BOOK WITH A SURPRISE HAPPY ENDING), Hammond, Charmaine
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Author Name:    Hammond, Charmaine

Title:   On Toby's Terms (A DOG BOOK WITH A SURPRISE HAPPY ENDING)

Binding:   Paperback

Book Condition:   Fine

Publisher:    Bettie Youngs Book Publishers 2010

ISBN Number:   0984308148 / 9780984308149

Seller ID:   IM262827

0984308148 Signed by the author!

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On Toby's Terms is an endearing story of a beguiling creature who teaches his owners that in spite of their trying to teach him how to be the dog they wanted, it was Toby who laid out the terms of being the dog he needed to be. ABOUT THE BOOK When Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a five-and-a-half-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, they figured he might need some adjusting time, but they certainly didn't count on what he'd do in the meantime. Turns out that Toby was a holy terror, beset by severe anxiety and destructive behavior that would take a miracle to curb: he routinely opened and emptied the hall closet, turned on water taps, knocked over the water cooler, pulled and ate things from the bookshelves, and spent his days rampaging through the house, knocking down everything in his path. Oddest of all was his penchant for locking himself in the bathroom, and then push the lid of the toilet tank onto the floor, smashing it to pieces. After a particularly disastrous encounter with the knife-block in the kitchen-and when the couple discovered Toby's blood and paw prints on the phone-Charmaine decided Toby needed professional help. Little did she know what they would discover about this dog. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bestselling author Charmaine Hammond is a former Correctional Officer and Chartered Mediator, and speaks to audience around the world on importance and power of building resilience. REVIEWS This is a captivating, heartwarming story and we are very excited about bringing it to film. -Steve Hudis, Producer, IMPACT Motion Pictures A touching portrait of a remarkable dog. If you're looking for a feel-good story, this is it. -Jamie Hall, the Edmonton Journal Simply a beautiful book about life, love and purpose. -Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever loved a dog, wanted a dog or wondered what to do with the dog they've got.-Maggie Schlegl, Behaviorist, Capable Canines In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog-like Toby -Nina Siemaszko, actress, The West Wing Dogs are affected by the energy from our emotions and thoughts. This insight was both luck, and labor, for Toby. -Robin McKay, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner From snout to tail, this was a wonderful and humbling read Your ability to flip Toby's errant behavior into self awareness and reflection is a great lesson and an enviable trait.-Nancy Banner A heartwarming, funny, and self-reflective journey about living with passion and purpose.-Janet Attwood, coauthor, NY Times bestseller As with people, and as this book shows, providing your dog with a purpose will give you a happy and satisfied pet.-Karin Overgaard, Certified Pet Dog Trainer They say when the student is ready, the teacher appears. This is an amazing story that will wake up the student in you. -Aubrey Winfield, president, Orange Media Group of Companies 5 Stars Not your everyday dog book. I loved the surprises, the life lessons and the humility that this beautiful book offered. If you have a dog, know a dog or love a dog, you will love this book, too -Stephanie Staples, author, Your Life Unlimited Authentically moving -Shawne Duperon, Producer, six-time Emmy award winner



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