Orion Spring has acquired a "warm, witty and practical" guide for dog owners from dog behaviourist and trainer Louise Glazebrook.
Publishing director Pippa Wright bought world rights from Jadeen Singh at John Noel Management after approaching the author directly. The Book Your Dog Wishes You Would Read will be published in September 2021.
The guide will explain why a happier, better-behaved dog starts with its owner. The synopsis reads: "We’d all love to know what our dog is thinking – if only it could tell us when it’s in pain, when it’s stressed, whether it’s fine being left alone for half a day or whether that makes it sad. Does it like what you feed it? Why does it howl at night? And will it ever stop chasing next door’s cat? The truth is that your dog is communicating with you all the time, but unless you know the signs, you aren’t picking up on what your dog wants you to know."
Wright said: "Louise’s first book, Dog About Town, was my bible when I got a puppy, and I’ve followed her ever since. Her firm but fair advice centres on meeting your dog where they are, and making the process fun for everyone. This is the reassuring and essential book that every dog owner needs by their side."
Glazebrook commented: "When I work with puppies, dogs and rescue dogs, it is my task to help prevent or remedy issues, to help families build a trusting, loving, secure relationship with their new dog. And this is the very reason that this book is here – to help you do the same. To help you not make the innocent mistakes that will cause you and your dog problems later down the line. I believe in setting people and dogs up to succeed and this guide will show you how."
Glazebrook is a dog trainer and behaviourist. She founded The Darling Dog Company in 2009 and has appeared on BBC show "12 Puppies and Us". Her first book Dog About Town was published by Hardie Grant Books in 2014.
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