Review: Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know

Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know by Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Source: Authors

Dear Human:

Your dog probably puzzles you. Most of us do that. And most of us would like to keep things as they are: humans in the dark, dogs with the upper hand.

But we dogs are about to let you in a little secret. Okay, a lot of secrets.

  • We graduated first in our obedience class three times. This should tell you something.
  • Puppies know that they’re being cute. They’re using you.
  • We don’t sound anything like those silly voices you use to imitate us.
  • We hate those ridiculous names you give some of us. Moonbeam is not a dignified name for a mutt.
  • You might want to check your herb garden for fertilizer.
  • We are only wearing this stupid birthday hat so we can get some cake. No self-respecting dog cares about his birthday.
  • We are not spoiled, certainly not in comparison to teenage girls.
  • We are in charge of the house. We let you pretend that you are.
  • We’d be lost without you. We love you.

It’s all in our new book, Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know, as told to humans Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson. Even Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin) raves about us! Inside you’ll find revelations such as the reason we at the sofa (leather tastes very similar to rawhide), and what we really think of the costumes you dress us up in.

I’m not alone. Ten other courageous canines have stepped forward to tell you what your dog won’t – every last dirty, hairy bit of it. If you have dogs, love dogs, or have ever been baffled by a dog, this book is a must-have.

Some people get baby fever, I get puppy fever. So of course when this book was offered to me for review I had to jump on it and boy am I glad I did. Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know is the perfect book for all dog lovers out there. It is fun, entertaining, and laugh out loud funny.

I absolutely loved and adore this book, and after reading it, I wanted a dog more than ever. The book follows 11 different dogs that vary in breed, gender, and age. It is composed of various stories from the dogs as they share their point of view to the humans on day to day life. Each dog takes turn giving their side of the story. Some topics that are covered are: “my life in your purse”, “the reason I ate the sofa”, “note to the dog walker”, “why I chase cars”, and many others.

This book is going to sit on my coffee table. It’s a wonderful book that guests can flip through and randomly read. The stories are not connected to one another so you can read the book out of order and pick out stories that interest you to read. If you have no idea what to give your friend for his or her birthday, you should keep this book in mind. It would make a wonderful present, especially if your friend is a dog lover.

Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know is a wonderful book that I would highly recommend to everyone. It’ll make you laugh and smile throughout the book and if you’re like me, it’ll make you want to go out and adopt a dog.

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Posted on September 26, 2012, in book reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much for your great review of our new book. I am so glad that you liked it. And I do hope you rush out and get a dog!

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m so glad you loved the book!

  3. You don’t have a dog? How close are you to getting one? 🙂
    This sounds so cute btw.

  4. This would be the perfect book for my daughter’s coffee table. She is a dog lover like me.

  1. Pingback: Jeff Johnson & Hy Conrad, Authors of Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know: On Tour | Premier Virtual Author Book Tours

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