Hell On 4 Paws
How Britain’s leading Pet Behaviourist met her match
By Gwen Bailey
This is Gwen Bailey's first venture in narrative writing and, unlike other authors in this genre, Gwen's name is already well-known among dog owners throughout the UK and US. She is the bestselling author of The Perfect Puppy - which has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide - and of What is my Dog Thinking?, whose hardback edition has recorded sales of over 300,000. Feel-good stories of owners and their troublesome pets continue to be big sellers in the UK and US. As well as the astronomical sales of Marley & Me, six further titles including A Home For Rose and A Dog Year have accrued over 100,000 sales in the last year.
As a bestselling author and owner of the Puppy School franchise, Gwen Bailey is one of the UK's most respected dog behaviour experts and has helped millions to transform their troublesome pets into obedient and happy hounds. So what happened when one of her students - Chesil, the most dysfunctional pooch in Britain - refused to lay down, and he just so happened to be her own dog?!Hell On 4 Paws is the witty and wonderful story of how Gwen's life was turned on its head when she took on a new man in her life, his family, and the unruly Chesil, her greatest challenge yet. As if adjusting to a new relationship, new home and new responsibilities wasn't tough enough, Gwen also has to deal with Chesil's bizarre and antisocial behaviour, a constant distraction in her crazy new life. Follow Chesil's amusing exploits as his outrageous personality clashes with Gwen's time-tested techniques, and see him slowly change from an aggressive, possessive nightmare to a proud winner of the Gold Award for good citizenship. A feel-good and inspirational tale for anyone who's ever had trouble raising a rowdy hound, Hell On 4 Paws shows that sometimes even the best trainers can encounter problems, and that, with a little persistence, even the worst pets can become compassionate creatures.
Gwen Bailey is a leading Animal Behaviourist who spent 15 years as Chairperson of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. As well as lecturing at national and international conferences, Gwen also runs training courses for staff at animal charities around the world. She is the author of several pet-care titles including the bestselling The Perfect Puppy that has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide. Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
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02 Aug 2010
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