“My Doggie Says” Summary
Your dog is probably trying to talk to you more than you realize. Sometimes, you have to figure out the message. Can you tell what Jamie is saying in this photograph?
See her red frisbee in the dock box? She’s asking me to get it out and throw it in the lake so she can retrieve it.
How did I know that? It’s detective work. I know her breed — retriever. I know what she likes to do — swim in Lake Arrowhead. Her eye contact and heavy breathing tell me she’s asking me to do something. Then, I think about the different possibilities, and it becomes pretty obvious. But it’s not always this easy.
In “My Doggie Says…” you will see eight-five color photographs, like this one, with fun, short explanations, that will help you understand how your dog “talks” to you. Your job is to decide what its saying.
- Learn, by example, how dogs communicate
- Improve your dog-talk skills
- Get better at interacting with your dog
- Respond to your dog’s requests, and build a stronger relationship
- Experience dog-bonding at its highest level
“My Doggie Says is a wonderful book that inspired me to listen more closely to my own dog and her body language, preferences, signals and cues. It is said that dog is man’s best friend, and this is so. Reading My Doggie Says showed me how I can be my dog’s best friend. I can recommend this book to anyone who loves their dog and wants to be inspired and shown how to better communicate and interact with your beloved pet. Very interesting read and lots of cute pictures!”
Dogeared, Amazon.com Reader, CA, USA:
“Fred and Jamie’s story of how they live, love and communicate is light, happy and heartwarming. Yet it also presents a challenge and an encouragement for people to slow down and look at their dogs in a new and wonderful way. Yes, this book shows us that dogs do ‘talk’ to us. Their expressions and their actions speak volumes. Jamie’s family took the time to stop, look, and listen and it enriched their relationship in a wonderful way. I recommend this book to all dog-lovers. And if you are not a dog lover, you just might become one while reading the story of Jamie and her family.”
Midwest Book Review:
Just because they don’t have the gift of speech does not mean animals, dogs in particular are incapable of communication with humans.”My Doggie Says” Messages from Jamie is a guide to communicating with your pets using the author’s beloved golden retriever Jamie as the basis of study. Dogs can”talk” and “act” to humans in innumerous ways of non-verbal communication and having a healthy relationship with ones pooch depends on correctly understanding all these unspoken cues that dogs transmit. “My Dog Says”: Messages from Jamie is a deftly researched and compiled advice book, and highly recommended to pet lovers and community library collections focusing on pets and canine care.
Mom’s Choice Awards:
“A Mom’s Choice Awards Recipient!” Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards® seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book has been honored by this distinguished award.
Fred and Jamie’s story of how they live, love and communicate is light, happy and heartwarming. Yet it also presents a challenge and an encouragement for people to slow down and look at their dogs in a new and wonderful way. Yes, this book shows us that dogs do “talk” to us. Their expressions and their actions speak volumes. Jamie’s family took the time to stop, look, and listen and it enriched their relationship in a wonderful way. I recommend this book to all dog-lovers. And if you are not a dog lover, you just might become one while reading the story of Jamie and her family.
This book was really a great read & it really took my heart away. I truly enjoyed reading the book before I sent it on as a gift.
Mayra Calvani, Author of “Crash”:
Are you tuned with your dog? Enough to understand the signals and messages it sends you everyday? How well do you communicate with your canine companion?
In My Doggie Says, the author pays a tribute to his beloved dog, Jamie, a golden retriever who never stops sending him messages with his eyes, expressions, barks, and physical behavior.
Of course, all dogs sends us messages and “talk” to us, but not all dog owners are tuned enough to their dogs to perceive or understand these messages.
Mary-Justine Lanyon, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead Mountain News:
What’s That You’re Saying?
If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas present or that perfect hostess gift for a visit to friends over the New Year’s Day holiday, “My Doggie Says”:Messages from Jamie by part-time Lake Arrowhead resident Fred M. Haney may be just the ticket especially if the recipient has a dog or two or is a dog lover.
Haney writes about his dog Jamie, a 10-1/2-year-old female Golden Retriever (whose full name is Donnor’s Jameson del Campo).
“Jamie talks a lot”, Haney writes. She doesn’t speak words, as you and I do. She barks, woofs, growls and, occasionally, whines. But that’s not how she communicates most of the time.
Skye Anderson, Yankee Dog:
My Doggie Says. . . , (Messages from Jamie, How a Dog Named Jamie “Talks” to Her People) by Fred M. Haney, 101 pp, 2007, Marion Venture Publishing, $12.95 on the website, www.mydoggiesays.com (Bonus: Jamie’s 27 Dog Rules for Living a Good Life (e.g., Don’t bark if a “wuuf” will do. . . .) And, “Dog Appreciation Lessons: Humor and Wisdom from People who Love Dogs,” companion CD, $9.95 (or $6.95 for download)
This award-winning* book breaks the mold in so many warm and wonderfully gentle ways! I usually disdain the word, doggie, when referring to our best friend, but Haney makes it sound natural to call his best friend, Jamie, a doggie, and I agree wholeheartedly. In addition, the word, puppy, abounds, even for an adult dog “puppy scratches, a puppy paw print, a little puppy reminder, a huge puppy shake, puppy treats” I love it!
A book to treasure, a website to spend hours in, a CD to listen to in the car, and a Wednesday radio show in Phoenix (“Evenings with Jamie” or “Jamie at Eight” perhaps?) – at www.1100kfnx.com for live streaming audio even a podcast to subscribe to. All will entertain you while expanding your knowledge and appreciation of your best friend. You can’t do better than that! Except to order a coffee mug or baseball cap that says, “My Doggie Says. . . . Wuuf!