New book helps strengthen bond between owners, dogs

love-laugh-woofLynn Stacy-Smith releases ‘Love, Laugh, Woof: A Guide to Being Your Dog’s Forever Human’

MONTGOMERY, Ill. – Lynn Stacy-Smith has been a life-long dog owner and considers it her mission to help people create a happy and healthy life for their dogs. In her new book “Love, Laugh, Woof” (published by Archway Publishing), she helps readers become better, more compassionate dog owners through personal stories and pet care techniques.

From the time she was 5 years old, Stacy-Smith has lived side by side with dogs as her best friends and constant companions. “Love, Laugh, Woof: A Guide To Being Your Dog’s Forever Human” is a collection of stories from the author’s life with her dogs – a tribute to how her dogs brought joy and adventure into her childhood and later life.

Part training guide, part pet care manual, this book helps potential pet owners decide if a dog is right for them, addresses the importance of training and teaching the dog the rules of living in a human world and includes an honest look at the responsibilities involved in bringing a pet into their lives. Stacy-Smith strives to help people become more compassionate dog owners through her Love, Laugh, Woof Philosophy of dog ownership.

“This book started with a blog and has evolved into the guiding principles that I believe are essential to having a loving and bonded life with your dog,” Stacy-Smith says. “These principles are loving your dog for all of the days of its life, including laughter in your life with your dog, and embracing what it is like to actually be a dog living in a human world.”

“Love, Laugh, Woof”

By Lynn Stacy-Smith

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 192 pages | ISBN 9781480833036

E-Book | 192 pages | ISBN 9781480833043

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Lynn Stacy-Smith is a lifelong dog lover and author of the blog “Love, Laugh, Woof.” She lives in the far western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, three teenage stepchildren and Labrador Retrievers, Jackson and Tinkerbell.

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