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Pet Etiquette for the Dog Who Pees on Your Rug, Steals the Roast,
and Poops in Improper Places

by Darlene Arden

“Darlene Arden isn’t just another pet book author - she knows her stuff.”
Steve Dale, host of “Animal Planet” radio

ROVER, GET OFF HER LEG! (HCI Books, June 2007, Trade paperback, $14.95, ISBN: 0-7573-0544-X) could easily be called The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook for Dogs meets Emily Post meets Dr. Ruth! It is written by Darlene Arden, an internationally recognized expert on behavior, training, and the wellness of dogs. With wit and good-humor, Arden addresses the most-asked must-know dog etiquette essentials - to make sure owning man’s best friend doesn’t leave a dog owner with no friends. She covers a wealth of information on just about every possible dog etiquette dilemma you can imagine.
Filled with questions, humorous stories and true tales of doggies and owners gone bad or over the top, ROVER, GET OFF HER LEG! is a great read for animals and their humans, as it delves into sensitive petiquette issues including:
The dog that…
• humps every guest as they walk in the door;
• gives love bites;
• doesn’t get along with other dogs;
• won’t listen to me;
• has a flatulence problem;
• pees whenever someone enters our home;
• throws up at every dinner party on my guests’ legs

The book has a special section, Sex and the Dog Owner, which gives advice on how to correct etiquette problems that relate to dating and relationships. Arden writes, “If maintaining an intimate relationship isn’t hard enough, it can get even more complicated when you add a canine to the equation.” Some of the situations covered here include:
• On our first date, his Doberman had his nose in my you-know-what!
• My dog doesn’t like my girlfriend;
• Our dog insists on watching us have sex!
• Her dog is like the sex police; he won’t let us do it!
• Yuck, my dog French-kisses my boyfriend;
• This dog wants a menagerie a trios!
• My spouse loves the dog more than me!

Rover Get Off Her Leg is the perfect book or gift for anyone who loves dogs – or just has to get along with them. Darlene Arden’s passion for helping pets and their owners live better lives shines throughout the pages.

About the author: Darlene Arden is an internationally recognized expert on behavior, training and the wellness of dogs. She is the author of Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're a Dog, The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Book of Wellness and Preventive Care for Dogs, The Irrepressible Toy Dog, and Small Dogs, Big Hearts. Arden is a member of The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (even though she is not a veterinarian), a World Canine Freestyle Organization Judge, Referee and Executive Advisory Board Member, as well as a member of the Dog Writer's Association of America, Inc., and the World Dog Press Association. She is an instructor at Kutztown University’s Canine Training & Management Program. Darlene Arden lives in Massachusetts.