I talked my sister into letting me help her write this book because I knew it would take a lot of work to get it the way she wanted it. There are quotes here from people whose dogs were acting out and driving them loony. These desperate owners called Eileen because she is well known in these parts or because their veterinarian or a friend recommended her. She jumps in her blue jeep and drives to their house. She evaluates the dog and the owner. It’s usually the owner’s fault I’ve discovered. She tells them, “This is a very cool dog. He’s awesome. We can get him straightened around in no time.” The relief they feel is huge. I’ve seen Eileen turn out of control dogs into angels in seconds. After some basic obedience training the dogs and the owners often attend an “agility” or “therapy dog” class taught by Eileen. The dogs are excited and happy to be there with the other dogs. It’s like camp or a festival. The owners fall in love with their dogs again. The dogs, of course, always love their owners, no matter what. Amazing creatures. Everyone should read this book. You should especially read it before you get a dog so you know exactly what’s involved. I’m not only talking to the adults I’m talking to the kids too. Mickey McGovern has worked in the Hollywood film industry for fifteen years as a writer and a visual effects producer. But more importantly she’s Eileen Tonick’s sister.