Hey Dog! Let's Talk is a beautifully illustrated children's guide to understanding dogs and learning to communicate with them in a way they will understand. Written with ages 4-7 in mind it is intended to be read with parents to stimulate discussion. It is the author's hope that parents will encourage their children to practice the communication techniques with the dogs around them and that this in turn will help to reduce the number of avoidable dog bites that are sadly on the increase. The knowledge gained from this book is not only important for children wishing to develop safe relationships with their family dogs, but it can be invaluable to those who are frightened or otherwise don't want to interact with dogs at all.
Wendy Keefer grew up in the countryside of Colorado, where she developed a love for all animals, wild and domestic. She later moved to Alaska to begin studying wildlife biology before meeting her husband and moving over to York in England. Wendy is a mother of two and has two black Labradors. She earned a diploma in the Practical Application of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training as well as being an approved instructor with WaggaWuffins Canine College. Wendy now does behaviour consultations for dogs and cats and finds it both challenging and rewarding.