“Dog Professional’s Survival Guide” by Sally Gutteridge

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Written by: Laura

Laura is founder of Easy Peasy Obedience, and works in positive methods based on teamwork and games, and with focus on minimising frustration in the training - for both dog and human.

Published: December 17, 2021

“Every book that I write is needed somewhere in the dog world, but none more than this one.”

Sally Gutteridge

Why did I get this book?

Well, the title appealed to me. And even though my project is a hobby-sized fluff ball, I still aim towards professionalism and above all, I want to survive. As I assume you do since you’re reading this review.

What does this book do?

It supports you. I am absolutely amazed by the fluffy feeling I had after finishing this book. I decided to go through it on audio while I was doing some cleaning and I was left with a heartwarming feeling of “I can do this. In fact, I can do whatever I want.” In more precise terms, this book starts out by having you think about your existence. Not much of it is really about dogs, but more about your perception of yourself and the world, how this affects your daily life and the decisions you make, and most importantly what you can do to change it. Because this change will pave your way towards success. This book does not try to sell you anything, it tries to help you find the path on which you can be the best version of yourself and succeed within the field of your passion. There are 7 chapters in the book, and 6 of them are devoted to your mind, and how to change it, or live with whichever struggles a mind could have, such as mental illness. The seventh chapter is interesting in a different way because this chapter is about the internet – an area where Sally as the founder of Canine Principles has outstanding expertise. And in a world where most is digital, this chapter briefly lists the dos and don’ts of your online presence while making note of how to actually generate income from your online presence.

What does this book not do?

Well, it’s not really very much dog-related, so if you’re not a dog professional or aspiring to be one, you can probably skip this book.

Where do I get this book?

Amazon. It is also available as an audiobook through Audible where it’s narrated by Stephanie Murphy who brings it to life in a delightful manner. It’s a fairly short book, about 130 pages or just shy of 3 hours of listening time.

Akira with the Dog Professional's Survival Guide book
Nikuya sleeping with the Dog Professional's Survival Guide book
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