BET YOU CAN'T JUST READ ONE story in "Barking Up The Right Tree: Tales Out of Dog School!"

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Could it be that the dizzy antics of Dudley Dobermann hide a canine wunderkind after all? Is there a genuine doggie whiz concealed behind Rocky Rottweiler's antics? Dog owners who have enjoyed the humorous and moving stories in "Barking Up The Right Tree" will never look at their dogs in quite the same way again! Perhaps their pooches, too, are diamonds in the rough. (And they usually are.)

Bet You Can’t Just Read One Story

In Vera Reeves' new book: Barking Up The Right Tree: Tales Out of Dog School!

Remember that Dear Abby is accused of making up tales — these are real people, real dogs and real stories — so enjoy looking into the mirror!

“If these stories don’t touch your heart, you are not human, or worse, you have never loved a dog!” (Judy Kempler, President, North Bay Working Dog Association, Santa Rosa, CA)

"What an entertaining and literate writer Reeves is! I can sincerely recommend ‘Barking’ to my clients.” (Dr. Kerrin Hoban, veterinarian and behavior consultant, Santa Cruz, CA)

A true original, Reeves’ irreverent wit and candor about human behavior quirks (including her own) is as sharp as her eye for finding the hidden talents in dogs, many of which had been branded “incorrigible”. As a professional trainer and vocal advocate for dogs’ rights for more than 35 years and an expert witness on dog behavior in Federal Court, Reeves knows exactly what is wrong with wayward and disagreeable dogs: their humans, and the often ludicrous advice they are given by self-styled experts.

Humorous and moving anecdotes about dogs are timeless and have always been popular. This book goes much further. Each story deepens the readers’ understanding of the true nature of dogs and teaches a lesson about finding and guiding the (often overlooked) talents in our canine companions.

From soothing the angst-ridden owner of Dixie, the young, boisterous Doberman, bent on a perpetual search-and-destroy mission to her portrayal of Maggie, the impish Kerry Blue Terrier, whose hobby is chasing people in parks on top of picnic benches, Reeves lightheartedly and sometimes poignantly relates the trials and tribulations and ultimate triumphs of owners who had all but given up on their actually superbly gifted dogs.
"Barking UP The Right Tree: Tales Out of Dog School"

ISBN 0-9722624-2-3

Published by 21st-Century Publishing             

16. W. Pacific Ave. # 3, Henderson, NV 89015                         Publication: Summer 2004

Contact: Brian Rouff

About the Author

Professional dog trainer for 35 years, worked with close to 4000 dogs and their owners. Kennel manager for 25 years, the last 15 as co-owner of Atherton Acres in Marin County, California, a well-known boarding and training facility. 20 years experience as training director for working dog clubs. Taught college courses on dog behavior and classes for aspiring dog trainers (State of California approved curriculum). Certified expert witness on dog behavior in Federal Court.

Note to editors: Should this book be reviewed, 21st-Century Publishing would be grateful if the review would mention the website. Your notifying us of a published review would also be much appreciated. The author is available for interviews. Please contact her at: or (415) 892-2904 or (415) 897-7311 (kennel). Feel free to lift any photo from the web site For further information contact Brian Rouff at 21st-Century Publishing: .    


Vera Reeves

(415) 250 – 5953

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