Australian Shepherd Bible and The Australian Shepherd
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
I’m honestly not a pet person. I love animals—but only from a distance. Unfortunately, I live with a family who loves animals more than people so I grew up with three dogs, a guinea pig, a bearded dragon, three fish, a rabbit, a hamster, and a fancy rat. So, I may not enjoy raising animals but that doesn’t mean I am not interested in learning how to properly care for one.
That being said, I found Manfield’s book to be a very detailed and very organized guide on everything there is to know about the beautiful Australian Shepherd. I learned about what breed of shepherd I should choose, their personalities and habits, their diets, weight, and even sleeping schedule. I have never owned an Australian Shepherd before but I feel more than prepared to take on the responsibility of adopting one after reading this book.
The structure and guidance made me feel very secure and confident in raising a puppy or adopting a fully-grown Shepherd. I now know the signs of a healthy dog as well as one who could use more attention. I know how to potty train, schedule play time, and even help familiarize puppies with other pets. While I may not adopt a Shepherd anytime soon, I can most certainly say this book has given me all the essential information to keep me prepared for whenever I make the decision to extend my pet family.
This book is easy to read and comprehend, dog lovers and dog owners will enjoy and appreciate every word. Anyone who is even the slightest bit interested in pets will find this to be a book worth picking up.