A lead for dog-owners
BONNIE THE Lucky Collie by Vicky Alhadeff is a new educational book for dog owners. Bonnie goes from home to home before settling with a family who understand her and have the patience to train her sensitively. She is given the chance to herd rubber balls and help bring the hens inside at night; she is taken on the right sort of walks for her needs, stroked in a non-threatening way — and, charmingly, Bonnie also trains her family to interact with her.
Alhadeff incorporates dog-training tips into this cleverly dog-centric picture book, appealingly illustrated by Anja Kolenko. Households thinking of adopting a rescue dog will find it really useful and children who do not have their own pet will learn how to behave towards other people’s dogs.