Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know – Book Review & Giveaway

Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You To Know

Have you ever wondered why your dog:

  • Chews on the sofa the moment you leave the house?
  • Chases cars and barks at the mailman?
  • Walks in circles, digs holes, and licks you incessantly?

I did too… until I discovered Hy Conrad’s and Jeff Johnson’s highly informative and massively entertaining book, Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know – 11 Courageous Canines Tell All!

Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know contains 115 humorous essays, written in the voices of 11 enterprising canines. Quite frankly, it’s ingenious. Here’s a sampling of the types of tell-all exposes you’ll find in this book:

  • Mixed Breed Moonbeam reveals Why Do I Eat Grass?
  • Axelrod, a Yellow Lab, shares The Human Words I Understand.
  • Gabby, a Long Haired Dachshund, says I’m Not Spoiled.
  • Dimples, the Boxer, reveals The Bed Rules.
  • Tinkerbell, the Chihuahua, reveals her Pet Peeves!

Excerpt 1 From Axelrod

To say this book is funny is bit of an understatement. Here are what some high-profile dog lovers had to say about this book:

I laughed, my dog howled.
Steve Martin

This is the perfect book for anyone who owns a dog, has ever owned one, or knows what a dog is. These guys made me laugh out loud – and captured my heart at the same time. The book is simply irresistible.
Tony Shalhoub, Star of the TV Series Monk

A whimsical delight for dog lovers everywhere, this book will charm and remind readers why they fell in love with Rover to begin with.
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

In addition to the humorous essays, the photography and graphic design, which was directed by Dean Stefananides, is a joy to behold.

Excerpt 2 From Tinkerbell

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite dog lover – or a great book to add to your reference or humor collection – treat yourself to Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know. Both you and your dog will be glad you did!

About The Authors

Hy Conrad & Jeff Johnson 

Hy Conrad

Hy Conrad is a mystery writer who has authored of hundreds of short stories and ten books of short whodunits that have been sold around the world in 14 languages. Hy is also one of the original writers of the groundbreaking series Monk. Hy’s first mystery novel series, Abel Adventures, debuted in 2012 and his first full-length comedy/mystery play, Home Exchange, premiered at the Waterfront Playhouse in May 2012. Hy lives in Key West with his partner and two miniature schnauzers.

Jeff Johnson

Jeff spent most of his life working in advertising agencies. Currently he serves as General Manager of Cramer-Krasselt in New York City. Jeff is the author of The Hourglass Solution: A Boomer’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life and co-authors (with Paula Forman) a national online advice column called Short Answers, which also appears in newspapers all along the east coast (from Massachusetts to Florida). Jeff lives in Vermont and Key West and is on the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Playhouse and the Florida Keys SPCA.

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The authors have teamed up with the Virtual Book Tour Café to offer you an opportunity to win one of five autographed copies of this book! You may enter this giveaway by completing entries through the Rafflecopter form through the designated tour dates. The winners will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter and will be contacted via e-mail. Please note that Create With Joy is NOT administering this contest and is NOT responsible for winner notification or prize distribution.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from the authors for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

17 Responses to “Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Looks great, thanks!

  2. burt morgret says:

    Thank you for hosting today looks great:)

  3. Life in the simple lane says:

    Hi there,
    Just stopping over from the blog hop to say hello! Very creative blog! I am now following you on Linky. If you would like to check out my blog and follow back you can find me at .
    Katie from the simple lane

  4. JP @ A Quiet Corner
    Twitter: IamjpJP

    Oh just what I need living with Moon and Copper!!!…:)JP

  5. Woof! Woof! You are sure in trouble doing dog review book … but we love it. of course we are joining the giveaway. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Don’t you know it! Legend and Tsunami do not understand why I have this ever growing stack of DOG books on my desk!
      They believe my blog is going to the dogs!

      (I guess I’ll be getting more dirty looks come Wordless Wednesday!)

  6. LuAnn Braley says:

    Well, the puppies have learned pack behavior. When the mom used to go into the play area to feed them, they would rush the opening. Now, they KNOW what’s coming when we bring in the bag of dog food and push the play area closer. It’s too funny.

    We also have a (very tolerant) cat, but one day last week I saw her hanging from a door jamb after trying to sharpen her claws in the wood and getting stuck. :)=

  7. Jeff Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review of my new book. I am so glad you liked it and I hope your readers do as well. (P.S. And I love your blog — you’re got a new fan!)

  8. As always your blog makes me smile as does this post. 🙂 Thank you for joining the Getting To Know You blog hop.

  9. those dogs.

    The boys and I will be boarding a plane soon in search of holidays with loved ones and snow– oh my goodness we may just freeze our little island toes off, but I wanted to stop by here first, to:

    Thank you for being a sweet part of last week’s An Aloha Affair.
    And, to personally invite you to join us again today.


  10. Yona says:

    My dog used to rub my on the top of the head – no lie. He was very good with his paws, he’s use them like hands.

  11. Rebecca Graf says:

    I have to say that I love this book and am always telling others about it.

  12. Pam Torres says:

    I must have this book! It sounds delightful.

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