The Supposedly Enlightened Person’s Guide to Raising a Dog

When Kac Young adopted a rescue dog called Talulah, she consulted behaviourist Lisa Tenzin-Dolma on all things dog-related. Lisa’s observations and guidance make an entertaining and informative book that will appeal to both new and seasoned dog guardians.


Kac Young never imagined that, after a lifetime as a ‘cat person,’ she would fall in love with, and adopt, a tiny rescue dog called Talulah.
Kac loved other people’s dogs, but “I never had time, and they smell funny, lick off your makeup, and pee on your new shoes.” All that changed when she met Talulah, and just had to take her back to her home in the Californian forest, that she shared with her partner and six cats.
Soon after Talulah took up residence, Truffle was also adopted by Kac, and this book is the fascinating story of Kac’s progression from slightly shell-shocked beginner to savvy, adoring dog guardian.
Right from the start, Kac consulted behaviourist Lisa Tenzin-Dolma on all things dog-related, and Lisa’s observations and wise guidance on a wide range of subjects follow Kac’s accounts, providing vital insight about the best way to go about building a loving, trusting relationship between you and your dog.
Entertaining and informative, this book will appeal to new and seasoned dog guardians alike.


A first-time adopter learns how to raise a rescue dog
Lisa’s behaviour guidance follows Kac’s entertaining stories
Introducing and adopting a second dog
Useful information on dog behaviour
Guidance on basic dog training
Guidance on helping your dog overcome fear and other issues
What to look for when choosing a boarding facility
What to look for when choosing a groomer
Dogs and cats can live together harmoniously
In sickness and in health. Helping your dog through troubled times

About the author

Lisa is the founder and principal of The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour, which provides courses to students all around the world who wish to work professionally with dogs. She is the founder of the Dog Welfare Alliance, a non-profit organisation which brings together members of the public and dog professionals, and supports rescue organisations across the globe. She is also co-chair of The Association of INTO Dogs, an organisation for behaviourists who use modern scientific methods. Lisa has fostered and adopted many rescue dogs, and she is passionate about dog welfare.
Lisa is the author of 32 published books, including four previous books about dog psychology and behaviour, including Charlie – The Dog Who Came in from the Wild, also published by Hubble & Hattie. She is a consultant for the media on dog-related issues.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787112-75-9 • eV number: eHH5275 • Published: October 2017 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £9.49 / $10.99 / €10.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

HH5059 • Paperback • 22x17cm • £12.99 • pages • 80 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787110-59-5 • UPC: 6-36847-01059-1. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

The Supposedly Enlightened Person’s Guide to Raising a Dog

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