Book Review: “Don’t Lick The Dog, Making Friends With Dogs” By Wendy Wahman


I am so excited I can barely keep my tail from wagging and my body from spinning!

Today I present to you my FIRST book review!

I couldn’t have picked a cuter book to read for my first review!

I may have only been alive for four years but in those years I have come across my share of kids AND their parents who don’t know the proper way to approach a doggie that they do not know.  Heck sometimes my Mommy and my Daddy have to be told the correct way to meet and greet an unfamiliar doggie.

Now that we have “Don’t Lick The Dog, Making Friends With Dogs”, by Wendy Wahman kids and their parents have no excuse NOT to greet a doggie properly!

My Mom and I read this book together and we think it is adorable! (That is Mom’s word, adorable is too “girrly” of a word for me to use).

It is written in a rhyming style :

“Easy now, take it slow

when meeting dogs

that you don’t know.

Don’t stick your nose in Stella’s face-

until you’re friends,

she needs her space.”

This book  has brightly colored illustrations that were also done by Wendy,  that are fun to look at!  I like the doggies in the book that look like a Chihuahua and one that is a Poodle because they remind me of my friends Chico and Colette. I will have to show them this book one day! There is even a drawing of one doggie that looks like a Sheltie! It was probably meant to be a Collie but for the purpose of this blog we will just go with a Sheltie, ok?

Check out this cool video that I have that will tell you even more about this fun and informative book!

I hope you will purchase this book. It is super fun to read and look at and  it teaches everybody from kids to their parents the best way to act with all of us doggies.

Speaking as one of the canine persuasion I say BRAVO and THANK YOU to Wendy!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: WENDY WAHMAN lives in Washington State with big poodles, old cats and a husband named Joe. She has won many awards for illustration, but her greatest joy is loving the two, three and four-legged animals she has known. This is her first children’s book.

You can find Wendy here:

EXTRA!!! EXTRA!!! My Mom and my brother, Cody will be reviewing Wendy’s second book “A Cat Like That”  on Friday, July 8th on their Cat Chat blog.  Be sure to stop by and check it out!

I wasn’t compensated in any way for this review (well, my Mom gave me a few dog biscuits if you want FULL disclosure!). I only received a copy of this FUN and INFORMATIVE book!

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6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. The illustration is great and looks like a fun read!!

    • @Sue it is not only a FUN read, but an IMPORTANT read! So many kiddies and their parents have no clue how to treat us doggies! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Great job Cody. This looks like a “must have” book for all families – adults included.

    • @Mario…”CODY???” “CODY????” Must I continue to live in my brother’s shadow FOREVER!!??? I know since you are a kitty you have kitties on the brain…but…CODY didn’t write this! (he is busy being his usual lazy-lump-of-a-self on a chair right now, strategically placed by the kitchen). I TYPED THIS!! I still love you Mario, I can understand the faux “paw”
      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Thanks for sharing about this book, Dakota! It looks great, and also very useful. I know some kids have no clue how to act around dogs, and this book seems like a great teaching tool!

    • Hi Julie! You are welcome! It was my pleasure! I love that it is not only fun and interesting but it IS useful! It is a perfect teaching tool! Barks and licks and love, Dakota


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