Mischief Master Class: A Book written by Dogs (two Cats and a Turtle!)…assisted by Annette Vivian

Hi everyone it’s Dakota, it’s Monday and you know what THAT means! It’s Mischief Monday!!

I can’t think of a better day to feature the new book by my buddy Snoopy, (of the informative, fun and adorable blog, SNOOPY’S DOG BLOG,)   Mischief Master Class A Book written by Dogs (two Cats and a Turtle!)…assisted by Annette Vivian.

snoopy book cover

Photo Courtesy of Annette Vivian

How did this book evolve?

For the rare few who DON’T know, my buddy Snoopy is the MASTER of Mischief! So much so that on his blog he has a regular Monday feature called the Monday Mischief Blog Hop which is sponsored by Snoopy, Alfie’s Blog, Luna Dogs Life and My Brown Newfies. This Blog Hop is so popular and has so many weekly submissions from various animals all over the world, that it only made sense that the concept would make a natural evolution, into a BOOK! Now, when you want to read about all the mischief that everyone has been up to, it’s right at the tip of your paws!

My buddy Snoopy is a 2-year-old Bearded Collie who considers himself to be the “Master of Mischief”  That title didn’t come easy.  In order to attain the title of “Master of Mischief” you must have enormous skill and creativity! Snoopy has made it his mission to help all animals get the title of “Master of Mischief” by compiling this pawsome book!

But what exactly IS “Mischief? I’m glad that you asked!  Here is the definition that I found online:” It is “Playful misbehavior or troublemaking”

Snoopy feels, and I agree, that with so much seriousness in the World and in our jobs (did you know that Snoopy is a registered therapy dog? That’s some SERIOUS stuff!) it is important to incorporate some play in your day and what better way to do that than through creating some Mischief!

How Does The Mischief Master Class Work?

From Snoopy: “you must keep in mind some basic principles/rules/codes. If you stick to these principles, my experience tells me you’ll be a Mischief Master in no time!”

This book will be your greatest “go-to” to hone your mischief-making skills! You will LOVE the fun examples/stories shared by animals from all over the world (and their 2-leggers). The colorful photographs will make you wag your tail with delight!

Some of my favorite “Principles” in Mischief Master Class are:

Look Cute-Freddie of the blog BASSET MOMMA  has that skill learned, paws down!

Forgiveness is Easier Than Permission-shown by the sock stealing antics of Alfie the Entlebucher Mountain Pup. Visit him at ALFIE’S BLOG.

My Handiwork

My Handiwork

Stand Tall, Be Firm-shown by none other than yours truly!! Yep! I’m in the book too! I tried so hard to protect my territory from the dogs across the hall that I tore up our door wall! Just for the record, I was so adept at this feat that the dogs have MOVED!

The Art Of Negotiation– remarkably displayed by our turtle friend Kroten, of the blog UNDERNEATH THE SHELL, who will eat anything and everything!

Don’t Underestimate The Little Guy, The Big Dog Isn’t Always The Top Dog-shown by Roxy and Torrey of the blog ROXY THE TRAVELING DOG, as well as  Snoopy himself with a hilarious intro to this chapter about Snoopy and his “sheep.”

Learn To Count– one of my faves, and highlights how my buddy Snoopy can count! Yep!  By learning to count he knows just how long he can stay on the forbidden bed before his Mom counts to THREE to get him off. He even includes a link to the video in his book (links to many other videos are in the book as well). Check out this one of Snoopy, you’ll see why it is a fave of mine!

The last principle we are going to share with you, (you will have to buy the book to see the rest), is showcased by Emma  of the blog MY GBGVLIFE and that is: Don’t Be Shy- Ask For What You Want where Emma was determined to have a special birthday pawty for her sister Katie and took matters into her own paws!

snoopy book photo

Photo Courtesy of Annette Vivian

Check out some more mischief that is in this great and FUN book!

Once you finish reading Snoopy’s Mischief Master Class, you will have “learned that no matter who you are or what you are, Mischief is for ALL!”

You will even have your own “Mischief Master” Certificate in the book, like mine!

Yeah I forged Snoopy's "pawnigture", hey, I read the book and contributed Mischief! I earned it!

Yeah I forged Snoopy’s “pawnigture”, hey, I read the book and contributed Mischief! I earned it!


Now,  go tell the person in charge of the money in your house to hurry up and pawchase this fantastic book! Better yet, YOU create some mischief and grab their credit card and order it yourself! BOL!!

Did you know?

 Snoopy  and his Mum are generously donating 50% of the book Profits to Therapy Pets Support Charities

To purchase Mischief Master Class in paperback click here

To purchase the Kindle edition click here


Wanna follow Snoopy?

You can find him on Facebook by clicking here

Twitter @snoopysstory

On his blog: SNOOPY’S DOG BLOG

About the Author

Snoopy lives in Northern California with his Mum, Annette Vivian, and the rest of their family. Annette Vivian, born in the Isle of Man, British Isles, qualified as an Accountant and Project Manager. After spending 15 years working in start-ups and financial institutions around the Globe, she finally realized that she was neglecting the creative, fun side of her brain. She spends her time now, looking after her family, taking Snoopy on Therapy visits and writing. 
Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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  1. Woof! Woof! We LOVE the BOOK! Golden Thanks to Snoopy and his mom. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Mummy brought this book on her kindle but she says that there is no way Me and Nellie are going to be allowed to see or read it. She seems to think that We get into enough mischief with any additional help. Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.

  3. I read about this on another blog. Looks like such a fabulous book. You did a great review – well done.

  4. Mischeif master can’t wait. By the way I nominated you!

  5. That looks adorable!

  6. Great review Dakota, this book sounds like a lot of mischief ideas…
    We’ve got to get one !!!

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

  7. …bought! Maybe I can learn something? I hope!

    • Easy, I am THRILLED that you bought the book but all we need is for you to be good at MORE mischief!!! BOL! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  8. I iz a big fan of da book and haz lerned much frum it (had to read in secret cuz da mom had hid it frum me) *snoogles*

  9. Thanks for sharing this great blog.I love books and will be on the lookout for this one.!Have a super week-enjoy. Woof!

  10. Congratulations on getting that certificate that says you are a mischief master! How cool is that! We have so much we need to learn — maybe after Christmas. (Don’t want to be put on the naughty list so close to Christmas you know.)

  11. We love the book too. The best part was seeing all our bloggie friends, (and us) in the book. So much fun.

  12. What a great review of Snoop’s book! We just love it too along with your “mischief” Dakota. I still laugh when I see it as it makes Freddie’s mischief a little easier to take! LOL! We are waiting for our paperback copy to arrive. It’s supposed to come on the 24th.

  13. Hey Dakota (and Mum)

    What can I say? I’m beyond happy that you enjoyed the book and Thank You so much for sharing it with everyone, you are just the sweetest!!

    Now Dakota, keep up the great work buddy and don’t forget it works for Cats too, I’m sure you can teach Cody plenty!! Tee Hee

    Big Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Snoopy it was our pleasure! Oh and in our house? Cody certainly does his part in contributing to mischief, that is for sure! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  14. Dis book seems furbulous! I did not noes Snoopy from CA. Snoopy a No California pal, and I am a SoCal pal. I definitely want Mommie to get us dis book. mebbe we could haf one more night of Chanukah dis year? Giggles 🙂 ChazzTheDog

  15. Hey Dakota, Hey Cody, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

    Yippee yahoo! Glad you enjoyed the book. Mom loved reading your story during the editing process! We did a little happy, awww, shucks, dance when we saw my picture on the video embedding! Now everyone knows that I got stuck with my mouth in the cookie/ well, berry jar!

  16. What a great review of what is sure to be an awesome book! (How did I MISS it though?)

    I am going to have to run out right now and get Bella her very own copy so she can learn from all you masters of mischief! Congratulations to Snoopy and Snoopy’s mom on their achievement.

  17. Great review, Dakota!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  18. It looks a lot of fun and I might learn something!

  19. I like your Handiwork a lot. It’s very creative and artistic!


  20. This sounds like the kind of book that we need to keep out of Kuster’s paws! But I bet it’s a fun read!


  21. It’s a beautiful post to introduce the book, Dakota and Aunt Caren 🙂
    You know, mommy sent that story of mine behind my back…or should I say behind my shell!! If I knew she would sent a story of my mischief…I would choose one with dignity 😉

    • Kroten THANK YOU! That was quite nice of you to say that 🙂 It means the world to me! Mom and i put quite a bit of time into our reviews so that comment is deeply appreciated! We never just slap ’em out, they mean the world to us and we want to help people sell their books! I’m with you though, my Mommy sent in mischief of mine that made me look REALLY BAD. How could these Mommies do this to us? Barks and licks and love, Dakota

      • Maybe they think it was cute…but the truth is, it was embarrassing! Well at least we can happy that our embarrassing moments can do something good for others 😉

      • there ya go!!!!

  22. hehe the book look like it’s gonna be a real hoot! 😛

  23. […] you see the review Dakota did of my book?  It was awesome – Thank You so much […]

  24. Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly
    enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any points for first-time blog writers? I’d
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    • Hi Texas! Nope, it wasn’t “eaten”. I use comment moderation and nothing gets posted until I approve it. Thanks for your kind words. Are you going to have a pet blog? If so, you should join http://www.blogpaws.com

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