Siberian Huskies for Dummies
Review by Laura T.
I have never read any of the “For Dummies” books prior to this, but I was very surprised with how much I learned from it. I started reading Siberian Huskies for Dummies a few weeks ago when I found out I would be rescuing a Husky of my own. Given that I grew up with a Lab, I did not know much about Huskies and this book provided not just basic information, but information and advice that I would have never thought about otherwise. It is organized into 21 chapters and has a table of contents and index, both of which I have frequently used when I needed to find something specific. The book also has neat icons throughout the margins that say “Warning!,” “Just for Fun,” “Technical Stuff,” “Remember,” and “Tip.” I thought those were helpful because they highlight areas that the author, Diane Morgan, thought could be the most useful to Husky owners. Some examples of information from the book that I have been trying to put into place with my Husky include potty training and command training, establishing my dominance and controlling her actions such as playful nipping, getting the right amount of exercise in, and socializing her with new people, especially children. Other information that I’m sure I will refer to as my puppy gets older includes grooming, responding to health problems, and traveling. Overall, I am so happy that I decided to read this book before adopting my puppy and I highly recommend it to anyone who is getting a dog breed that they may not have experience with. The “For Dummies” books are truly survival guides well worth the time and money.