Book guides you in how to be a parent for your pup
Lynn Lott met the co-author of her latest book through the suggestions of complete strangers.As Lott would walk her samoyed named Buddy along the shores of Spring Lake in Santa Rosa or rather as the dog walked her passersby would offer a friendly, You need to see Therry Jay.Lott, a part-time Truckee resident, took the suggestions, and nearly 12 years later Pup Parenting was published. It was a cooperative process between Jay, Jane Nelsen and Lott.Already an accomplished author and nationally known therapist, Pup Parenting was Lotts first dog book. She has written 17 other titles on a variety of subjects from positive discipline to writing.But the switch from writing parenting books to authoring a how-to-raise-your-dog guide was a natural progression, Lott said.Im a parent, whether it is two-legged or four-legged, she said.Unlike many books that offer one-size fits-all advice, Pup Parenting asks a series of questions of dog parents to help them identify their parenting style, personality type and the things they are doing right or doing wrong.Many dog problems can be traced back to the habits of the dog parent, said Lott.The person you can affect most is yourself, she said.And Truckee, where Lott spends a good portion of each week, has a bit to do with the inspiration behind the writing.I only write when Im in a beautiful setting, Lott said.Lott has been successful at putting her therapy practices into words, even though its is difficult sometimes to express the creative process of her work.Therapy is an absolute art form, she said. Its a creative process and a cooperative process.
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