Down, Boy!: A Girl's Guide to Housebreaking a Man

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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Down, Boy! is a tongue-in-cheek guide to breaking in a new boyfriend. It's a comprehensive manual that covers the finer points of finding a boyfriend (for example, the "rescue" from an entirely inappropriate woman); the major boyfriend groups and breeds (sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy); how to identify them and choose the one that best fits your needs and lifestyle; and guidelines for first dates and bonding with a new boyfriend. Also explored in depth are the types of training: behavior (Pavlovian and Skinnerian), obedience, and activity; rewards and punishments; establishing communication, including basic commands as well as nonverbal cues; exercise, feeding, and grooming of the boyfriend; and determining when he's ready to go "off-leash," with tips for taking him out.Down, Boy! is funny, hip, and content-rich. Enhanced with quizzes, charts, FAQs, and (fictitious) advice from Elizabeth Taylor (the only woman known to have married a man from each breed), it's a lively read and even includes some solid, practical advice for starting and maintaining a romantic relationship. Give Down, Boy! prominent space in your humor, self-help, or relationship section, and it's sure to attract attention.

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About the author (2004)

Lisa Hamilton is a book scout for DreamWorks SKG in New York, and she holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her current "boy" is a small, cute pug who has proven to be a greater training challenge than any of her boyfriends ever were.

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