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A GOOD DOG: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Katz concludes the canine love story he began in A Dog Year (2002).Border collie Devon was a misfit from the moment he arrived at the Katz household in New Jersey. He tried to herd garbage trucks, snowplows, buses, kids on skateboards. After months of attempting to discipline the high-strung pup, Katz took him to train with Carolyn, an animal behaviorist and sheepherder. She observed that to Devon ... Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Judy Gigstad

A GOOD DOG details Jon Katz's relationship with a dog who intersects with Katz at a significant time in both their lives. One day, a border collie named Devon arrives in New Jersey and springs from his crate with the gusto that characterizes his personality from day one. Devon is a twoyear old protégé from a breeder who needs a home. Katz accepts the dog into his suburban lifestyle but discovers ... Read full review

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Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

Difficult to read. There was no organization to the book(at least that I could tell) and his stories always seemed to end before the true end of them. Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Katz has taken much flak over this book and his relationship and ultimate decision he made with Orson. While I cannot claim to understand the trouble and tribulations he went through with his dog, and ... Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I enjoyed the parts of the book dealing with Jon Katz and his life, especially his life on his marvellous farm. I did not enjoy so much the parts of the book covering the story of his beloved border ... Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Maggie Cooper - Goodreads

How a clueless guy made a troubled dog worse Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

A lovely yet heartwrenching tale of a dog and a man and the work they shared. Be forewarned, this book will make you laugh, remember and want a dog. On the other hand, it will also make you cry, make you angry and make you question your own beliefs about dogs and their place in our world. Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Adam Rosenbaum - Goodreads

Charming, poignant tale of a man changed by his adoptive border collie Orson. At times self-indulgent, but mostly a heartwarming, often sad chronicle of a broken dog trying to find his way. (I have two Wheaties and related to some of the funnier stuff) Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

This book was therapy for me after losing a cat with behavior problems. Love for a pet and from a pet is a very special thing! Good book! Read full review

Review: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

User Review  - Mgcolleen - Goodreads

Really sweet book!! Dogs are amazing and transform our lives. Read full review

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5 stars - 46
4 stars - 64
3 stars - 50
2 stars - 17
1 star - 12

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All reviews - 195
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