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  • Author:
    Steve Duno
  • ISBN:
    1611291240
  • ISBN13:
    978-1611291247
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  • Publisher:
    St. Martin's Press (2010)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
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    Pets & Animal Care
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Steve Duno describes Lou and himself as ‘neither dog nor human but family, just family. Last Dog on the Hill is veteran pet behaviorist STEVE DUNO's eighteenth book

Steve Duno describes Lou and himself as ‘neither dog nor human but family, just family. Anyone who has ever loved with their heart wide open will want to come along for this ride. Last Dog on the Hill is veteran pet behaviorist STEVE DUNO's eighteenth book. He has trained thousands of dogs, and a good number of cats. He lives in Seattle with his family and an ever-changing assortment of rescued pets.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. On the winter day that the ailing, tick-infested feral pup was rescued by Steve Duno, neither dog nor man had a clue as to what they were getting into, or where the relationship would lead

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. On the winter day that the ailing, tick-infested feral pup was rescued by Steve Duno, neither dog nor man had a clue as to what they were getting into, or where the relationship would lead. Last Dog on the Hill tells the story of an indigent young Rottweiler mix who, after abandoning his pack and the hills of his birth, went on to change the lives of hundreds of people and dogs, including the author's, whose career as a behaviorist and writer was made possible through Lou's extraordinary intelligence and heart.

The way Steve Duno describes his friendship with the adventurous Lou, many people have said the same thing. The intelligence, character, wisdom, and humor of his dog, Lou, really shine in this tribute, The Last Dog on the Hill. How he found Lou, their adventures and the lives they touched, make up the story. If you don't currently have a dog - you'll start wishing for one like this in your life.

My name is Steve Duno. I write pet care books. In 1989 I rescued a feral six month-old Rottweiler mix from the hills of Mendocino, CA; he was the offspring of guard dogs on a marijuana grow. Lou was a great hero, and the best friend I ever had. I became a dog trainer and author because of this magnificent guy. Yes, St. Martin's bought the book. It comes out in June 2010.

Paperback version of Last Dog On The Hill out today! .

Paperback version of Last Dog On The Hill out today! seattletimes. Local books: Good dog Lou, a Dave Matthews Band tribute and a history of Huxley College. New in local books: Steve Duno's story of his dog Lou, new in paperback; a Seattle-based historical novel for teens by Louise Spiegler; a Dave Matthews tribute and a history of Western Washington University's Huxley College. Last Dog On The Hill.

When Steve Duno found a puppy – flea-bitten and emaciated – on a Californian roadside, he had no idea what he was letting himself in for. Lou, as he called the dog, was the offspring of marijuana farm guard dogs; a half-Rotweiller, half-Alsatian bundle of intelligence, loyalty, an. . Lou, as he called the dog, was the offspring of marijuana farm guard dogs; a half-Rotweiller, half-Alsatian bundle of intelligence, loyalty, and mischief. Despite his traumatic beginnings, Lou went on to achieve great things, from foiling an armed robbery and fighting kidnappers, to comforting elderly war veterans and Alzheimer’s patients

When Steve Duno found a puppy – flea-bitten and emaciated – on a Californian roadside, he had no idea what he was letting himself in fo. Books related to The Last Dog on the Hill. Despite his traumatic beginnings, Lou went on to achieve great things, from foiling an armed robbery and fighting kidnappers, to comforting elderly war veterans and Alzheimer’s patients.

The moving story of the author's adopted Rottweiler mix, Lou, a free-thinking heroic dog who changed his life forever Born of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm in Mendicino County, Lou truly was one dog in a million.

UK publisher Pan Macmillan LTD has purchased the British rights to Steve Duno's memoir, Last Dog On The Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou (St. Martin's 2010).

Great book

MARK BEN FORD
"Last Dog on the Hill" goes beyond the bounds of a typical dog story. This book touches on more ethereal concepts of fate, love, kinship, life mission, and the eternal bonding of linked-souls. I bought this book anticipating a canine adventure. What I experienced was much greater, deeper, more spiritual.

First, Steve Duno is a wonderfully warm, yet sharp-witted writer. Throughout the book, I found my self pausing to muse over an observation or comment that required a double-take of reflection. Throughout Duno's pithy and light-hearted prose is a scattering of deeply emotional gems - life issues succinctly phrased in just such a way as to give the reader an experience of shared epiphany.

Second, the life of Lou is extraordinary, not just because of the amazing work that this heroic canine accomplished throughout his long and well-loved life, but because of the amazing bond that this brave and empathic pooch forged with with his uniquely quirky, ethical and devoted human partner. This is not a linear, 'Dog as Hero' saga. On the contrary, throughout the book I cringed, laughed, whooped and cried. Lou starts off like an angelic flea-bag foundling, reveals himself as an uber-Marley and then, with his master's limitless patience and determination transforms into the well-trained, thinking, master-redeemer of death-row dogs. One of the big questions that one might later debate is whether Steve Duno rescued Lou or whether it was Lou who rescued Steve Duno.

Of course dog-lovers will find inspiration for raising the bars on their relationships to their canine companions, in terms of training, approach and appreciation. Readers will also delight in the various colorful human and canine personalities who appear like special treats within each chapter. However, these goodies are secondary to the much greater depth of this book.

Yes, "Last Dog on the Hill" is a dog book; but it is so very much more.
Monin
This is a true story of an exceptional dog and an exceptional relationship between dog and person. It is inspiring and a joy to read. Lou and his person (Steve Duno) had a uniquely wonderful relationship and both fortunate and unfortunate circumstances which deepened their bond. Lou's story is a testimony to how insightful and understanding a dog can be. Truly remarkable. As with nonfiction, real-life dog stories you may want to stop at the beginning of the last chapter as we know the inevitable. It made me appreciate my own very intelligent dog even more and inspired me to strive harder to help her realize and enjoy her potential. It also helped me appreciate more deeply the special relationship I have with my own dog. This is absolutely a must for every dog person and for those who "don't get it" about why people and dogs can have such special relationships. Steve Duno's experiences as a dog trainer are eye-opening about how little some dog owners understand their own dogs and how much richer their relationship can become with insight and training. An absolute delight to read!
Ueledavi
If I were to recommend any book about a much loved dog, this is the book I would choose. Steve Duno has painted this incredible word picture of life with the most unlikely hero ever!
From the very start, Steve has a way of bringing you into the story; making you feel like you are there, living the narrative along with Lou as he bounds from one adventure to another.
This is a book for anyone who has ever loved, and been loved by a dog. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will warm your heart, it will break your heart. You will love this book!
Akinozuru
I am in my 70's, and have had time for many dogs in my life. I have been very lucky in the "special" ones I have had. Even with the absolutely wonderful dogs I have owned, Lou is a composite of the best of the best.

In my life, there was Lady, who, enormously gentle. grabbed Mrs. H's arm to prevent her from spanking her own child; there was Cokie, who would circle around the bird so it would flush toward the hunter; there was Happy who spontaneously learned that, if a car was approaching down our country road, she should come and sit next to me. Happy liked to play "Black Demon of the Swamp" where she hid in the cat tails and rushed out growling. Toby gets by on his looks, but, being a hound, has a huge number of sounds, each of which has its own meaning. Blitz was the smartest dog I ever had. Her vocabulary was enormous.

Take all the best dogs and roll them into one. That was Lou - a once in a lifetime dog. I knew I would cry in the end. I hate that...so hard on the breathing.

I like the author. If I had a dog trainer, I would want one like him. What more can I say? He is kind and patient - the kind of person I would allow near my dog. Best dog and good author/trainer. What more could I want?
Jogrnd
I read it in 2 days, which I seldom do with any book. For a person who has really loved a dog, trained dogs, rescued dogs and understands even the basics of dog behavior and training, this is quite a book.

The author is a very good story teller and the story of 'Lou' is a beautiful one. At several places in the book, I had to put it down and cry remembering my own dogs. The story of Lou and the things he brought out in people is an endearing adventure. Much larger and more important is the hundreds of dogs Lou helped to be able to live with people and that didn't die in a shelter.

Every rescue volunteer and person who has trained a dog should read this book to share its lessons with others. The man who wrote it understood that he had been entrusted with a remarkable dog and he had enough skills to guide his dog in helping many others, both dogs and people.

The story of the old US Marine dog handler in a nursing home and his encounter with 'Lou' made me cry on several levels. The dog 'Lou' relit his memories of another dog who was so special in his own past. It is a very powerful episode that took me by surprise.

It's a wonderful story of a remarkable dog and a good man who was blessed with the right mix of skills and good sense to realize what a treasure he had in 'Lou'.