Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog from Training Mistakes

· Andalou Books
7 reviews

About this ebook

How do you make sure the dog you love never bites anyone (again)? Kari and Rob are as devoted to their German shepherd puppy, Isis, as two dog parents can be. Kari’s the disciplinarian, struggling to follow every instruction to the letter. Rob’s the laid-back dad, more of a littermate, happy as long as he can practice jiu-jitsu with the dog. But Isis’s behavior escalates from frustrating to dangerous when she bites someone. Kari and Rob learn that some of the old-fashioned advice they followed may have contributed to Isis’s aggression. Eventually, they’re shown a better way to calm an anxious and fearful dog.
7 reviews
Chun Li
August 6, 2017
Cried at the grief as they lost Isis. We also have a German Shepherd that's reactive. I shared many feelings as the author explained her journey with training her dog. I was hoping to find a sure way that worked, but that's not in this book. Instead, I found comfort in knowing we are not alone and that we are on the right path to managing our dog. Good read.
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This is a great book on the author's story about training her German Shepherd Isis. Some of it is tear jerking about what she has to go through.
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Emotional memoir with a deep connection Dogs are more than just pets. They are part of the family. This is an incredibly emotional memoir about a member of the family. In this case, Isis, a member of ...

About the author

 Kari Neumeyer thinks Groucho Marx was onto something when he said, "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

Kari's name rhymes with safari. She has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School and has worked for news outlets in Washington state and the Czech Republic.

She grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television.

Now she lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her beau, Rob, and their dog family.

In her spare time, she volunteers teaching an adaptive martial arts class to adults with developmental disabilities at the Max Higbee Center, fostering a love of creative writing to Whatcom Young Writers, and walking shelter dogs at the Humane Society of Skagit Valley.

She blogs about dogs at

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