“Dogtology” Book Review + Giveaway

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Dogtology: A Real Treat for Dog Lovers

by Trish Deitemyer
Do you give gifts to and from your dog? Is your Facebook feed filled with pictures and videos of pups? Does your dog have better clothes and accessories than you do? Well, sit. Stay. You just might be a Dogtologist.
Don’t worry. I am, too. And it’s not a bad thing. But you should check out Jeff Lazarus’ book Dogtology: A Humorous Exploration of Man’s Fur-ocious Devotion to Dogs.(Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.  14.99) With charming wit and a profusion of dog puns, Dogtology explores our rabid reverence to all things canine. It reads like a Bible, complete with Commandments (well, Commands) and Books. The Book of Barks, for example, looks at communication between humans and dogs. Dogtologists tend to talk to, for, about, through and over their dogs. The Fifth Command says that whenever you talk to your dog, you must speak in QOE, or quadruple octave escalation, “the same high-pitched style of baby talk thou might use to talk a toddler of a ledge.” And when you really need someone to listen to you, your canine pal may be your best bet. Unlike human friends, your dog will never signal you to “hang on a sec” while he checks his text messages, start solving your problem for you, before you’ve even finished speaking or insert “vacant sounding ‘ah’s, ‘uh-huh’s, and ‘that must have been awful’s into your story while stealing glances at the…TV.”
Jeff Lazarus was inspired to write Dogtology by his own furry pal, Roamy. “He became my confidant,” says Lazarus, “my sidekick. I found I could be truer with him than with anyone else; so I wanted to hang with him day and night. He became my refuge, my sanity, my partner in crime.”
Dogtology, according to the book, is more than a “dog-matic” set of beliefs. It is a state of mind, where you can recognize and acknowledge your adoration for “Dog” and the privilege of sharing your life with him. Dogtology by Jeff Lazarus is a must for every dog lover’s library.

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  1. September 8, 2015

    I am SO Dogtologistic! 🙂

  2. September 9, 2015

    Definitely a dogtologist!

  3. September 10, 2015

    Wow. This sounds like something we would really enjoy.
    We have a wonderful little Pom who keeps us happy.

  4. September 10, 2015

    with 11 dogs that all sleep on my bed yeah I’m a Dogtologist

  5. September 12, 2015

    I think I’m on the cusp of being a dogtologist. My dog is quite possibly my best friend so I’m close!

  6. September 20, 2015

    not a dogtologist yet

  7. November 16, 2017

    We have three big dogs that we obsess over!

  8. November 16, 2017

    I have a Min. Schnauzer and would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

  9. November 16, 2017

    People be like “Hey, your clothes are covered in dog hair!” I be like, “Duh, it’s a fashion statement!”

  10. November 16, 2017

    OMG I’m obsessed with my pug … but who wouldn’t be … he’s so damn cute !

  11. November 16, 2017

    I am definitely a dogtologist.

  12. November 17, 2017

    I have a neighbor that has a new dog. She asked me to help her find a particular Chinese name for it. Eventually she settled on the name “Yum-Yum”!

    • November 17, 2017

      Cute name!

  13. Margaret Gallagher
    November 17, 2017


  14. Cindi
    November 17, 2017

    My brother was a Veterinarian; and I grew up in a home, which kind to all animals! I am still rescuing dogs, from shelters…
    Thanks, Cindi

  15. November 17, 2017

    definitely a dogtologist – love love love my furballs

  16. November 17, 2017

    I may not have grandkids, but I have a grand fur-child!

  17. Stacie Humphrey
    November 18, 2017

    I’m pretty obsessed with my two little dogs. They are pretty spoiled. ♡

  18. November 18, 2017

    My friends always talk about their dogs, they love them so much!

  19. Amanda Eagan
    November 18, 2017

    Well. I would say my dogs are my hobby. I spend my weekends for my dogs…taking them places and doing things with them. I also have a fb and instagram for my dogs- but don’t have one for myself ! Haha. My hobbies also include making cute dog costumes and volunteering.

  20. November 19, 2017

    I basically don’t have a life because I spend all of my time with my dog.

  21. Jessica Powell
    November 20, 2017

    I’m definitely a dogtologist – my dog keeps me very busy!

  22. November 21, 2017

    My wife loves dogs. I’m actually more of a cat person.

  23. surinder gurm
    November 24, 2017

    I️ love my dog but my sister is crazy, she doesn’t let her dog go to off leash oark

  24. November 25, 2017

    I love dogs i find them all so cute!!

  25. November 27, 2017

    My “adopted” kid LOVES dogs. If she gets to pet a dog, she has a good day. She will go out of her way to see a dog. We love her, but she is dog-crazy.

  26. November 30, 2017

    we’ve got two fur balls and life wasn’t really life until they joined our family

  27. Craig Austin
    December 4, 2017

    Daughters mad about dressing up The pugs has loads of little outfits

  28. December 4, 2017

    i am obsessed with dogs. we have a rescue dog that we love and we are always talking about getting more dogs.

  29. Rachel Craig
    December 4, 2017

    We are truly fond of dogs :- Our own, family, friends and acquaintances. As dogs are so friendly, trusting and loyal companions.

  30. Brandy Schwartz
    December 4, 2017

    I am obsessed with Cardigan Welsh Corgis. We have three of them and would get more if I didn’t think my husband would divorce me.

  31. Charlene S.
    December 5, 2017

    My 4 dogs are all spoiled rotten and definitely family.

  32. Kathy B.
    December 5, 2017

    I have had dogs all of my life. One of the most noteworthy, Snowball, aka Bunny, passed away in April. When he was a puppy, I gave him to a woman with Alzheimer’s. Her family swears he was an angel in disguise. Unfortunately he became too large for her to handle (think Great Pyrenees) and I got him back. I miss him so.

  33. peter gladue
    December 5, 2017

    My Brother’s Dog is allowed to poop in the House, he even has a litter box, (but he rarely uses it)

  34. Michelle Ferguson
    December 5, 2017

    I love my two labradors, Murphy and Nessie. I don’t have kids so they are like my babies

  35. Stephanie Liske
    December 5, 2017

    We have two miniature pinschers and a pit at home.

  36. Ed
    December 5, 2017

    This would be for Claudia and her boy, Sawyer!

  37. Ashley Smith
    December 5, 2017

    I just have one Pomeranian baby. Hes definitely a hand full though but i wouldn’t have it any other way.

  38. Lisa
    December 5, 2017

    My dad will not take vacations or anything because he hates to leave his dogs.

  39. linda curtis
    December 6, 2017

    i couldnt be without my dog
    if i had the money id move to the country and open up a
    doggy dog care
    and foster home for abandoned and unwanted dogs

  40. Simone Griffin
    December 6, 2017

    My friend lets her dogs sleep on the bed with her as she is so obsessed with them 🙂

  41. Alison
    December 6, 2017

    A certain member of my family has five large dogs and they definitely rule the house.

  42. Angela Thorpe
    December 6, 2017

    My best friend has 6 dogs! I’d love to win this for her!

  43. Zoe Brown
    December 6, 2017

    i love dogs have two would love to know what going in there little heads sometimes

  44. Dean T
    December 6, 2017

    I have always had pets , cats and digs. I always got my pets their own lil turkey at xmas so they didnt feel left out (dished up with mash and gravy)

  45. Buddy Garrett
    December 6, 2017

    Rocky is my sidekick. He is with me 24/7. He protects me and takes me for walks.

  46. Sand
    December 6, 2017

    I prefer dogs over people, anytime! Dogs have the most innocent souls.

  47. Leela
    December 6, 2017

    He’s a part of the family.

  48. Philip Lawrence
    December 6, 2017

    I house-sit for people with dogs and walk dogs for people so I have to be obsessed to spend that much time with my 4 legged friends.

  49. Rob
    December 7, 2017

    My grandchildren absolutely love our cooI, Shih Tzu, for a great time and fun.

  50. Milt
    December 7, 2017

    I have grandchildren that definitely like our amazing, Maltese all of the time.

  51. Marc
    December 7, 2017

    My nieces and nephews really enjoy our marvelous Russell Terrier for a good time.

  52. Paulet
    December 7, 2017

    For fun and play, our Pomeranian is just wonderful for all of my grandchildren.

  53. Malv
    December 7, 2017

    I have nieces and nephews really like our fabulous and fun Boston Terrier.

  54. Aaron
    December 7, 2017

    My many children really adore our awesome Pekingese to play with and enjoy.