If It Wasn't For That Dog!
A delightful and hugely enjoyable true life story of how an assistance dog changed a life – I loved it!
Sir Anthony Jay, writer of Yes Minister
It’s amazing what you can achieve with persistence, a bit of chopped liver and a second hand teddy bear...
New Forest author, Michael, began losing his hearing at the age of 30 due to a genetic condition. By the time he was 46 his hearing was all but gone and he was ready to try anything that might help. Then someone suggested that getting a dog might be a good idea – not just any dog, but a hearing dog from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. And when, two years later, he was presented with a Hearing Dog of his own called Matt, Michael just knew life would be so much easier. Amazing how wrong you can be, isn’t it! If It Wasn’t For That Dog is the story of Matt’s first year with Michael, the challenges and accomplishments of climbing the Hearing Dog learning curve, the profound changes he stimulated and the inestimable joy he confers magically on everyone who meets him. But most of all it is the story of the strange power of meaty treats to work miracles in doggie behaviour.