How to Raise a Jewish Dog, Paperback Book
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Questions to Ask a Breeder: 1. What kind of job is this, growing dogs? 2. Are these dogs nice? I mean of course they are. But if not, is this refundable? 3. Is this a stable business? Do you make a decent living? 4. Does the insurance kill you or is it okay? 5. Dogs are animals ? does this mean you qualify for some kind of Federal ranch subsidies? 6. What do I say to people who want to know how I can spend $1500 and up on a dog when there are so many dogs to be rescued from the pound?

The (make-believe) Rabbis of the (fictional) Boca Raton Theological Seminary have developed the essential dog training program for raising a Jewish dog.

For the first time, the same dynamic blend of passive-aggressiveness and smothering indulgence, that unique alloy of infantilization and disingenuous manipulation that created generations of high-achieving Jewish boys and girls, can be applied to create a generation of high-achieving Jewish doggies.

Written (for real) by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman, co-authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane and Yiddish with George and Laura, this essential "guide" is sure to be a complete howl.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 48pp of b/w photos
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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  • Category: Humour collections & anthologies
  • ISBN: 9780316154666

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A lot of dog owners consider their pets to be their children and talk about them as if they were. HOW TO RAISE A JEWISH DOG extends that idea and uses child raising techniques, with a lot more patience, understanding, and guild inducement, which goes both ways.There are some very funny segments in the book. e.g., the charts creating new hybrids and telling the advantages of being raised Jewish. My favorites are the Havanese, Welsh corgi, Labrador retriever which becomes the Havane-gi-La and is lots of fun at weddings and the Great Pyrenees Labrador retriever (chocolate), soft-coated wheaten terrier, Alaskan malamute, American Eskimo, chow chow which becomes a Great chocolate-coated Alaskan Eskimo chow who is not a picky eater. The book covers health, diet, exercise, training, obedience, peer relationships, aging, and traveling and includes pictures.The book includes many, many stereotypes of Jewish mothers (and fathers). It is well-thought out but, I think, goes on much too long.

Also by Rabbis of Boca Raton Theological Seminary