Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada
Children’s Book / Pet Books / Pet Care
Publisher: Raise the Woof Press
Page Count: 38 pages
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
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Introducing The Puppy Adventures of Porter and Midge: Out and About – a quick introduction to early socialization and training for puppies that will make them outstanding canine citizens and wonderful family pets.
     Kids will love following along with the two puppies’ story set in Austin, Texas, as they learn about how to take care of their own puppy. This is the first book in a series of story books, journals, and activity books. 
“Gift this book to any new puppy owner you know!”Lynn M. Hayner, Author at dogster


“Chen and Nevada write in an easy and enjoyable style…If you are a dog lover, this storybook is for you. Help your children become the best dog companion they can be.” -Philip Van Heusen, Reader’s Favorite


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Character Interview with the Real Porter


As a dog who loves to do sports and tricks, how has it helped you that you were friendly with other dogs and people when you were a puppy?

When I was a puppy, my owners made sure that I met lots of other dogs and people in a friendly and positive way. This helped me feel comfortable and happy around others, which has been really important for me when I’m learning new things or competing in sports. It helps me stay focused on what I’m doing and not get too distracted by all the other things going on around me.

You’re a Mastiff, can you tell us more about what that means and what kind of dog you are?

As a Mastiff, I’m a big dog that is known for being loyal and protective of my family. I’m also really friendly and love to be around people. I’m a gentle giant, but because I’m so big and strong, it’s really important that I get good training and socialization so that I know how to behave and be safe around other dogs and people.

What are some cool things you’ve done as a dog who loves to do tricks and sports?

I’ve done lots of different sports and tricks, like agility and rally, finding hidden scents, and doing fun tricks like rolling over and playing dead. I’ve also been in magazines, commercials, and even a movie! I will be receiving the Working Dog Supreme title in this year’s Mastiff Nationals, and I am so excited because of the hard work I’ve put in, and the love and support of my family.

What is your relationship like with your friend Midge?

Midge is my best friend! We love to go on adventures together and explore new places. We’re always learning new things and trying new tricks, and we always have each other’s backs. We’re great companions and love spending time together.

What advice would you give to kids who are getting a new dog?

If you’re getting a new dog, the most important thing is to be patient and kind. Dogs need lots of love, attention, and training to be happy and healthy. Make sure you give your new furry friend plenty of exercise and playtime, and be consistent with your training so that they know what you expect from them. Most importantly, have fun with your new dog and enjoy all the wonderful adventures you’ll have together!

Jennie Chen is a homesick Austinite who founded Keep Austin Dog Friendly. Over the last 20 years, Jennie has owned Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and Lowchen. She has earned numerous titles in conformation, competitive obedience, rally, herding, animal assisted therapy, and more. She is passionate about the relationship people build with their beloved canines, and she has been an advocate for people living with disabilities who need a service dog to live independently. She is active in various dog clubs and can be seen on AKC.TV from time to time.
Giselle Nevada has owned several mastiffs, acquired both from reputable breeders and via rescue. Fostering rescued mastiffs and helping them work through their issues led to a keen interest in socialization as a means of preventing future issues. She loves working with her dogs and has dabbled in carting, conformation, agility, rally, trick dog, nose work, and many other canine sports. Her puppy Porter is a testament to early socialization – he has achieved many performance dog titles and has done commercial work. He also has a role in a movie called Match Me If You Can directed by Marian Yeager.
Three winners receive a PAWtographed/autographed copy of
The Puppy Adventures of Porter & Midge: Out and About
(US only; ends midnight, CST, 6/9/23)



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