Welcome to Happy Dog Phoenix

honeybun - a happy dog I’m an idiot about dogs.

I’m not supposed to say that, though. What I am supposed to say that I am an expert about dogs and that is why you have to pay attention to me, this site and for God’s sake, buy at least one, if not several copies of my book.

But I confess I’m not an expert about dogs. I wrote the book because I didn’t know
that much about them but I do know how to find information.

And I found out a ton of stuff like:

  • How the Valley’s first Native American community, the Hohokam, treated their dogs
  • What city you should live in if you think your dog is going to bark a lot
  • Where to take your dog that you won’t get thrown out
  • What to do if you think your dog is affected by the heat – icy cold water is not the answer, by the way.
  • What to do if you spot a coyote while you are walking your dog.

But there are some things that I still don’t know anything about, like:

  • Why my publisher’s dog snaps at me
  • What my dog is thinking most of the time. She’s a Sphinx… except at dinnertime, then she has all the enigma of an infomercial.
  • Why your dog does That Thing She Does When You are Gone and no other dog seems ever to do.

But if you want to me to find out the answers to these for you, I can try. Just keep coming back to check the site. Or you could always see if I already discovered the
information and wrote about it in the book. Did I mention that there’s a book
you can buy?


  1. Charlie D. says:

    Well, I have heard about this BOOK …and now that I see it I have to say it is simply TERRIFIC ! Something that you just do not find anywhere…

    For someone who says she does not know much about dogs, Ms. Snyder has compiled the best information for us dog owners here in Phoenix…(My dog Diego is a 17 year old very spry Beagle)…not just about common sense dog care and things I need to know…but where to take Diego on a Saturday and Dog Lore of Arizona…

    I am buying 7 copies to give as Christmas presents…and 3 more for birthdays in January…something people I know just will not have yet !!!

    –for people and their dogs who are new to Phoenix…
    –for people with a new dog in their lives
    –for people with a dog they love and want to enhance their dog-relationship

    (and with half the proceeds going to medical care for shelter dogs I’m doing MORE than just giving a great gift)

    It has already helped me with Diego…two paws up !!!
    Charlie D.

  2. Sarah B says:

    Congratulations Jodie – the book is nothing short of fantastic, charming and entertaining. I loved reading it this morning! Great work!

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