Weekends with Daisy / Sharron Kahn Luttrell.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A volunteer service dog trainer discusses her relationships with an endearing yellow Labrador puppy and its felon partner in the Prison PUP program, describing coming to terms with the inmate's past and the program's requirement to release the dog after training.
    • ISBN:
      9781451686234 : HRD
      1451686234 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      LUTTRELL, S. K. Weekends with Daisy. [s.l.] : Gallery Books, 2013. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Luttrell SK. Weekends with Daisy. Gallery Books; 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.393101. Accessed October 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Luttrell, S. K. (2013). Weekends with Daisy. Gallery Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.393101
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Luttrell, Sharron Kahn. 2013. Weekends with Daisy. Gallery Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.393101.
    • Harvard:
      Luttrell, S. K. (2013) Weekends with Daisy. Gallery Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.393101 (Accessed: 23 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Luttrell, SK 2013, Weekends with Daisy, Gallery Books, viewed 23 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Luttrell, Sharron Kahn. Weekends with Daisy. Gallery Books, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.393101.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Luttrell, Sharron Kahn. Weekends with Daisy. Gallery Books, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.393101.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Luttrell SK. Weekends with Daisy [Internet]. Gallery Books; 2013 [cited 2019 Oct 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.393101


Booklist Reviews 2013 September #1

*Starred Review* Journalist Luttrell was suffering from "canine deficit disorder" after the death of her dog, and then she heard about the weekend puppy-raiser program. NEADS, an organization that raises service dogs for people with disabilities, needed volunteers to train puppies on weekends. During the week they were cared for and trained by prison inmates, but they needed socialization and desensitization in the "real world" to complete their training. Enter Daisy, a four-month-old yellow Labrador retriever, and Keith, her inmate trainer. Service dogs are not pets, and every new situation must be orchestrated to be a positive experience for the dog, so working with Daisy involved quite a bit of training not only for Daisy but also for the author and her family. Luttrell found herself asking for Keith's advice. As the two bonded over Daisy and her training, Luttrell realized that they both needed to reassure the other that Daisy would make it through the program. In the process of her training, Daisy introduced both trainers to a friendlier world and helped them locate the kinder, more patient person within themselves. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2013 April #2

After she volunteered as a weekend puppy raiser for the Prison PUP program, Luttrell found herself deeply attached to both Daisy, the yellow lab pup she was tending, and Keith, the inmate training Daisy as a service dog. A CBS Films adaptation is in the works; with a 75,000-copy first printing.

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PW Reviews 2013 June #3

Having lost her longtime pet dog, Massachusetts journalist Luttrell volunteers to help train service dogs on the weekends; the rest of the week, the animals are taught by inmates as part of the Prison PUP program. She hits the jackpot with the second dog assigned to her—Daisy, an affable yellow Labrador puppy. Even as Luttrell struggles to follow the program's guidelines and not simply play with Daisy, the connection she and her family form with the dog creates a complicated tension. On the one hand, keeping Daisy would be a dream come true, but that could only happen if Daisy flunked out of the National Education for Assistance Dog Services program. That failure would not only tear at Luttrell, but would be devastating to Keith, the inmate responsible for Daisy on weekdays. This moving warts-and-all narrative explores themes of redemption, as Luttrell struggles to reconcile the Keith she knows through the dog-training program and the man responsible for the crime that landed him behind bars for decades. The author's empathy is impressive given her own troubled past; she relates those struggles, as well as her rocky relationship with her teenage daughter, with candor that will win over readers generally left cold by animal books. (Sept.)

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