Lisa Hartman – Dial a Dynamite Dog

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

My book is DIAL A DYNAMITE DOG: The Ultimate Field Guide For Training Your Pet. It is the simplest, most dog friendly guide to a well behaved pet you can live with.

Tell us something about yourself.

I am from The East End of Long Island, New York. I live in Fort Lauderdale and Southampton, New York. I had been doing some freelance writing, but my writing career began at The Biscayne Times writing the pet column, “Pawsitively Pets.” In it I give advice on positive dog training, answer people’s behavior questions, and discuss community issues affecting our pets. My mission has always been to strengthen owners relationships with their animals, through animal friendly training and communication.

What inspired you to write this book?

I wrote this book after noticing many over sized dog training manuals on my clients’ night tables. All of them said the books were of no use to them because they were too confusing and so long they spent their time reading and not training. I decided I would do a book around 100 pages and would take out all the technical behavior terms, use big font, and only add need to know items to give owners a head start and my tricks for easy dog training.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I have a few books outlined on a myriad of dog topics, from training to funny chick lit style booklets. At the moment I am finishing two photography books, one of them naturally features dogs.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Writing a book is very hard work. So many details go into it and it is time and labor intensive. It has to be a labor of love above all else to make it good and get through it!

Who is the perfect reader for your book?

Anyone who wants to learn easy tips for training their new puppy, and possible members of their family!

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

You can visit my website The book can be purchased at