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Signed Book GA- 5-WW-On Toby's Terms (A DOG BOOK WITH A SURPRISE HAPPY ENDING)-Charmaine Hammond-Ends 10/25

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


What a beautiful story about life with an extraordinary dog who was bound and determined to live his life on his own terms and in so doing taught his humans and many others the meaning of love, trust and compromise! My Mom tells a story about how when I was very young I would sit in my little chair in front of the TV to watch Lassie. She says that whenever Lassie was in trouble there would be tears running down my face--I haven't changed much. Oh I had to laugh at the antics Toby had to pull until it was finally figured out what the problem was--been there--done that with almost any dog or cat who has owned me-particularly with the cat I have now. I am stubborn and once in my apartment I will not give up--and neither did Toby's family!

I read this in one sitting--loving every single second of it as I am sure you will also! Thank you Charmaine Hammond from the bottom of my heart for telling the story of this remarkable dog and how it changed your life and the lives of many others as well and is still changing lives with Toby Jr.!!


When Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, they figured he might need some adjusting time, but they certainly didn’t think he’d be a holy terror, beset by severe anxiety and destructive behavior that would take a miracle to curb. Turns out, Toby routinely opened and emptied closets, turned on water taps, and pulled things from the bookshelves. Oddest of all was his penchant for locking himself in the bathroom, and then push the lid of the toilet tank onto the floor, smashing it to pieces. After a particularly disastrous encounter with the knife-block in the kitchen—and when the couple discovered Toby’s blood and paw prints on the phone—Charmaine decided Toby needed professional help.

Little did she know what they would discover about this dog. And how he would change their lives.

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Simply a beautiful book about life, love, and purpose.” —Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul series 


"A deeply captivating and heartwarming story that will touch your heart!" -Ken Kragen, Film & Television Producer


The Team Toby mission is to PAWsitively improve lives by teaching kindness, acceptance and respect. Team Toby accomplishes the mission through professional speaking and corporate training, presentations to schools and organizations, through the Team Toby Global Speakers team, our books and products, philanthropy and causes projects, and philanthropy efforts.

Follow Team Toby on their Million Acts of Kindness Tour, a six week, 10,000 mile kindness mission road trip in a camper across North America stopping in communities to provide presentations to workplaces and schools, and to participate in acts of kindness.

Charmaine and Toby Sr., and their new Toby, have presented to more than 30,000 students across North America, raised more than $10,000 for charities, and have donated books and presentations to schools and organizations to support healthy character development in children.

Other Toby Books
Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends (A CHILDREN'S DOG STORY)



Toby is a big, brown, happy dog. Every week his owner takes him to visit and comfort children who are in the hospital. Follow Toby the service dog for a day and see how he makes friends, and makes others happy. Beautifully illustrated, this simple story sends a positive message about community and the importance of kindness and being helpful to others.

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Toby the Pet Therapy Dog says be a Buddy, not a Bully



When Toby steps into the path of a dog who bullies him, and shreds his beloved stuffed teddy-bear toy, we see the hurt feelings it creates. This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the importance of kindness, acceptance, and being considerate of others, including pets. A wonderful story to start discussions in ages 3 to 10.

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About Charmaine Hammond


Charmaine Hammond is an international transformational speaker (has spoken to more than 75,000 people around the globe), helping build inspired and resilient teams. She speaks on the topics of resilience, Bouncing Forward, and courageous dialogue.Together,

She is also a #1 international best selling and award winning author of dog book On Toby's Terms, (Bettie Youngs Books), Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends, and Toby The Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully. Her children's books are A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient, and also received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award, and gold in the Global eBook award. She is co-author of wildly popular new book, GPS Your Best Life-charting your destination and getting there in style. Charmaine was the winner of the 2012 Business Matchmaker of the Year award, an international award (eWomenNetwork)and the Outstanding Alumni Award. On Toby's Terms won a GOLD in the Reader's Favorite Book Awards.

Her book On Toby’s Terms is currently in development to become a major motion picture! She has been featured in the Metro USA, Metro Canada, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton and Spruce Grove Examiner, Calgary and Edmonton Sun, Del Mar Times, National Post, Global TV, CTSTV, Alberta Prime Time (CTV) and on many radio stations in the US and Canada.

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Meet Toby Snr

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In an effort to get Toby’s behaviour under control, a K9 behaviourist worked with Toby on his behavioural issues and stated that Toby was a dog who needed a job, a purpose. Christopher and Charmaine found Toby a job as an Animal Assisted Therapy dog. After training and testing, Toby was approved as a volunteer with Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy and received a volunteer placement at an adult mental health hospital.

Wednesdays with Toby were life changing for the patients he visited, as well as for Charmaine and Christopher. While Toby was bringing unconditional acceptance and happiness to those he visited at the hospital, he was also becoming a teacher for Charmaine and Christopher, teaching them powerful life lessons, about patience, purpose, persistence, the power of unconditional acceptance, and showing up as your authentic self.

The patients that Toby worked with at the hospital and all of the children that he met in schools experienced the benefits of a therapy dog’s whose mission in life was to leave pawprints on hearts everywhere he went x










Toby Snr and Jnr even have their own Facebook and Twitter page too!! 



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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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32 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

If only toby could speak....I can only imagine the stories he'd tell. This sounds like a wonderful book.

Sharon Martin said...

Lovely Toby took hold of my heart a few years ago, a very special doggy indeed xx

Literary Winner said...

I love reading about animals that have owners that go to great lengths to make sure they are happy. Sounds like Toby helping others makes him happy.

Scott said...

My girls love books with animals as the main characters. This one looks better than the cartoony ones they've been reading.

Myrah - Coupon Mamacita said...

I'm in love with Toby! My daughter is obsesssed with books that feature animals especially dogs. She will very much enjoy this one!

Daileo Paleo said...

Toby is adorable and I am so happy to find your blog to read more about him and your books! Toby sounds like a very special dog! Can't wait to learn more!

Bella Home Goods -by Michele said...

Toby is a great pet name it was also a childhood pet name for my cat! This therapy dog story would be a welcome addition to have ion my collection 😍 especially a signed copy therapy dogs bring much happiness and assistance great story to write about for children and adults looking forward to reading these books about a dog !

Liz Mays said...

Oh wow, he was really a naughty thing, wasn't he? I have to find out what they learned about him in the book.

Housewife Eclectic said...

This sounds amazing! I love animal stories!

Mary Madalene said...

It's truly amazing what animals can bring into our lives. I would have love to have been right there as he strutted his stuff down the hallways of that hospital, and seeing all those patients have a brighter day because he was there.

Mykidsguide said...

I love reading books about animals. It's amazing how these creatures bring so much love and joy to our hearts.

Claudette said...

You have introduced me to a new genre here as I have not read any of these types of books. Will check it out further to see if it will make my winter reading list.

Michelle Martinka said...

This sounds like an amazing story! We had a chocolate lab, Toby, who passed a few years ago. I am picking this up!

Norah said...

What a sweet story. I think I would enjoy reading this as a dog lover.

Sandra Shaffer said...

My pet loving niece would love reading about Toby! I'll have to introduce her to these books!

Crystal said...

As a huge pet lover, I know this book would be great for me. I appreciate you mention the happy ending. I don't normally pick up dog books out of fear I'll end up depressed.

Jennifer Williams said...

Awe, I have to read this book. Toby actually makes my german shepherd look innocent - she has several issues as well. I am glad they stuck by him - what wonderful people!

Donna said...

I'm definitely intrigued and want to learn more about Toby! My son would enjoy this book, too, I'm sure. He loves all animals, especially dogs.

Isaiahsmom said...

I love dog books and this looks like a wonderful inspiring story. I would like Toby to visit ST Judes hospital. I know it would put a smile on their faces.

Trisha Grimes said...

This sounds like a wonderful story! I actually think my mom, a pet owner and dog lover, would enjoy it. The children's book would be perfect for my daughter!

bxcrochet said...

What a beautiful dog. It sounds like a great story too.

Michelle F.

Victoria Heckstall said...

I love reading animals stories. and it sounds a great book my mom would surely love this.

Deal Match Maker said...

Sounds like a wonderful to read. I love reading animal stories, especially about dog
=RIKA=

Natalie B. said...

I would love for Toby to visit the dog beach near us with my boxer boy Neo. They'd have fun. Thank-you for this heartwarming chance. :)

Elizabeth O. said...

I've only ever read one book about dogs and it was a compilation of "letters" from dogs to their people/owners. I had fun reading it, it was quite touching. I'm assuming this would have the same effect on me.

Nikki said...

I would love to read a book that is all about dogs, this one looks great to read.

Nicole Escat said...

I'm so curious now, how I feel when I read this book. I thought it has a great content, I love dogs and i love know more about them.

Nicole Escat said...

I'm so curious now, how I feel when I read this book. I thought it has a great content, I love dogs and i love know more about them.

Samantha said...

sounds like a good one, we love dogs

Stephanie Pass said...

This has made me want to read this book. I can't wait to find out what the deal with Toby is.

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Judy Thomas said...

I would love to see Toby visit New Zealand!

 
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