Marketplace Monday – Teddy & Stanley’s Tall Tale: A Bedtime Story for Dogs

Oh man, this is a good one.  I saw this post last week on The Daily Golden.

This book was released before a holiday in the UK, designed to be read to dogs to help soothe them.  You are supposed to read the book to your dog in a calm manner, as if you are speaking to a two year old.  According to a dog behaviorist, dogs understand certain sounds are supposed to be soothing, and to ensure that this book would work, they used scientific evidence based on the research of canine hearing and minds.

You can find actor Simon Callow reading the book here.  I have to say, I played it over and over for Finn one evening, and she seemed to enjoy it.

Why not play it for your pooch?  I bet he or she will love it.

Now, today is Momma’s first day back at work in two weeks!  She’ll be a little busy catching up there for a few days, but no worries, the Finn will still be around 🙂

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cotton
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 06:56:29

    That book looks fun!! I hope your mom’s day goes well
    Cotton

  2. robynwp
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 07:22:28

    That is such a pawsome idea! We love it when our dad tells us stories that he makes up, so a real book written just for us pups would be even better. We’re gonna put it on our Christmas wish list.

    We hope your momma has a good first day back.

    Licks & love,
    Wally (blush) and Sammy

  3. Roo
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 07:29:02

    What a great idea! Thanks Finn 🙂 Mom ‘bookmarked’ it for me 🙂

    Wishin your Mom a great first day back at work 🙂

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

  4. Molly The Wally
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 08:29:02

    Fiinn did seem to be enjoying it. Hope you have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Sam
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 08:35:15

    We will have to try it! Have fun at work!

    Sam

  6. Lily Belle
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 08:52:01

    We’ll check out that book as soon as we can Finn, sounds like a winner in my book!

    Good luck Mama with going back to work. Don’t get too stressed out.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. Goose
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 08:52:34

    I love when my MOM reads to me. It could be the phone book and I would love it. Hope your MOM’s day back goes smoothly.
    Blessings,
    Goose

  8. Mollie
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 09:46:01

    That looks a fun book, hope Mommy has a good day back at work..Hope she’s not forgot her lunchbox 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Madi and Mom
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 12:32:34

    Finn we love that picture of you glowing in the light of your iPad.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  10. Murphy & Stanley
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 12:38:11

    I find it very soothing when mom whispers in my ear that I am the best dog every!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Whisppy
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 12:40:18

    I’ll have to play it for Whisky in the morning (it’s night now and she’s sleeping) and see how she likes it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  12. Dachshund Nola
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 13:10:09

    Looks like a fun book!
    Nola

  13. Bassetmomma
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 13:25:08

    That sounds like a great book and obviously you enjoyed it Finn. 🙂

  14. remington
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 13:33:29

    I will have to check this out! Thanks, my friend!

  15. Eileen and Annie
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 13:40:53

    Simon Callow has a wonderful speaking voice. Finn looks enthralled.
    Glad Mom is back at work now.

  16. Goose
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 14:08:50

    Wow, what a nifty idea! I’m not sure that I (personally) need to be “soothed”, but I think I might like to hear a good story!! I’ll ask Domeek to play it for me tonight! Hope you have a great first week back at work…but don’t work too hard, Finn’s gotta play after all! 😉

  17. The Daily Golden
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 15:18:22

    Thanks for sharing Finn! Love the picture of you listening to the story 🙂

  18. Sarge
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 15:39:05

    Hey Finn!
    Wow, that book sounds great! I’ll have to ask Mom for a little cuddle and reading at bedtime tonight. I’m sure some soft, slow scritches will be involved too. Great idea!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  19. Daisy
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 16:11:57

    We’re pretty calm most of the time…..unless there’s a cat about. Sounds like an interesting theory. We like ‘Angus’ books…..SHE likes Simon Callow…BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  20. Mitch and Molly
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 18:52:36

    We think this is a wonderful idea! We’ll be checking out the link.
    We hope your mom has a great first day back, Finn!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  21. Kirsten
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 19:33:40

    Glad things are returning to normal. I’ve heard of relaxing music for dogs, but never stories. I would imagine it works!

  22. Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 20:17:13

    The book sounds great. I hope your mom enjoys her first day back!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  23. http://dorysbackyard.blogspot.com/
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 21:24:21

    What a great idea!! Mama is going to bookmark for us to read together!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

  24. 2browndawgs
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:11:15

    I played it for the brown dawgs but they were sleeping. It didn’t wake them up. Not even Storm. That is a good thing. 🙂

    Glad to hear you are back to work.

  25. bichonpawz
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 05:52:18

    That sounds like a nice book to read! We will tell mama to check it out! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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