Follow My Lead by Carol Quinn
What Training My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Love, and Happiness

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Follow My Lead is the story of how two rambunctious dogs and a tough Eastern European dog trainer taught Carol Quinn everything she needed to know about life, love, and happiness. It all begins when the author--unhappy with her failing love affair--decides to enroll her two Rhodesian ridgebacks into dog agility training. She's hoping to both find a hobby and straighten out her unruly pets, but she soon discovers that dog agility demands more from her than she ever expected. What follows is a life-changing experience: one that teaches her not only about her dogs but also about herself. Quinn and her dogs develop a deep bond of trust as they learn to navigate the course obstacles, and Quinn begins to accept her own flaws, allowing her to find the inner strength to become the "alpha dog" of her own life.

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Originally from Milton, MA, Carol Quinn is the owner and creative director of Benedict Partners, Inc., an advertising agency in Venice, California. She has written for film and television; her most recent project is the feature screenplayFive Days in May,which was sold to director J. Michael McClary. Quinn is the co-creator/author of the first American mass-market graphic novels for girls,Pink Flamingos,the creator of the YA book seriesPalm Beach Prep,and the narrative and story editor for Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal’s memoirAs I Am.She has a degree in drama from Arts Educational Schools, London, and a bachelor’s degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Quinn recently completed her first novel,Under the Ether,and is writing a screenplay based on the novel. She also has a second novel in progress. She has two sons and lives in Venice, California.
Published July 26, 2011 by Seal Press. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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Many readers will empathize with her struggle to end a self-destructive relationship with her boyfriend, as well as find comfort in the commandments listed in the chapter titled “The Way of the Dog.” Lively photographs of the ridgebacks on the training course punctuate the text, while a supplemen...

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When Quinn, an advertising agency owner and writer, enrolls her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks in dog agility training, she discovers that their trainer Irina's lessons in positive reinforcement could be applied to disentangling her own personal and career dilemmas.

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