Babette Haggerty has trained Jack Nicklaus' Golden Retriever to bark the number of his major tournament wins on command, and Jimmy Buffett's Maltese to dance on cue to Margaritaville . She offers up more than 100 of her best dog tricks, many of them featured by her famous father, Captain Haggerty, on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks. Step-by-step photos pack the pages showing readers the tricks to the tricks. In time your dog will t only bring in the paper, play dead and roll over but also count objects, jump into your arms, crawl like a soldier, balance funny things on his or her head and then take a bow.
Babette is at home in a dog kennel, literally. She was raised in one by her mom, Betty-Ann, and father, the dog-training pioneer, Captain Haggerty, whom the New York Times credited with establishing dog training as a respectable profession in this country. She runs the Haggerty School for Dogs, splitting her time between Palm Beach and New York City.