Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Puppy Adventures of Porter & Midge: Out and About

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Puppy Adventures of Porter & Midge: Out and About! This delightful book by Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada is geared toward children, and helps them learn about the importance of properly socializing and training puppies. If you’re thinking about bringing a puppy into your family, read this book with your kids!

Scroll on down for an interview with the authors, and enter to win a PAWtographed copy of the book!

Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada
Children’s Book / Pet Books / Pet Care
Publisher: Raise the Woof Press
Page Count: 38 pages
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
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Introducing The Puppy Adventures of Porter and Midge: Out and About – a quick introduction to early socialization and training for puppies that will make them outstanding canine citizens and wonderful family pets.
     Kids will love following along with the two puppies’ story set in Austin, Texas, as they learn about how to take care of their own puppy. This is the first book in a series of story books, journals, and activity books. 
“Gift this book to any new puppy owner you know!”Lynn M. Hayner, Author at dogster


“Chen and Nevada write in an easy and enjoyable style…If you are a dog lover, this storybook is for you. Help your children become the best dog companion they can be.” -Philip Van Heusen, Reader’s Favorite


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Interview with Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada

I understand that you have written a book about puppy socialization. Can you tell us a bit about it?

Jennie: Sure, the book is called The Puppy Adventures of Porter and Midge: Out and About. It’s a children’s book that teaches the importance of socializing your puppy through the charming story of two adventurous puppies.

Giselle: We wrote this book because we wanted to not only showcase our puppies’ adventures, but also to educate children and parents about the value of socializing their furry friends.

 That sounds like a great idea. Can you tell us about your personal experiences with puppy socialization?

Jennie: Giselle and I brought home two adorable puppies named Porter and Midge. As we embarked on the process of socializing them, we started taking pictures of their adventures.

Giselle: These pictures soon became the inspiration for our book. We wanted to create a fun and engaging way to teach children about the importance of socialization.

 What do you think are some of the benefits of socializing your puppy?

Jennie: Socializing your puppy is crucial because it helps them become well-adjusted adult dogs. A well-socialized puppy is more likely to be confident, friendly, and outgoing, making them easier to handle and more enjoyable to be around.

Giselle: It also helps prevent behavior problems such as aggression and anxiety. By exposing your puppy to a variety of people, animals, and environments, you’re helping them learn how to adapt to new situations and become comfortable with the world around them.

 Those are all great points. Can you tell us about any challenges you faced while writing the book?

Giselle: Well, life got in the way, and the book project was put on hold for eight long years. But Jennie and I never forgot our passion for sharing the importance of puppy socialization with the world.

Jennie: Finally, we were able to complete the book we had dreamed of so long ago. We hope that it will help parents and caregivers properly socialize their puppies and create happy and healthy furry friends. 

It sounds like your book is a valuable resource for any new or experienced dog owner. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today, Jennie and Giselle.

Jennie Chen is a homesick Austinite who founded Keep Austin Dog Friendly. Over the last 20 years, Jennie has owned Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and Lowchen. She has earned numerous titles in conformation, competitive obedience, rally, herding, animal assisted therapy, and more. She is passionate about the relationship people build with their beloved canines, and she has been an advocate for people living with disabilities who need a service dog to live independently. She is active in various dog clubs and can be seen on AKC.TV from time to time.
Giselle Nevada has owned several mastiffs, acquired both from reputable breeders and via rescue. Fostering rescued mastiffs and helping them work through their issues led to a keen interest in socialization as a means of preventing future issues. She loves working with her dogs and has dabbled in carting, conformation, agility, rally, trick dog, nose work, and many other canine sports. Her puppy Porter is a testament to early socialization – he has achieved many performance dog titles and has done commercial work. He also has a role in a movie called Match Me If You Can directed by Marian Yeager.
Three winners receive a PAWtographed/autographed copy of
The Puppy Adventures of Porter & Midge: Out and About
(US only; ends midnight, CST, 6/9/23)



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One Response to Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Puppy Adventures of Porter & Midge: Out and About

  1. Hall Ways says:

    Wow! An 8 year delay to getting the book done. That IS a passion! Thanks for sharing.

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