My Dog Toby: 07/12/11
Harriet being such a cat person surprised me when she went through a brief run of dog books. One of her picks in that time was My Dog Toby by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.
Toby is a beagle. He's affectionate but untrained. The protagonist's brother says he's dumb. She thinks her brother is dumb. But she has to admit that all her friends' dogs can do at least one trick.
Instead of giving up, she decides to teach Toby one trick. Sit! Sit! Sit! and so forth. Persistence pays off, showing that even old dogs can learn new tricks!