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Blog Tour: Life On The Leash

Life on the Leash, book cover

Life On The Leash by Victoria Schade

Book description

Cora Bellamy is a woman who thrives on organization. She’s successfully run her own dog training business for years, perfectly content with her beloved rescue pitbull as the main man in her life. She’s given everything to her business, and her lack of social life (or slobber-free clothes) has been completely worth it. 
But all that changes when she meets Charlie Gill, the hottest client she’s ever had. The only problem? Charlie’s taken. Luckily, Cora has a new friend—the sweet, lovably geeky Eli Crawford. More loyal than a retriever, he’s always there to help Cora with her problems, including her love life. That’s why she’s shocked to realize that even as things start heating up with Charlie, there might just be a more-than-friends spark between her and Eli, too. 
As Cora’s life gets more tangled up than a dogwalker’s leashes—and as she prepares to audition for a dog-training TV show that may irrevocably change her entire life—she has to figure things out before it all goes straight to the dogs. 

My Review

Life On The Leash is a cute little romantic comedy perfect for dog lovers everywhere! This was a fantastic debut novel. It was filled with quirky characters that are 100% relatable. I love how there is a strong theme for animal rights and a strong emphasis on the importance of gentle training for dogs. I LOVE how the main character is an advocate for rescue dogs (especially since I have 3 of my own). The humor, heartache,friendship, and endless four-legged friends has a beautiful everyday feel to it. The story flowed perfectly. This book was fun, charming and a little bit educational! If you love a whole lot of dogs and a little romance, get this book!

About the author

Victoria Schade is an author, speaker and dog trainer known for her upbeat approach to living and working with dogs. She’s published two books, “Bonding With Your Dog; A Trainer’s Secrets for Building a Better Relationship” and “Secrets of a Dog Trainer: Positive Problem Solving for a Well-Behaved Dog.” LIFE ON THE LEASH is her first novel.

She’s a frequent resource for the media, including the CBS Early Show, The View, WEtv, and FOX. Victoria has been featured in The Washington Post, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Bark, and many dog-specific publications. She currently serves as a pet expert for petMD and PawCulture, writing training and behavior content and appearing in educational videos.

Victoria Schade, author photo



Woohoo!! Everyone like’s free books!  As part of this blog tour I am giving away a copy of Life On The Leash to one of my subscribers!! I am going to make entries to this giveaway super simple…..

  1. Follow my blog and follow me on Twitter
  2. Post a picture of your fur babies in the comments!

THAT’S IT! Doesn’t have to be a dog! Any and all animals welcome here! Follow these two steps and you are entered to win! ***THIS GIVEAWAY IS U.S. ONLY*** I will contact the winner of a copy of Life On The Leash September 24th!

I can’t end this post without pictures of my own dogs! So please enjoy these pics of my rescue babies and don’t forget to share yours!!


^^This is Black Jack my 4 1/2 year old terrier mix^^


^^ My biggest boy, Copper. He is a 150lb Saint Bernard / American Bulldog mix ^^


^^ This one is Roxie, my old lady. She is a 8 year old Lab / Pit mix ^^


^^ Last but not least this is Bacchus. Bacchus THINKS he is a dog. The alpha dog actually HAHA! ^^



4 Replies to “Blog Tour: Life On The Leash”

  1. I followed your blog and twitter- yay! And loved your review, as well as all your pet pics! They are all precious, but I think Bacchus is my favorite because he’s orange! Orange male kitties are the best! I want to enter the contest, but I can’t post a pic in the comments? I don’t know how? Here’s a link to a pic of my Coley in a review I wrote:

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