Doggie Duty

A local author writes children’s books to introduce dog ownership.

Watching her grandson play with the family dog inspired Anna Garcia Hyland to write a simple, educational book to help children learn the responsibilities of owning a dog. The first in an ongoing series of books to help guide children and their families through bringing a dog into the house, “It’s important for every member of the family to know their responsibilities,” Hyland says. “Learning that starts young.”

Prices range from $15 to $20. The book is coming soon to Target and Petco, and is already available at Barnes & Noble, and on amazon and