Press Announcement: Boca Raton, FL, October 21, 2016 – Twenty-five years of marriage and the experiences of working with dog trainers provided the inspiration for L.A. Knight’s laugh-out-loud new novel, Dog Training the American Male, the story of a relationship counselor who can’t seem to make her own relationships work…until she discovers that the techniques used to train her boyfriend’s dog can also be used to train her boyfriend.
At the heart of the comedy are the challenges of men and women to communicate. We may speak the same language but our brains are wired completely different. Conversely, men and dogs are simple creatures who share many similar traits – ergo, men can be trained. But before you think Knight is selling out his gender, hear him out.
“The key to domesticating a dumb animal is to reward the desired behavior. For a man, this comes down to food, sex, and lying around on the couch watching TV. Give us what we want and we’re happy.”
Which brings us to Donald Trump. Having watched the last Presidential Debate and the Republican candidate’s bizarre behavior, Knight – a Bernie Sanders supporter (the guy was a lovable mutt…and mutts are forbidden to win Best In Show) had this to offer:
“Although he snorts like a Bull Dog, I see Trump as more of a Chow Chow… the wild orange hair, the nasty disposition. The problem is that he’s been the Alpha Dog all his life, which is why he listens to no one. As a billionaire, he’s lived in a spoiled, isolated existence where he hasn’t worn a leash for fifty years; as a result he now lacks all social restraints. Enter his domain and it’s no holds barred. He’s liable to bark, growl, wag his tail, shove his nose in your groin, or hump your leg. Look at him during the second debate… he was all over the stage, snorting and sniffing like he was looking for a place to pee when he should have been placed in a sit and stay position.
And can dog training techniques work on women…say, Hillary Clinton?
“Not at all, ”Knight says. “While dogs have a pack mentality, women are more like cats. Ever try to herd cats…it’s chaos. However, if Hillary does win the White House, I have one suggestion – have Bill neutered. If she had done that sixteen years ago, Gore would have been president, we would have never invaded Iraq, and ISIS wouldn’t exist.”