“The old adage ‘the teacher appears when the student is ready’ was certainly true for me,” says Hammond. “Who knew that a not so perfect dog would come into my life to teach me lessons of purpose, patience, being present, and the power of unconditional acceptance, and … nudged me to write books. As we started to share Toby’s story, and these lessons, it became apparent to us that there was something special about having a dog help teach students about empathy and character development.”
Charmaine’s books have won numerous awards including Mom’s Choice Awards, Parent Tested Parent Approved, Readers’ Favorite among others.
Charmaine’s books include On Toby’s Terms, Toby The Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully, and, Toby The Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends and GPS Your Best Life. (co-author) Her books are available on Amazon, Chapters and Coles Indigo and at mnost booksellers.
For more information about Toby, the books, and Charmaine Hammond, please visit TheOriginalTeamToby.com Charmaine is available for interviews by phone prior to the event (1-877-317-9797 or 780-798-2426)