Dogs are a loving part of the family and it's important to make sure they are safe. Each year, thousands of dogs are hurt or killed by easily preventable accidents. Dog-lover Melanie Monteiro learned this the hard way when she adopted an accident-prone Labrador puppy. She realized that there was little information easily available, so she created a great book called "The Safe Dog Handbook."

The handy resource includes tips to puppy-proofing your home, first aid information, guides to toxic plants and much more, and is essential for any dog owner who wants to ensure their pet is safe. Melanie also has a series of instructional YouTube videos on a variety of topics. If you live near Los Angeles or Central Oregon, you can also take one of her educational seminars. You can buy her book directly from Amazon, or get more information about all of her services on her website.