Crazy Bitch: Living with Canine Compulsive Disorder

Author – Peggy Tibbetts

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Meet Venus, a beautiful white mixed breed. Part Akbash, part Lab, part clown, part escape artist, part guard dog, part wild dog … she had more personalities than Sybil, the most famous psychiatric patient in the world. Meet Zeus, the kind and gentle Alaskan Malamute who was the love of her life. Venus and Zeus loved hiking and skijoring in the mountains. They enjoyed swimming and boating together. They shared a life most dogs dream of – until everything changed.

With a diagnosis of canine compulsive disorder as her singular clue, Peggy Tibbetts embarked on an investigation into every detail of Venus’s life as it unraveled. What began as a case study of her dog’s mental disease led to a hard lesson in the golden rule of dog behaviorists. There are no bad dogs, only bad people. Crazy Bitch is a complex love story between two big dogs. Venus and Zeus will make you laugh while they break your heart.


“Crazy Bitch is a great read.  Not only is it an excellent look into the world of canine mental illness, but also in coping with bully behavior. Tibbetts writes in a style that draws you in, as if you’re a friend.  Within a few pages, you’ll find yourself caring more than perhaps you’d like to about Venus and cheering on the author in her quest to provide her dog with the best life possible.” – Sue Kottwitz at Talking Dogs Blog

“Have you ever heard that expression: “You can’t MAKE this stuff up”? …That was the first thought in my mind when I finished Crazy Bitch, and I’m pretty sure you will have it too … I believe this book is a necessary addition to canine-learning libraries everywhere, and it is my sincere hope that it will be.” – Pet Daily Press

“Dogs ‘talk’ to us. Humans are not good listeners. We should all study this story to better understand the K9 partners in our lives.” – Jeff Ezell,  Search, Rescue, and Recovery K9 Handler (Ret.)

“I recommended it to a bunch of dog training friends, it makes a great cautionary tale for people that get cross bred dogs with less than domestic breeds. Its not a common situation, but I see a few a year, and wish the owners could spare them selves the pain. Now I have a book they can read , so maybe they will not go down this road.” – Justine Merrill, professional dog trainer


Peggy Tibbetts is the author of two middle grade novels, Letters to Juniper and The Road to Weird; two young adult novels, PFC Liberty Stryker and Hurricane Katrina; and a suspense novel for adults, Rumors of War. She has worked as a professional editor and is a fervent blogger. Letters to Juniper was a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards. She enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and camping with her husband, Tod and beloved dogs, Zeus, Pepé, and Lupe Lu, in the mountains of western Colorado, where they live.

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