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Jon (Author's Website)

I am the proprietor of ShaynaTheMiracleDog.com, and the luckiest guy in the world to have been Shayna's "dad" since adopting her in 2002. I'm also the author of the upcoming e-book, "Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons from a Miracle Dog."
To learn more about me, please visit www.jonsutz.com.

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27Dec13: Shayna learning to play “the shell game”

27Dec13: Shayna learning to play “the shell game”

December 29, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

After memorizing the names of fifty toys, being able to retrieve and put them away by name, stack her ring toys by name on a pole, and perform lots of other tricks, could Shayna learn to play “the shell game”?  Watch this video and find out.        

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Radio interview on “Joe Thomas In The Morning” 26Dec13

Radio interview on “Joe Thomas In The Morning” 26Dec13

December 26, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Joe Thomas of WCHV has been voted most popular morning radio talk show host in Charlottesville for several years in a row. It was an honor to be featured at the top of his 7:00am hour for a half-hour interview on my book about Shayna, and how she transformed my life. Listen here: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/126617795″ […]

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Radio interview on The Schilling Show, 24Dec13

Radio interview on The Schilling Show, 24Dec13

December 26, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

On December 24, 2013 I appeared for a half hour on The Schilling Show, a Charlottesville, VA radio talk show.  Listen to the second half-hour here: Hour 1: Katherine Mayfield, Jon Sutz | 1070 WINA | Breaking news, stimulating talk. A slightly out-of-focus picture of Rob, Shayna and me after our interview:       […]

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Black dog syndrome

Black dog syndrome

December 23, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In my book, I describe the fact that although I didn’t realize it when I began searching for my first dog, I was a “color bigot.” Meaning, the value I was seeking most was a spiritual connection – but I thought the one I ended up with would be a brightly-colored Yellow Lab, Golden Retriever […]

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21Dec13: Walk through the woods

21Dec13: Walk through the woods

December 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

On this walk through the woods behind my place, I comment on how different of a world it is, now that my book about Shayna is finally done, instead of something I am “working on.”  Shayna seems very happy, and even leads me on a trail that goes through the woods (off the main path), […]

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10Dec13: Our ride to, visit at the Senior Center

10Dec13: Our ride to, visit at the Senior Center

December 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  Since February 2013 I have been taking Shayna for visits to the nearby Senior Center (see pics and videos of our earlier visits here). She gets a huge kick out of visiting with the older folks, and they love having her around (most of them anyway!). This is a very short video of our […]

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My book about Shayna is now live at Amazon!

My book about Shayna is now live at Amazon!

December 19, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

After six years of development, the e-book “Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons From A Miracle Dog,” is finally done! Clicking “Continue reading,” below, to learn how you can read excerpts of, and buy the book!

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An Open Letter to Amazon.com: Please fix your “Look Inside” book previewer!

An Open Letter to Amazon.com: Please fix your “Look Inside” book previewer!

December 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  December 18, 2013 To: Ms. Daphne Durham, Publisher, Amazon.com Adult Trade & Children’s Books From: Jon Sutz Dear Ms. Durham: Congratulations on your recent promotion to head up Amazon Publishing. I am writing to share with you a serious technical problem within Amazon software, affecting self-publishers of pictorial e-books (like me), which I believe […]

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Shayna’s medicine & supplement regimen

Shayna’s medicine & supplement regimen

December 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Legal disclaimer: The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Do not employ any medicine or supplement for your pet without first consulting your veterinarian, and doing your own research.  Video above was taken on February 1, 2014 Our latest update: 01Feb14 “Happy Fifteen-Months-Plus-One-Day!!!” – YouTube Learn about Shayna’s medical condition, and donate […]

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24Nov13 Triple training delight

24Nov13 Triple training delight

December 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In this video, I wanted to get a combination of Shayna’s top three skills: (1) Retrieving toys by name, (2) Stacking her ring toys, by name, on a pole, and (3) Retrieving one tennis ball or two, depending on the command (“counting”). I was able to get it all in just four minutes. Enjoy!   […]

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