John O'Hurley has always had a dog by his side -- as a boy growing up in New England, and now as a husband, father, actor, television show host, and author in Los Angeles. To him, dogs are more than our best friends. They are also some of our most valuable and enlightened teachers. Before your dog can eat your homework is written as a series of letters from O'Hurley's wise old Maltese, Scoshi, to his new baby son, William. In each letter, Scoshi shares observations on what it takes to be a man. O'Hurley then responds, including humorous remarks on what Scoshi meant to say, and offers more tales to illustrate each point. At once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Before your dog can eat your homework will delight dog lovers of all ages.