How to be Your Dog's Best Friend

Elena Bulay

Told through the unique and personal story of the author, How to be your dog’s best friend is bright and vibrant, filled with informative pages on dog-care for children.

Meet Lena and her rescue dog Jo!

This is the true story of how Lena and Jo became best friends, told through Lena’s own beautiful illustrations. It’s also a guidebook, packed with useful tips about caring for a dog of your own. Learn how to choose a dog, how to train them, feed them and groom them, and pick up lots of fascinating facts about why dogs behave the way they do. 

Whatever the size and shape of your canine companion, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to be a dog’s best friend.


An engaging mix of personal experiences and solid guidelines.

— Kirkus Reviews


Elena Bulay


Elena Bulay is an author and illustrator, and was a winner of the Illustrators Exhibition organized by Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2021 for The Life of Wonderful Toys by Sergey Sedov, and in 2022 for How to be your dog's best friend.