Top Dog Books
Our Experts, Trainers, Vets, Friends and Blog Hop Pals share their research, tips, stories and photographs in these must read books! We thought it would be fun to aggregate a list for Wordless Wednesday. Please add your book if we have missed it, as we will update regularly.
Train Your Dog Positively
Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behaviour Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling and More!
Victoria Stilwell, a positive reinforcement dog trainer and star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, explains how to use her force-free, scientifically-backed training methods to solve common canine behaviour problems. We love her and her book. See HERE for our Interview. Buy it HERE
Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog
Dr. Coren shares the amusing and instructive stories of life with Flint; an oversized Cairn terrier. We interviewed Dr Coren and he is featured in our upcoming episodes. Really interesting insights. Buy HERE
Dog: The Definitive Guide for Dog Owners
By: Bruce Fogle
A great book that celebrates the close and complex relationship between humans and dogs in the context of behaviour, anthropology, history, literature, and genetics. We love our interview with Dr Fogle featured in our series. Buy HERE
The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet: 106 Amazing Things Your Dog Can Do on Command
We loved meeting Babette in NYC. Great tips in her book.
Learn more than 100 of Babette’s best dog tricks. Many of these were featured by Babette’s famous father, Captain Haggerty, on David Letterman’s Stupid Pet Tricks! Buy HERE
Dieting With My Dog: One Busy Life; Two Full Figures and Unconditional Love
By: Peggy Frezon our fellow Fit Dog Friday Blogger
Dieting with My Dog is an honest and heartfelt story of losing weight, getting fit, and becoming healthy with a pet.
Buy HERE Stay on track with Peggy’s second book
The Dieting with My Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance
More tips to help you and your dog get fit and healthy…by doing it together! We feature Peggy in our upcoming Fit Dogs Rock episode. Very inspiring books and story. Buy HERE
Chasing Bocker’s Tale – Softcover
Bocker’s story: “Even as a very young pup, Bocker the Labradoodle pondered on where his life would lead, what was his purpose in life. Follow Bocker’s own tale of his amazing journey and how he has touched the lives of so many throughout the world. We absolutely love Bocker and Marie. This is a very special Labradoodle who spreads smiles and happiness. Buy HERE
Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world! Buy HERE
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think! Buy HERE
A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me
By: Jon Katz
This story shows how a man discovered himself through one dog (and then another). It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, and of continuity and change. Buy HERE
Gone to the Dogs: Life with My Canine Companions
By: Robert F. Jones
In Robert F. Jones’ last book, he pays tribute to the incredible love that companions share, both human and canine, and delivers a poignant memoir of love, loss, and life. Buy HERE
By: Lewis Blackwell
Author Lewis Blackwell teams up with the multi-award-winning photographer Tim Flach to give us a stunning look into the enduring bond between man and his best friend. We love this book! Buy HERE
By: M.K. Clinton
What happens if you arrive at the Pearly Gates before your time? F.B.I Agent Bentley Clanton finds out the hard way when he realizes his new body includes long velvety ears, four stubby legs with giant paws, and a tail. Helping him adjust to life as a Basset Hound is his rookie Guardian Angel, along with three other canine Returns. Laugh along as a delightful Golden Retriever, a feisty Chihuahua, and flamboyant Westie join Bentley to form an unlikely brotherhood of crime-fighting heroes. Buy HERE
The Healthy Hound Cookbook
Over 125 Easy Recipes for Healthy, Homemade Dog Food–Including Grain-Free, Paleo, and Raw Recipes! Buy HERE
Chandi: The Rescue Dog Who Stole A Nation’s Heart
By: Tina Humphrey
Tina and Chandi the dancing dog won viewers’ hearts on “Britain’s Got Talent,” now prepare to fall in love with Chandi all over again! In Tina’s memoir, we follow Chandi’s journey from a frightened, abandoned puppy in a local pound who needs to be rescued, to an amazingly intuitive dog who saves Tina’s life and gives her a reason to live again after her parents die. This book proves that adopting a rescue dog not only saves the dog’s life, but can save yours as well. Buy HERE
The Adventures of Flapjack: The Collar of Courage
By: Dan Cohen
The Adventures of Flapjack: The Collar of Courage is the second in the Adventures of Flapjack series. The series consists of narrative poems about an Australian Shepherd facing the daily struggles most children go through, addressing fear related to bullying, inner strength, and self-esteem. Buy HERE
51 Puppy Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy
By: Kyra Sundance
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
Also by Kyra: Kyra gives owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy in 51 Puppy Tricks through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Buy HERE As your dog ages keep them entertained with 101 Dog Tricks which has become an international bestseller with over a half-million copies in print in 18 languages! Buy HERE
Ricochet: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions
By: Judy Fridono
Ride the wave of hope with Surf Dog Ricochet the SURFice dog. She surfs with special needs children, people with disabilities, wounded warriors, and veterans with PTSD as an assistive therapy dog. She’s truly a special dog. We feature her in our upcoming episodes. The Pet Network and Fido & Wine have done a beautiful episode HERE Buy the book HERE
Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?
Norbert: What Can Little Me Do? is an exquisitely illustrated children’s picture book inspired by the real 3-pound registered therapy dog Norbert. Buy HERE
The Power of Pets – 7 Effective Tools to Heal From Pet Loss
Our pets are our family and friends and when they pass we feel the loss so strongly because of the emotional connection and unconditional love we received from them. The Power of Pets empowers people to take the necessary steps to transform grief into healing by offering 7 Effective Tools that can be used successfully in your healing journey. Buy HERE
Rescue Me, Maybe
By: Jackie Bouchard
A love story inspired by both of Jackie’s angels, Bailey and Abby. Rescue Me, Maybe is a story of loss, love and self-discovery, while dealing with loss. Buy HERE
If you are looking for another good read that offers drama and laughter check out Jackies’ other novel:
What the Dog Ate
Meet Maggie and her the-world-is-my-smorgasbord chocolate Lab, Kona. After a life change, Maggie decides to be more like Kona. Heartwarming hilarity ensues.
In Dogs We Trust: Tales of Unconditional Love, Inspiration and Sacrifice.
The hard cover edition of In Dogs We Trust is an autographed special edition: includes more than 10 new stories from celebrated authors.
All proceeds going to service dog and veteran concerns. Buy HERE
Bark and Lunge : Saving My Dog From Training Mistakes
How do you make sure the dog you love never bites anyone (again)? Kari and Rob are as devoted to their German shepherd puppy, Isis, as two dog parents can be. But as she grows, Isis’s behavior escalates from frustrating to dangerous when she bites someone. Turns out, some of the old-fashioned dog training advice they followed may have contributed to Isis’s fearfulness and aggression. Described as a “heart-squeezing tale … You’ll learn a lot, and you’ll cry at least a little, over this well-told story of setbacks and perseverance and frustration and love.” Buy HERE
Rescue Me shares inspirational accounts of ten dog lovers who rescued the dogs who ultimately rescued them. They true tales of extraordinary commitment, physical and emotional healing, second chances, and the magical bond between humans and their dogs.
Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a five-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever. Soon after he entered their lives and home, Toby proved to be a holy terror. Little did they know what they would discover about this dog. On Toby’s Terms is an endearing story of a beguiling creature who teaches his owners that, despite their trying to teach him how to be the dog they want, he is the one to lay out the terms of being the dog he needs to be. Buy HERE
By: Rachel Lacey’s
What happens when you find the right one at the wrong time?
Cara has a serious case of animal attraction. And it’s not because of all the foster dogs she’s rescued. Her one rule: Don’t get attached. It’s served her well with the dogs she’s given to good homes and the children she’s nannied, but the temptation of Matt’s sexy smile might just convince her that some rules are made to be broken. Buy HERE
By: Dean Koontz and his dog Anna
Anna Koontz debuts her talent as an advice columnist in Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn. Some of her best advice: take time daily for ball-chasing and belly rubs – the keys (along with sausages) to true canine joy. Learn more about the problems that plague Anna’s clients and be inspired by how she counsels them.