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Old 11-24-2012, 04:02 PM
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What are your favorite dog books??

I'm about to download "When Pigs Fly"...I've been meaning to forever, I'm really excited to read it. I liked Jean Donaldson's Culture Clash. I read The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell...meh. Read some Cesar Milan book years ago, wasn't really a training book..I don't think I finished it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:06 PM
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The Other End of the Leash and For Love of a Dog by Patricia McConnell. Very readable, tons of great info. Not really "training" books I guess, but my favorite dog books.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:23 PM
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^ another here who loves Patricia McConnell - especially those titles. I love her style. She comes across as understanding toward both human and canine perspectives. Very insightful. The Other End of the Leash is the first book I recommend for people who are preparing for a new dog/wanting to know more.

I also loved Suzanne Clothier's Bones Would Fall from the Sky. It's really nicely written. I love books that explore our relationships with dogs.

From the perspective of someone with an aggressive dog, I love Brenda Aloff's Aggression in Dogs. I am always revisiting that book. It's so dog-eared now - very much loved.

I'm sure there's a few more that I really enjoyed. I liked Control Unleashed - lots of good practical applications in that one. I am interested in the puppy program as well, but haven't got around to checking it out.
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Training my #1 favorite book is Click to Calm

Non-training sappy dog story: Cowboy and Wills <3
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I love Control Unleashed!

Fiction: Merle's Door.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:34 PM
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Probably 'For The Love of a Dog' by Patricia McConnell, I could read that over and over (and over). The Culture Clash is classic and amazing. 'Inside of a Dog' was fun (if you're a dork), can't remember the author, Alex something? 'Reaching the Animal Mind' by Karen Pryor isn't only dogs at all, but it was one of (if not the first) clicker training book I read, and I love it, I really need to buy it (got it from the library 5 years ago). I also really enjoyed 'Shaping Success' by Susan Garrett, it's kind of both training and a story.

Walking Ollie is the only casual dog owner perspective I've read and liked, but I really like it and the second book, Fetching Dylan.

There are probably more that I can't think of right now.

I'm getting Control Unleashed (Puppy Program), On Talking Terms With Dogs, and a couple others I'm betting I'll love.
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I really liked "The Art of Racing in the Rain" can't remember off hand who it's by but I quite enjoyed it.
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Fiction, I adored The Art Of Racing In The Rain.
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Fiction - nothing beats Where the Red Fern Grows.

I read it once a year at least, and bawl like a baby every time.
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Fiction - nothing beats Where the Red Fern Grows.

I read it once a year at least, and bawl like a baby every time.
Ohh man I loved that book, haven't read it in like forever. I love Jim Kjelgaard's books with Big Red and some of the others. The original Lassie Come Home and 101 Dalmatians..I read those once a year. "A Dog's Purpose" by Bruce Cameron was great...very much fiction but good.

I don't like a lot of the non-fiction casual dog owner books. Marley & Me was alright. Rescuing Sprite and Oogy were both...meh. Cute but a lot about their families and kids and stuff. I read Best Friends, that was fine.
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