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Old 11-24-2012, 08:21 PM
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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.
You should try Merle's Door, I'd be really curious to see what you think! I guarantee that with your interest in training there are some parts that will make you shake your head, and some parts you will thoughtfully consider but respectfully disagree- but I'd be surprised if you didn't really enjoy it!
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:25 PM
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You should try Merle's Door, I'd be really curious to see what you think! I guarantee that with your interest in training there are some parts that will make you shake your head, and some parts you will thoughtfully consider but respectfully disagree- but I'd be surprised if you didn't really enjoy it!
Merle’s Door - totally agree. Very thought-provoking read and just a great story.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:26 PM
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You should try Merle's Door, I'd be really curious to see what you think! I guarantee that with your interest in training there are some parts that will make you shake your head, and some parts you will thoughtfully consider but respectfully disagree- but I'd be surprised if you didn't really enjoy it!
I swear I've picked that book up 10 times and chosen something else . I will look for it next time I'm at the store.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:57 PM
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Has anyone read Edgar Sawtelle? by David Wroblewski. I thought it was a good read.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:04 PM
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Oh yes I read Edgar Sawtelle. Fantastic book.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:59 PM
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Is it bad form to tell you about my own book? It's called "Circling the Waggins: How 5 Misfit Dogs Saved Me from Bewilderness" and it was released just this last July by Barking Planet Productions. http://www.amazon.com/Circling-Waggi...ng+the+waggins
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:02 PM
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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.
'The Art of Racing in the Rain' by Garth Stein is my favorite dog book, ever. I also love the Chet and Bernie mystery series by Spencer Quinn, and I thought "Lost Dogs" by Jim Gorant was brilliant.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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Fiction: The Call of the Wild, The Journey of Natty Gan, Never Cry Wolf, Julie of the Wolves... erm yeah see why I own what I own here? LOL.
Loved Where the Red Fern Grows too. I was obsessed with that movie as a kid, but never read the book until college.

I read Inside of a Dog by Alexdandra Horowitz and I'm sorry to those who liked it, but I very strongly disliked it. To each their own!

Other end of the leash, Control Unleashed, and Shaping Success are probably my fav "training"/relationship with dogs books.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:56 PM
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Merle’s Door - totally agree. Very thought-provoking read and just a great story.
Definitely. It was one of the first real "dog books" I read, I enjoyed it a lot. I like the mixture of science/domestication history and story.
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- Don't shoot the dog.
Just kind of changed my approach to people..behavior..training.. life lol

- A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Cried.
Cried harder.
Clutched the book to my chest and cried some more

- The art of racing in the rain
repeat same emotional process as above.

- Marley & Me.
Same as above..perhaps more crying. and more laughing to! I loved that it was more well rounded and not JUST about the dog.

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I'm finishing control unleashed now and while some of the things were quite interesting! I can't help but think A. Why the heck was the darn thing $30 and B. It's a bit too performance based for my taste. It's well written and personable but there isn't a single page that doesn't scream AGILITY
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