Raise the Woof: Books for Dog Lovers

By Julianne Jones | June 17 2020 | Promo Opportunity

Stay-at-home and social distancing orders have had several unexpected side effects, inspiring people spending more time at home to take up new hobbies from home-brewing beer, to gardening, to crafting everything from masks to decorations and more. But one of the most popular (and arguably cutest) pursuits has been adopting a new dog.

A record number of homes are welcoming canine companions—and seeking books to help them adjust to their new furry friends.  This collection includes titles that range from personal stories of dog devotion to books that showcase beautiful images of different breeds.

Help readers welcome their new pets (or possible inspire them to join the trend and adopt a new friend of their own!) with these titles perfect for dog lovers.

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The Other End of the Leash
Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Learn to communicate with your dog—using their language “Good reading for dog lovers and an immensely useful manual for dog owners.”—The Washington Post An Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell reveals a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs—sharing insights on how “man’s best friend” might interpret our behavior, as well as essential advice on how to interact with our four-legged friends in ways that bring out the best in them. After all, humans and dogs are two entirely different species, each shaped by its individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (as are wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. This marvelous guide demonstrates how even the slightest changes in our voices and in the ways we stand can help dogs understand what we want. Inside you will discover: • How you can get your dog to come when called by acting less like a primate and more like a dog• Why the advice to “get dominance” over your dog can cause problems• Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble—and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of mischief• How dogs and humans share personality types—and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alpha wanna-bes!” Fascinating, insightful, and compelling, The Other End of the Leash is a book that strives to help you connect with your dog in a completely new way—so as to enrich that most rewarding of relationships.
$19.00 US
Apr 29, 2003
Ballantine Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Incredibull Stella
How the Love of a Pit Bull Rescued a Family
INCREDIBULL STELLA tells the heartwarming true story of Marika Meeks, a recovering cancer survivor, and the scrappy little pit bull, Stella, who reminded her how to live and changed her life.
$17.00 US
Aug 27, 2019

38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs
Dogtown meets Unlikely Friendships meets Marley and Me. Bite-size true-life stories of loyalty, bravery, intuition, and intelligence in man's best friend will appeal to dog lovers in particular and animal lovers in general, and all who adore stories of love and hope.
$14.95 US
Oct 01, 2013
National Geographic