If only dogs could talk! Right? Wouldn’t that be nice? To understand what they were thinking or what they wanted? Even if you’ve been around dogs your entire life, it’s hard to always know what they’re wanting to say to us. I’ve had some of the best relationships with dogs, but I’ve always wondered if I was missing something. Books for dog lovers will help you have a better relationship with your dog.
Like when you can’t really hear or understand what someone is saying, but you nod along like “yeah, yeah” just so you don’t make them feel bad for asking “what?” Twelve thousand times. But when you leave the conversation feeling dumb, wondering what they really said or what you missed completely.
Yeah- that sucks. So, I can only imagine that’s how dogs feel. They just pant and wag their tail, making us think they know what’s going on, when they really have no idea.
Luckily for us, we have behavior specialists that have written books! I’ve picked out my top favorites to help you better understand what’s going on in a dog’s mind. Hopefully they will help you make the best of your relationship with your dog.
This will give you a better understanding on how to communicate, train and get a feel for what they’re trying to tell you. A dog’s life is short enough as it is, so let’s make the best of it!
Whether you’re in the animal field or not, this book will make sense. Put together by the Specialists of American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, they have broken down how dogs think, communicate, and how they learn. This book will allow you to better understand what your dog is trying to tell you and how to fix the things we don’t like. This book is a favorite for those starting out with a new puppy or if you have found a middle-aged rescue in need of some hope. Encourage good behavior with positive reinforcement and get rid of unwanted behavior with this book.
Dr. Sophia Yin has been a favorite of mine for years. She did so much for the Veterinary field in trying to make a visit to the Vet’s Office for animals as fearless as possible. I recommend any book written by her. Her teachings have comfort in mind. She guides new puppy owner’s in this book, through socialization, potty training, and life skills in the most positive way possible.
Get ready to fall in love with your dog all over again, but this time with a depth of your soul you never knew about. A story told from the point-of-view of a dog and how he tries to understand his purpose in life. See how dog’s see humans, life, and cats! A must read for those with dogs, grew up with dogs, or just like dogs.
Training broken down into steps! Whether you’re new to the dog world or a professional pack leader, this book breaks down commands and tricks you can do at home. Don’t pay hundreds to thousands of dollars taking your dog to training when you can create a bond and learn together. You can teach the basics or continue with the different challenge levels this book contains, it’s fun for you and your dog!
You are your dog’s world. Life is too short to be kept on a chain in a back yard or to sit in a house all day and wait for your owner to get home. Pick up a book and get to communicating with your dog! They’ll appreciate it and you’ll be glad you took the time to understand them.
Have you read any other dog or cat books? I would love to hear your thoughts or suggestions!