We usually put out a newsletter on this theme around this time each year. We think this is one of the more important newsletters we do, even though many of you already own the books featured here (if you don't, you should!). Let's face it, a lot of the dog books we sell - including those we publish - are really great training and reference books for trainers and enthusiasts. But, many of them would not be classified as great literature nor are they the kind of book you would give to just any dog owner. The books are too demanding to read, too specialized, and just don't speak to the casual dog owner.
We believe that part of your mission (and ours) is to spread the word about dog behavior and training to as many people as possible. Fortunately, there are some books you can recommend to people that are enjoyable to read, are comprehensible across a wide audience, and are some of the most important books on dogs in print (that is why you already own at least some of them, right?) So, here are the books we recommend to help spread the word:
The Other End of the Leash - Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell.
Inside of A Dog - What Dogs See, Smell and Know by Alexandra Horowitz
Bones Would Rain From the Sky - Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs by Suzanne Clothier.
The Genius of Dogs - How Dogs are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods.
Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words by Dr. John W. Pilley Jr. Ph.D and Hilary Hinzmann.
Plenty in Life is Free - Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace by Kathy Sdao. Our book of the week, marked down 40% to $7.77 thru November 4th.
Newest books & products:
Beyond the Backyard - Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere! by Denise Fenzi. When we think of positive reinforcement training, we often think of a cookie - and thats a great start! This book picks up where most training leaves off by setting out a systematic plan to help dog owners learn how to gain compliance away from home, under distraction and without a cookie in hand!
How Dogs Work by Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein. Finally, a new book from our old friend Ray Coppinger!! For those of you interested in Ray's take on behavior, ethology and how dogs learn, this is the book for you. How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as mans best friend, but what actually drives the things they do? This is an outstanding and up-to-date guide to understanding your dog and his behavior with a very complete bibliography for those of you who want to see more of the most recent research.
Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures by Arlene Weintraub. Heal introduces readers to the field of comparative oncology by describing several research projects aimed at finding new therapies for cancers that are similar in dogs and people, including lymphoma, osteosarcoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and gastric cancer. Weintraub, who lost her sister to gastric cancer, also writes about the emerging science behind the remarkable ability of dogs to sniff out early stage cancer and the efforts underway to translate that talent into diagnostic devices for early detection of the disease. In the course of bringing these dogs and their human companions to life, Weintraub takes her own personal journey from grief to healing, as she shows her readers how mans best friend might be the key to unlocking the mysteries of cancer.
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