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National Dog Week!

Top 5 Dog Resource Books

wagging tails pet resort staffer hugs a black labHappy National Dog Week! William Lewis Judy established this week in 1928 to honor all of the ways that dogs serve humans and to promote responsible dog ownership. A dog enthusiast and expert himself, Judy published Dog World Magazine for forty years and educated people on the power of the human-canine connection.

Before it was a widely accepted concept, Judy was advocating and educating people on the emotional bond that existed between humans and dogs. He knew this made them valuable healers, guides for the blind, service dogs, and could play a positive role in childhood development. In honor of National Dog Week and Judy’s goal to promote responsible dog ownership, we’ve put together a list of our favorite books that took our dog care to the next level.

  1. The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell. Written by an animal behaviorist and dog trainer, this book focuses on human behaviors and how dogs perceive it. Better understanding the signals we send improves communication with our four-legged companions.
  2. How Dogs Learn by Mary R. Burch and Jon S. Bailey. This accessible and concise book teaches the basic principles of how dogs learn so you can easily teach your dog new skills, improve their behavior and eliminate problems before they escalate.
  3. For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotions in You and Your Dog by Patricia McConnell. Dog emotions are often very easy to read when you are seeing wagging tails and doggie kisses, but this book helps dog-lovers understand the subtle signals a dog is sending in order to create a richer relationship.
  4. How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners by Monks of New Skete. A go-to resource in dog training, this book covers everything from selecting a dog and feeding them to proper care and training. No matter how long your dog has been in your life, this book has tips for you.
  5. Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh. This collection of dog stories is beautifully illustrated to showcase amazing examples of the power of the human-canine connection.

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.” William Lewis Judy

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