Pawesome books to enjoy over the summer months
Whether you’re sunbathing on the beach, taking a road trip or lounging in your backyard, there’s nothing better than having a good book by your side. I’ve compiled a list of my favorites for you to dive into during the dog days of summer:
- The Science Behind a Happy Dog: Canine Training, Thinking and Behaviour by Emma K Grigg and Tammy M Donaldson
Wondering if your dog is happy? In this book, animal behavior experts Emma Grigg and Tammy Donaldson investigate canine well-being, providing a step-by-step dog training guide. Containing both scientific techniques and practical tools, they explain how to raise to a well-behaved, happy dog.
- How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns
Many people often wonder: Does my dog love me the same way I love him? In his search to answer this question, Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns used MRI technology to explore the inner dynamics of a dog’s brain. His results showed that dogs can, in fact, empathize with human emotions and feel what we feel.
- The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell, PhD
Applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer Patricia McConnell offers a unique perspective on the human-dog connection. She looks at human behavior from the dog’s perspective, explaining why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs decode our behavior and how to interact with our furry friends.
- Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big’s Journey by Dion Leonard
This book is based on the heartwarming true story of Dion Leonard, a marathon runner who meets a stray dog – later named Gobi – while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The dog ran alongside Leonard over the Tian Shan Mountains, through villages and desert sand, for 77 miles. Dion was so inspired by the spirit and heart of this animal, his mindset changed from winning to caring about Gobi’s well-being. Finding Gobi is a tale of love and friendship, and how this dog changed Leonard’s life.
- Inside a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, PhD.
Cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz explores how dogs experience life and their fascinating perception of the world – how they see their environment, other dogs and humans. She answers questions such as “How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane?” or “Why must a person on a bicycle be chased?” and “What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand?” This book will help you understand your canine companion on a much deeper level.