They say books are a man’s best friend. But as a pooch parent, you’d probably disagree – and you’d be right too. After all, nothing compares to the joys of having a canine companion right by your side.
However, you can’t deny that books are a great source of knowledge. Plus, reading books for dog lovers can help you understand your pet better as you explore the dog world even further.
Here, we have compiled a list of the best dog-themed books that you will surely love to read.
The list features a wide variety of books, including novels, classics, and memoirs, as well as books for animal nutrition, training, and more. But rest assured that they all have one thing in common – they put dogs right where you’d like them; smack dab in the middle of the story!
There’s a high chance you would have read this already. And in case you haven’t, you are missing out on one of the most famous dog books of all time.
Marley & Me by John Grogan is an autobiography based on the author’s experience with his dog named Marley.
Marley is a yellow Labrador Retriever that causes huge trouble for the author and his family. He is a strong and energetic, but somewhat undisciplined, dog, often destroying the family’s property as an act of playing.
Will they keep him nonetheless, or put him up for adoption instead? Read the book to find out.
Sophie is the real-life story of an Australian cattle dog written by Emma Pearse.
Sophie is a 3-year old dog beloved to the Griffith family. She goes to the beach one day along with her owners, but what ought to be fun family picnic soon turns into a disastrous trip as Sophie falls overboard when riding on a boat with the Griffiths.
Read Sophie to follow the life-threatening adventures of the resilient dog as she fights for survival Robinson-Crusoe-style.
Written by Ted Kerasote, Merle’s Door is a bestselling book that explores the relationship between humans and dogs.
Ted is looking for a pup to adopt when he stumbles upon a stray dog in the most unlikely of places – the Utah desert. Merle is a Labrador mix used to living on his own but eventually learns how to live around wildlife as he gradually becomes attached to Ted.
Humorous yet enlightening, Merle’s Door teaches the readers the importance of independence and how animal intelligence is affected by the environment in which they live.
If you want to see the world through the eyes of your pooch, try reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
Beautifully written, this soulful novel revolves around a philosophical old dog named Enzo, living with an up-and-coming race car driver. In this New York Times bestselling novel, Enzo will show the world how to be human.
Be warned that some parts of this novel are rather heart-wrenching. But overall, it’s an uplifting story of love, loyalty, hope, and the bonds of friendship between humans and dogs alike.
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron is a series of three novels that have also been adapted in a major motion picture. It revolves around the life of Bailey, the protagonist pooch, who tries discovering his purpose in life over the course of several years and different owners.
It’s lighthearted, funny, insightful, and sure to make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Written by Stanley Coren, Born to Bark is a memoir of the author’s adventures with an irrepressible and unforgettable little terrier. The dog was a Christmas gift to Coren from his girlfriend, but little did she know how difficult it would be to manage the little fellow.
The goofy yet emotional story follows a series of events in which Coren gradually learns how to speak ‘dog’ as he gets a deeper insight into the way dogs think.
Whether you have become weary of store-bought dog food or are just trying to do something special for your furry friend, this is one of the best books for dog lovers when it comes to feeding fido.
Compiled by Christine Filardi, Home Cooking for Your Dog is a collection of delicious and nutritious dog food recipes that you can easily prepare for your pooch. It includes recipes for full cooked meals, doggy treats, and even raw dishes that will help keep your pet happy and healthy.
Written Lew Olson, a Ph.D. in canine nutrition, Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs is a comprehensive guide to homemade meals.
Since the raw diet is becoming a big trend in the pet food industry, we suggest you give this book a read. It will help you learn more about the benefits of a home-cooked diet for dogs as well as teach you the best way to go about introducing raw food to your pup.
Dog Training Revolution is an easy-to-understand and highly effective book for training and raising your dog in the best manner. It is written by Zak George, a dynamic dog trainer following a new approach to discipline pets.
Whether you are a dog owner eager to see things from your pet’s perspective or a bookworm looking for the next best book to read, these dog-themed books are a must-read.
We say this with confidence because these books for dog lovers have a lot to teach us with respect to the bond between humans and their canine companions.
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