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Books About Dogs - General Information

There are many books available on dogs and their care and training. We have listed some that we highly recommend and can be found in our own libraries. To order one of these books from amazon.com, just click on the title you're interested in. To order more than one book from our list, please use the back button on your browser after adding each item to your shopping cart. Then follow the link from here to the next book you'd like to order.  A portion of the proceeds from every item you buy when you enter Amazon.com's site from this page goes to the Chow Chow Club, Inc.'s Welfare Fund that provides financial help toward the medical care of rescued Chow Chows awaiting adoption.   The Chow Chows that are waiting to be saved thank you for your support!
The Perfect Match - A Dog Buyers Guide The Perfect Match : A Dog Buyer's Guide
by Chris Walkowicz

The most authoritative book of its kind. Nearly 150 breeds are presented with a full photo for each and a complete checklist including personality and physical characteristics, as well as both positive and negative attributes. Never before has there been the depth of truth and authority that is given here, highlighting each breed's unique qualities along with a look at who should not own the breed.

Dogs For Dummies

Dogs for Dummies    by Gina Spadafori
Required reading for anyone considering a dog.  This comprehensive and entertaining book  gives extensive information on selecting a breed including tips on locating and screening breeders to weed out the unscrupulous or the ignorant. The book moves on to the practical aspects of ownership: bringing home a puppy or adult dog, feeding,  grooming, veterinary care, training, behavioral problems and traveling with pets. One of the most interesting chapters debunks common myths about dogs--that a barking dog won't bite, for instance. There's even a chapter on silly tricks to teach your dog and another on "must-see" dog sites on the web.
Childproofing Your Dog Childproofing Your Dog - A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Dog for the Children in Your Life     by Brian Kilcommons

Sadly, a common reason for giving away a good dog is because "he doesn't like our kids".  Following the advice in this book could make sure this same tragedy doesn't happen to you!
Dog Training For Kids Dog Training for Kids by Carol Lea Benjamin

Another winner from a popular and practical trainer, this book will show you how to get your children more involved with the training of their pets, helps develop their skills and makes it fun, too! 
Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
by Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffin

A comprehensive guide to dog care features illustrations, charts, and tables and discusses life saving procedures, vaccinations, current veterinary therapies, nutrition, and more.  Easy reading and solid information.  One of our favorites.
The Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog
by Wendy Volhard, Kerry Brown

Laid out in simple terms, this book has been very helpful to owners of dogs with health problems that didn't readily respond to traditional western medicine.   Includes resource information on where to find products and how to find holistic vets or acupuncturists in your area.
The Tellington TTouch The Tellington TTouch : A Revolutionary Natural Method to Train and Care for Your Favorite Animal     by Linda Tellington-Jones

Distinguished animal trainer Linda Tellington-Jones combines her extraordinarily successful experiences performing the Tellington TTouch with solid how-to advice that anyone can use on dogs, cats, horses, birds, even reptiles and exotic animals to show how to release the pain, fear, and tension so many animals suffer. Illustrated with photos & line drawings.
Old Dogs, Old Friends : Enjoying Your Older Dog
by Bonnie Wilcox DVM, Chris Walkowicz

Dedicated to old dogs and the people who love them.  Old dogs, like old shoes are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well. The only book we know of that deals specifically with the special needs and special joys that go along with the ownership of older dogs. 
The Official Dog Codependents Handbook The Offficial Dog Codependents Handbook : For People Who Love Their Dogs Too Much     by Ronnie Sellers, Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Illustrator)

50 full color, humorous illustrations depict the various ways that Dog Codependents indulge their pets. This paperback spoof on self-help books includes dozens of hilarious real letters and true life testimonials from Dog Codependents who have written to the authors over the years. Includes amusing chapters on symptoms, causes, consequences of, living with, and coping with Dog Codependency.
The Dog's Mind The Dog's Mind : Understanding Your Dog's Behavior
by Bruce Fogle

Dog Law Dog Law by Mary Randolph

From leash laws to custody disputes to problems with neighbors, this paperback gives you the lowdown on canine legal issues that affect all dog owners.