We all know the saying that dogs are a (wo)man’s best friend and these books prove it. Because life is much better with a furry friend.
1. Love Is All You Need: The Art and Science of Non-Training Your Dog
By Jennifer Arnold
From the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog’s Eyes—the inspiration for the PBS documentary—comes a paradigm-shifting bond-based approach to strengthening our connection with our four-legged best friends.
2. Beloved Dog
By Maira Kalaman
Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children’s books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman’s Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.
3. Dogs and Their People: Photos and Stories of Life with a Four-Legged Love
Finally, Bark & Co. has tapped the humans at BarkPost, the company’s publishing arm, to put into words and photographs the first official BarkBook, capturing the depth, spirit, and power of the extraordinary bond between humans and their pups.
4. Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca
By Maria Goodavage
The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs delivers the incredible, true story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
5. Little Felted Dogs:Easy Projects for Making Adorable Pups
By Saori Yamazaki
Whether you adore dachshunds or dalmatians, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make charming miniatures of them with a felting needle and some raw wool. Great for beginners, the two dozen projects in Little Felted Dogs provide surprisingly life-like results.
6. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
By Zak George and Dina Roth Port
A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak George helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!
7. Free Days With George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog
By Colin Campbell
A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie andThe Art of Racing in the Rain–get your tissues ready, animal lovers!
8. Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home
by Pauls Toutonghi
The true story of a lost dog’s journey and a family’s furious search to find him before it is too late.