We’ve entered the Dog Days of Summer, a phrase which – according to the Merriam-Webster Idioms Dictionary – refers to “hot, sultry summer weather; also, a period of stagnation…the period between early July and early September, when Sirius, the so-called Dog Star, rises and sets with the sun.” In this spirit, we’ve collected some of our favorite dog books to train or laze about with…
How to Raise the Perfect Dog by Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog.
Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution by Zak George, Dina Roth Port
Celebrity dog trainer, YouTube sensation, and Animal Planet star Zak George presents a next-generation guide that uses his infectiously energetic style to teach dog-lovers everything they need to know about raising and training their unique pup.
The Complete Dog Breed Book (DK)
The ultimate dog breed resource book, The Complete Dog Breed Book has everything from dog grooming to dog training to caring for a dog to, yes, a breakdown of dog breeds for prospective breeders and prospective dog owners.
FOR YOUNGER READERS
My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen
Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells of one special dog, among them Cookie, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Dirk, the grim protector; and his true friend Josh, a brilliant border collie.
The Perfect Dog by Kevin O’Malley
Fans of The Pigeon Wants a Puppy and Charlie the Ranch Dog will fall in love with this vibrant picture book about one girl’s quest to find the perfect dog for her family.