The popularity of dogs themselves tracks closely with the popularity of books about them. Just check out Carolina Mountain Dog's bookstore and you'll see how many dog books are available.
Thankfully, Judith Newman, writing for The New York Times, selected a few recent strong additions that are definitely worthy of your consideration. Simply click on the link for each to learn more or purchase the book directly from Amazon.
by Sarah Hodgson, St. Martin's Griffin
Hodgson typecasts dogs in a positive way, such as "Party Animal" or "Overthinker." Newman says "Hodgson argues persuasively that in all kinds of training situations, rewards work far better than punishment."
by Nicholas H. Dodman, Atria
Newman writes that Dodman "presents fascinating case studies that suggest animals suffer from some of the same mental disorders we do — and can and should be treated with similar medications."
by Brandon McMillan, HarperOne
"Concentrating on rescues and 'problem' animals, McMillan’s methods are muscular (as befits the hunky heartthrob of dog training) and labor-intensive, and come with the caveat that constant reinforcement is key," says Newman.
by Julie Barton, Penguin
Not so much a dog book as a book about how dogs help us, this is the story of a woman with depression who was saved by a golden retriever. Newman writes, "It’s a harrowing story told with gentleness and wit."
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