Are You As Happy as Your Dog?Bliss to YouDog LoveDog SenseInside
            of a DogThe Companion
How Dogs Love
            UsMan Meets DogThe Dog Owner's ManualThe
            Hidden Life of DogsThe Social Lives of DogsThe Intelligence of DogsWhy Do Dogs Drink out of the Toilet?How Smart Is Your

Are You As Happy As Your Dog? (Alan Cohen)

Alan Cohen elaborates on the theme... with humor, after watching closely his dog Munchie. Life can be simpler, we can be happy, and dogs are wise!

Publisher: Alan Cohen Publications (1996))

Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life (Dean Koontz)

"Dean Koontz's beloved Golden Retriever, Trixie (who died in 2007), follows her two books of wisdom (Life Is Good! and Christmas Is Good!) with this volume about finding happiness by emulating dogs. Her advice includes living in the now, enjoying each moment to the fullest; putting aside worries about things one can't control; loving unconditionally and striving to make others happy; and accepting loss."

Royalties are donated to Canine Companions for Independence to pay medical bills for assistance dogs.

Publisher: Hyperion (2008)

Dog Love (Marjorie Garber)

Garber writes about dogs, the human relationships with them, and dogs in literature and film (Lassie, Flush, Benji, Rin Tin Tin, White Fang, Beautiful Joe).

Publisher: Touchstone (1997)

Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet (John Bradshaw) pawpawpawpawpaw

"Every so often we are reintroduced to an old friend, and we may see them in a new light, reinvigorating a long standing relationship. John Bradshaw reintroduces us to mankind's oldest friend, the dog. He compiles and explains new information on the origin of dogs, their relationship with ancestral wolves and why we need to base our relationship with dogs on partnership and cooperation, not outmoded theories about dominance. Dogs and dog lovers alike will benefit from Bradshaw's insight." "Publishers Weekly

Publisher: Basic Books (2012)

How Dogs Love Us (Gregory Berns) PAWPAWPAWPAWPAW

"The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that's uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly "man's best friend." But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking? After his family adopted Callie, a shy, skinny terrier mix, Berns decided that there was only one way to answer that question--use an MRI machine to scan the dog's brain. His colleagues dismissed the idea. Everyone knew that dogs needed to be restrained or sedated for MRI scans. But if the military could train dogs to operate calmly in some of the most challenging environments, surely there must be a way to train dogs to sit in an MRI scanner." Source:

Publisher: New Harvest (2013)

How Smart Is Your Dog? PAW

"How smart is your dog? Score your pet's 'doggy IQ' with this set of challenges to test your pet's memory and teach him new skills. It's a fun, quirky gift for any dog owner!"

Obs.: The book uses the QI test developed by Stanley Coren, author of The Intelligence of Dogs.

Publisher: Parragon

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (Alexandra Horowitz)

Alexandra Horowitz (who teaches psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University) one day looked at her dog Pumpernickel and felt motivated to discover what really goes inside of a dog's mind. After all, what we think that is best for a dog can be very different of what the dog thinks is best for him...

Publisher: Scribner (2009)

Man Meets Dog (Konrad Lorenz) pawpawpawpawpaw

"In this wonderful book, the famous scientist and best-selling author, Konrad Lorenz, 'the man who talked with animals', enlightens and entertains us with his illustrated account of the unique relationship between humans and their pets. Displaying Lorenz's customary humanity and expert knowledge of animals, Man Meets Dog is also a deeply personal and entertaining account of his relationships with his own four-legged friends. With charming sketches on almost every page, Man Meets Dog offers a delightful insight into animal and human thinking and feeling. An essential companion for all lovers of dogs (and cats!)." Amazon

Publisher: Routledge Classics

The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness (Donna Haraway) pawpaw

"About the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in 'significant otherness.' In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. They are not just surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with. Neither are they just an alibi for other themes; dogs are fleshly material-semiotic presences in the body of technoscience. They are here to live with. Partners in the crime of human evolution, they are in the garden from the get-go, wily as Coyote. This pamphlet is Haraway's answer to her own Cyborg Manifesto, where the slogan for living on the edge of global war has to be not just 'cyborgs for earthly survival' but also, in a more doggish idiom, 'shut up and train'."

 Editora: ‎ Prickly Paradigm Press

The Dog Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Lifetime Maintenance (Dr David Brunner and Sam Stall)

"Pee stains on the carpet. Barking at all hours of the night. That embarrassing thing he does with your leg. It's enough to make you cry out, Why doesn't my dog have an owner's manual? And now, thankfully, he does."

Publisher: Quirk Books (2004)
Illustrations: Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum

The Hidden Life of Dogs (Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

After following closely her own dogs as well as some friends' dogs, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas discovered that they, when left free, have a very interesting life. With guaranteed food and shelter, these dogs were aware of the choices they did when left alone, demonstrating that not only the human beings are capable of reasoning. 

Publisher: Pocket (1996)

The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide To The Thoughts, Emotions, And Inner Lives Of Our Canine Companions (Stanley Coren)

"[The Intelligence of Dogs] is a book on dog intelligence by [Stanley Coren], a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The book explains Coren's theories about the differences in intelligence between different breeds of dogs."

Publisher: Bantam (1995)

The Social Lives of Dogs - The Grace of Canine Company (Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas pays closely attention to her dogs Sundog, Pearl, Misty and Ruby and cats, and birds and discovers how rich is their social lives, how the relationship with each other and with the humans in the house works, and how, knowing this, things become much easier in the household.

Publisher: Pocket Books

Why Do Dogs Drink out of the Toilet? (Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori) 

Becker and Spadafori answer the title question and more 100 others all you wanted to know about your dog's quirks explained in an humorous way.  

Publisher: HCI (2006)