The Other End of the Leash: Book Review

The Author Patricia McConnell is a well-known animal behaviour expert and holds a PhD in Zoology. She used to be a teacher an adjunct professor in Zoology at the university of Wisconsin-Madison. She also founded a company, together with Nancy Raffetto, called Dog’s Best Friend which specialised in dog training …

Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Note: The featured image in this post corresponds to the third edition of the book, although I own and have reviewed the second edition. Images have been obtained from Amazon and are copyright of Saunders. I got this book many years ago, following a recommended books list after I finished …

Feed Your Best Friend Better: A Review (kind of)

Feed Your Best Friend Better is a book about dog food by Rick Woodford. Although it contains 85 recipes, it also explains the nutritional requirements of dogs, which foods are dangerous, and gives some advice on managing food-related behavioural issues. The book is availabel as a paperback or in digital …

Marley & Me, by John Grogan: A Review

I found the book Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by chance. During a break between classes (I was at uni back then) I was browsing through the library section of a department store and there it was: a yellow lab in the cover, looking …

Book Review – Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide

Introduction Ever since I became interested in dog training and behaviour, one of the things that I found most challenging was dog language. Unlike us, that we mainly communicate by speaking, dogs use body language as their main means of communication. In addition to this, all the dogs I had …

Canine Nutrigenomics: A Review

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that Nix has had several stomach issues in the last year. We had apparently found a kibble that worked for her, the Brit Care Lamb & Rice (see our review here), but at the end of June she had …

Do As I Do: Using Social Learning to Train Dogs – Book Review

Last week I finally ordered the book Do as I Do: Using Social Learning to Train Dogs, by Claudia Fugazza. I’d had my eyes on it for a while, but I felt it was rather expensive (20 €). So it was just sitting in my Amazon basket. However, on Sunday …

Book: Barking The Sound of a Language

In today’s post I would like to talk about another book I read and enjoyed by Turid Rugaas, author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals and which I reviewed a while back. The book I will be reviewing in this post is called Barking The Sound of a …

Book: On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

Today I’m writing a review of one of the books I got for Christmas: On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, by Turid Rugaas. For a long time I’ve been interested in learning about dog behaviour and language, and since we got Nix, I feel that it’s important to be …