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03-31-2018 09:36 PM
MissCourtneyCat Where The Red Fern Grows is HANDS DOWN the best book involving dogs that I have ever read in my life.
Its a classic and its amazing.
03-20-2015 01:06 AM
EzrasMom Don't shoot the dog - Karen Pryor currently.
Some favs are Big Red (don't remember the author but it's about an Irish setter) Art of Racing in the Rain, Kovack, of course Where the Red Fern Grows ... I'll think of others lol I've read a million!!
02-28-2014 07:58 PM
TheWildBunch dog related, I finished up both Wallace and Oogy then just about sobbed myself to death.
currently reading Tell The Wolves I'm Home. So far, it's really good!
05-19-2013 05:49 PM
GRAYGHOST I am currently reading a great book about military working dogs (MWDs). The book is written by Mike Ritland with Gary Brozek; it is not about the average MWD, it is about the very elite Trident K-9 Warriors (also the name of the book).

Mr. Ritland served for about 13 years in the SEALs. He was a member of SEAL Team 3, and later a BUD/S instructor. After leaving the navy he started his own company to train dogs for the SEAL Teams. "Today he continues to supply working and protection dogs to a host of clients, including the U.S. government and Department of Defense. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service".

It is not a dog training book, but it does cover a lot about the history, selection and training of these wonderful dogs. Many of the ways used to build the bite of the SEAL dogs can be applied to sport dogs and will help to produce a superior competition dog.

I cannot say enough about this book-buy it.
04-17-2013 12:22 PM
shinske Great horse stories:

The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts (true story and some actual footage on youtube)

Ruffian: Burning from the Start by Jane Schwartz (true story)

Stud by Kevin Conley (a look into the thoroughbred breeding industry)

Bill & I by Dalan E Smith (about the guy who helped William Shatner start his first horse farm)

Wild Ride by Ann Hegedorn Auerbach (about the rise and fall of Calumet Farm. I'm reading it now, but it's hard to get through. I have stopped a few times to read different novels)

That's all I can think of right now. Sorry, I love books! But out of all, The Eighty Dollar Champion is a must read. Even for those not that interested in horses, it describes a lot of the attitude and conditions in society post war. It doesn't get too technical with the horse training, etc. And the auction the horse was bought from is still going on today.
11-25-2011 10:50 PM
tater28115 1.) Marley & Me ---Thankfully after reading this book I knew what the warning signs for bloat and was able to get our old boy Logan to the E-vet in time!

2.) Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do: What Your Dog Can Teach You about Living a Happy Life --- Love this book!

3.) Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale

4.) Bliss to You: Trixie's guide to a happy life & Life is good (with Trixe Koontz)
11-25-2011 10:00 PM
Sinister Dog related, getting read to read Oogy as well, then Saving Gracie.
Finishing a few books I never finished.. The Goats, Crank, Glass, then I'm picking up more from the library..
11-25-2011 08:42 PM
Pleasant_Guy Current book: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Immediately previous book : Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero by Chris Matthews
06-30-2011 08:46 PM
RottenVonSpotten
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Originally Posted by Capone's Mommy View Post
Dog related books are Oogy and Marley and Me! Really good and sad. I am also getting ready to read A Dog's Purpose.
A Dog's Purpose made me cry...a lot. Good book though!
06-30-2011 07:45 PM
Faireview
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For the Love of a Dog, Patricia B. McConnell, PhD

And I just ordered Merle's Door - thanks for recommending it Luvbirds & Faireview!
I really think you'll enjoy Merle's Door!! Don't finish it around other people unless you don't mind them seeing you cry
06-30-2011 06:56 PM
Capone's Mommy Dog related books are Oogy and Marley and Me! Really good and sad. I am also getting ready to read A Dog's Purpose.
06-29-2011 11:08 PM
*Wrigley* I recommend James Herriot books as well. The first two have been great!
06-29-2011 10:20 PM
Tater927 Ooops....dog specific. I'm not reading anything dog related now but there's a book called "Dog on It" that I read not too long ago that was pretty good.
06-29-2011 09:05 PM
LizR Wesley the Owl - if you think dating with Dobermans can be challenging, imagine having an unfriendly, male aggressive owl living in your bedroom!
06-29-2011 08:59 PM
LizR Not dogs, clearly, but amazingly good reads:
The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter: A Memoir
A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion
06-29-2011 08:45 PM
DoubleDogDare Just read The Search by Nora Roberts. About a gal who does S & R with her labs. Typical Nora Roberts, but a pretty good read. She did her research well with the S & R and training parts. A no-brainer book, but fun to read.
06-29-2011 08:24 PM
mangujowa Aryton Senna, Christopher Hilton. It's a bit 'Senna can do no wrong', but still a great book about the great man.
06-29-2011 08:17 PM
Tater927 Right Now I'm reading "The Spellman's Strike Again" by Lisa Lutz. It's part of a kind of funny series of books that I like because it's somewhat similart to the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Next up on the list will either be "The Rhino with the Glue on Shoes" or "The Forsaken" I have a whole bunch I need to read but haven't gotten around to. Once I do my paperback swap bookshelf will be full again!
06-29-2011 08:12 PM
Chatty The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
06-29-2011 04:26 PM
brw1982 For the Love of a Dog, Patricia B. McConnell, PhD

And I just ordered Merle's Door - thanks for recommending it Luvbirds & Faireview!
06-29-2011 04:15 PM
CIDHH6 Whooo, Schooooolllllssss out for SUMMER!!!

So now I'm reading....

The 9/11 Commision report! (aren't I fun for a mid-20s lady? damn right I am!)

When I get back from NYC on Tuesday I'm gonna start one of the two Jeffery Deaver novels I bought mid-semester and have yet to open.
06-14-2011 08:28 AM
CIDHH6 Sigh... Currently reading business reports and my American Lit textbook. Much needed break from school in 2 weeks.
02-12-2011 12:18 PM
Chelse I forgot to add Oogy
02-10-2011 06:33 PM
Faireview
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Originally Posted by Luvbirds View Post
Merles Door, Lessons from a Free Thinking Dog by Ted Kerasote

I loved this book, it made me look at dog ownership a bit different.

Ted Kerasote
GREAT book!! I mourned that dog for a couple weeks after putting that book down - I'd think about him and his great life and tear up!!
02-10-2011 06:09 PM
Chelse James Herriot books
Marley and Me
101 Dalmatians
Black Beauty
King of the Wind
Puppy Chow is better then prozac
Wesley the Owl
Christian the Lion
Dogs never lie about love
The horse Whisperer
secretariat
thats all I can think of right now
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