Working Like Dogs Bookstore
People always ask me what I’m reading. In addition to my own book, Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook, I’m sharing books that I feel are useful, educational, informative and inspiring. These are the books I recommend for dog lovers and dog partners.
Most of the authors have been guests on the Working Like Dogs radio show. You can listen to the authors on the radio show podcasts, and order the books to get the full story.
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Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook is the resource book for service dogs that captures personal stories, checklists and practical tips to provide the reader with an A-Z guide about service dogs. It is a must read for anyone who is considering a service dog, has a service dog, is raising or is responsible for the care of a service dog, and dog lovers alike who want to connect with the power of the human-animal service dog partnership.
This book is the ideal addition to every service dog training program as the resource for puppyraisers, service dog applicants and recipients.
The Genius of Dogs is a new book discussing how research is revolutionizing how we interact with our beloved canine partners. Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our dogs.
Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking? Then you don’t want to miss a second of Marcie and Whistle’s enthralling interview with renowned animal cognition expert, Dr. Brian Hare in Episode 80 of the Working Like Dogs show. He also talks about the games that you can play with your dog at www.dognition.com to gain valuable insights into your dog’s unique behavior and to contribute to the greater good of all dogs.
In this book, learn about Jennifer Arnold’s methodology and stories of canine intelligence, sensitivity, language comprehension, and prescience bordering on telepathy. The founder of Canine Assistants offers shining examples of the heroism of service dogs, from anticipating seizures to resetting a ventilator switch. Along the way, she emphasizes choice-based, positive-reinforcement-only teaching methods and shares valuable insights that every dog owner should know.
Jennifer, and Canine Assistants’ Trainer, Chris Casatelli, joined Marcie and Whistle to share their philosophy about how to successfully train service dogs in Episode 36 of the Working Like Dogs radio show.
New York Times best-selling author and Executive Director of Canine Assistants, Jennifer Arnold, sees directly into a dog’s heart. The book is a prescriptive for everything dog lovers want to know about how to interact with a dog including how to choose a dog, how to choose a vet, how to deal with anxiety, and how to respond to end-of-life issues. Jennifer is the expert!
Jennifer talked with Marcie and Whistle on the Working Like Dogs radio show (Episode 66) about her book and passionately shared her insights about what she believes dogs need and how we can give it to them.
Two Plus Four Equals One: Celebrating the Partnership of People with Disabilities and Their Assistance Dog»
True, vibrant, honest, and emotional, Two Plus Four Equals One offers over 100 stories and poems written by or about people with disabilities and their canine partners. The array of disabilities showcased in this unforgettable book is as vast as the tasks performed by the canine partners. This book highlights the strength, competence, and potential of both the human and canine participants in an alliance where neither partner is perfect but add up to an equation where two hands/feet/eyes/ears plus four paws equals one magical union.
Author, editor, and guide dog recipient, Kathy Nimmer, along with contributing author and diabetic alert service dog recipient, Dena Feller, visited with Marcie and Whistle about this inspirational book in Episode 49 of the Working Like Dogs radio show.
Best-selling author, Bruce Cameron wrote this follow-up to his New York Times Bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose. Bailey and Buddy are the incredible characters he created in A Dog’s Journey.
Bruce visited with Marcie and Whistle in Episode 73 of the Working Like Dogs radio show about the life lessons these endearing dogs have taught him and all of us through his inspiring novels. Bruce continues to create amazing novels for humans from a dog’s unique point of view!
Every Dog Has a Gift, Rachel McPherson’s collection of inspiring true stories of dogs who help the people around them by providing service, therapy, and comfort. As the founder and executive director of The Good Dog Foundation, the largest animal-assisted therapy organization on the East Coast, McPherson has heard and witnessed countless examples of dogs helping humans cope with all sorts of problems—physical, mental, and emotional.