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.

Click the book covers or titles to buy the books below on amazon.com.

Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook

Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook»

Marcie Davis and Melissa Bunnell

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

The Genius of Dogs»

Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods

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.

Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories Of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars

Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories Of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars»

Bill Berloni

William Berloni and his company have spent the past thirty years training dogs and cats for Broadway productions, primarily using animals rescued from shelters. In Broadway Tails, Berloni talks about being the first to train actors to work with animals on stage, his love for mutts over purebreds, as well as the four-acre animal retirement compound where he lives. With photos throughout this delightful book, we learn details about how his dogs are trained, how they react to Broadway life, and his own personal rise to fame. 

In Episode 116 of the Working Like Dogs radio show,  Hollywood and Broadway animal trainer, advocate, and author, Bill Berloni (www.theatricalanimals.com) talks about his incredible 40-year career of training dogs for both the stage and silver screen! Bill shares his humble beginnings and the story of how he paid $7.00 for a rescue dog from the local animal shelter who would go on to become the famous Sandy in the long-running Broadway production of Annie. The animals he has rescued are the epitome of a great Hollywood drama — from wags to riches! 

Reporting for Duty

Reporting for Duty»

Tracy Libby

Hundreds of thousands of military veterans seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year. Service dogs have been used for many years in the civilian sector to help their disabled owners perform necessary tasks in daily life; likewise, the organized use of therapy dogs to bring comfort and companionship to hospital and nursing-home patients dates back more than four decades. “Reporting for Duty” explores the unique and special bond between wounded warriors—especially those suffering from PTSD—and their service dogs and discusses the vital work of therapy dogs who visit VA hospitals and military rehabilitation facilities.

In Episode 113 of the Working Like Dogs radio show, Author Tracy Libby talks about her book, “Reporting for Duty,” where she tells the true stories of disabled veterans who have been touched, assisted, and enriched by the dogs in their lives, and the new lease on life is reciprocal: many of these service and therapy dogs have been rescued from shelters and specially trained for their jobs. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit a veterans’ service-dog organization.

 
The Ayurvedic Year

The Ayurvedic Year»

Kristina Brown

In Working Like Dogs Episode 107, Amanda Ringnalda discussed the benefits of Ayurveda for Dogs with host Marcie Davis and recommended “The Ayurvedic Year” by Kristina Brown.

Amanda is Master Educator for the Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, CA and founder of Soul Playmates. Amanda has taken the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and applied it to dogs. Listen in as she provides helpful tips, resources and practices to help your dog live a more balanced, higher quality life.

Perfect Health

Perfect Health»

Deepak Chopra

In Working Like Dogs Episode 107, Amanda Ringnalda discussed the benefits of Ayurveda for Dogs with host Marcie Davis and recommended Deepak Chopra’s book, “Perfect Health.”

Amanda is Master Educator for the Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, CA and founder of Soul Playmates. Amanda has taken the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and applied it to dogs. Listen in as she provides helpful tips, resources and practices to help your dog live a more balanced, higher quality life.

Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca

Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca»

Maria Goodavage

In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage masterfully tells the story of heroic Marine dog, Lucca and her handlers. Maria weaves a rich tapestry of details that explain why Lucca embodies the best qualities in a military dog – intelligence, passion, dedication, bravery and more. Listen in as Maria tells you about Lucca’s story, her 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what made her such an extraordinary military dog!

In Episode 102 of the Working Like Dogs radio show, best-selling author, Maria Goodavage (www.soldierdogs.com and www.facebook.com/soldierdogs), stops in for a heart-warming visit with Marcie and Whistle about her new book, Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca. Maria describes military dogs as canines who “save lives by day and souls by night,” in Episode 102 of the Working Like Dogs radio show.  Maria is also the New York Times best-selling author of Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes.

 

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