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BOOKS that are worth your time....
to deepen your companionships

Two things prompted us to search for books with an insatiable appetite:
First, my cat, Remy, was diagnosed with cancer which led me to seek deep spiritual understanding of how I could assist in this passage as well as 
understand my own pain of loosing her.

Then, we began rescue and found we needed tools to understand numerous dogs and their behaviors. While dog trainers kept recommending typical books, 
we just kept
searching for more understanding, beyond the obvious.


This list is meant to be helpful, inspirational and meaningful. We are always hungry
for more awareness and insight so expect to see new books added to this list, as well as let us know your favorites.   (Click on each book cover to place an order with Amazon.com)

LEARNING & TRAINING

The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training
by Paul Owens

*this is the book we give to all adopters because his approach is positive, loving and effective, everything from 'dog speak' to solving behavioral problems


 


Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching & Training
by Karen Pryor

*this was one of the first books to break new ground in training by using positive methods, also the first knowledge of clicker training came through Karen 


The Dog Listener 
by Jan Fennell
  

*a really exceptional book that explains how behaviors are related to pack issues.  
If you have anything you don't understand about your dog and need a plan to help, 
this book gives you insight rarely found elsewhere.  
The author studied with noted horse whisperer, Monty Roberts.
 


The Latchkey Dog 
by Jodi Andersen
  

Another great book explains how the way you live shapes the behavior of 
the dog you love.  We highly recommend this one.


BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY,  Deepening Our Relationship with Dogs
by Suzanne Clothier

*A very thoughtful book with insights that help anyone better understand their dogs.  Her work is easy to read and well worth the time.  
We feel it's one of the best books available.


CONTROL UNLEASHED by Leslie McDevitt

  *Creating a Focused and Confident Dog is what Leslie offers to readers. She provides a map of ways to help dogs with issues learn how to relax, focus and work off leash. Experts like Patricia McConnell agree that this book is one of the best new books on training to come along in recent years.  We know Leslie and know that her work is terrific.


Agility: Start to Finish   by Diane Bauman

The first book to cover agility from all aspects, all levels! You’ll find something for everyone: from pet owners wanting to have some fun with their dog to serious competitors looking for ways to shave seconds off their score. Starting with puppy training and ending with top level agility competition, Bauman explains each stage of training and each obstacle. Photos and diagrams clearly demonstrate every step.

Diane teaches at the Canine Country Camp, and Luca, a dog adopted from Glen Highland Farm, is featured on the cover of the book.  Click here to order.


RELATIONSHIP & HEARING

Animals...our return to wholeness
by Penelope Smith

*understanding and instruction on how to communicate from noted animal communicator, Lillie studied with Penelope and finds her to be incredible


Animal Wisdom for Mankind

by Dawn Hayman

Animals’ love and acceptance for humans is well-documented, as is the joy and stress relief they bring to our lives. But, until now, the inherent wisdom animals possess has been locked inside of them, unable to be understood by most people.


Love, Miracles and Animal Healing
by Allen Schoen

*the amazing story of a vet who pioneered acupuncture for animals 
and learned healing from the animals themselves


Kindred Spirits: How the Remarkable bond between Humans & Animals Can Change the Way we Live
by Allen Schoen

*a touching inspirational look at what we often fail to see or understand


Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections
by Susan Chernak McElroy

*an incredible eye-opening perspective on what gifts animals bring to our lives


Animals as Guides for the Soul: Stories of Life Changing Encounters
by Susan Chernak McElroy

*a beautiful inspirational book that opens your mind and heart with 
compassion for all animals


Animal Grace: Entering a Spiritual Relationship with Our Fellow Creatures
by
Mary Lou Randour

*a powerful book that offers honest insight into the spiritual 
connection with animals


Talking With Nature
by Michael J. Roads

*an extraordinary journey into the heart & soul of nature, talking & listening


The Tellington TTouch - A Revolutionary Natural Method to Train and Care for Your Favorite Animal   
by Linda Tellington-Jones

*this is a great way to relate to animals and develop new understanding, 
a real breakthrough


The Animals' Viewpoint on Dying, Death and Euthanasia
by Dr. Elizabeth Severino

  *This book is filled with comforting, profound, and enduring wisdom for life 
and death for animals and their human caretakers


TOUCHING & INSPIRING


A Friend of the Farm shares her experience and the hearts of truly wonderful animals in her new book  EXTRAORDINARY DOGS

Click here to order Extraordinary Dogs
Joyce Darrell has created a wonderful book of inspiration of dogs that go beyond what we think is possible. This is a great book to share with anyone who loves dogs. Open your heart and open your mind to understanding that dogs love life no matter what might have changed with their bodies. 


Lost & Found: Dogs, Cats & Everyday Heroes at a Country Animal Shelter
by Elizabeth Hess

*a rich, profoundly moving account of what goes on behind the scenes, 
a testament to
humanity in an imperfect world


Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
by Caroline Knapp

*a rich book exploring a personal story of unconditional love


PERSPECTIVE

Kinship with All Life, by J. Allen Boone
Adventures in Kinship with All Life, By J. Allen Boone

*these wonderful books explore friendships with animals in a remarkable way,  
they are considered classics for animal lovers


Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

*an insightful look at the emotional world of dogs, 
once wrongly thought to have no emotions


The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments and the Psychology of Dogs by Dr. Nicholas Dodman

*insightful stories of behavioral problems handled in unique ways


The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company
by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

*a remarkable riveting account of how dogs live together & what they show us by just being dogs - this is John's favorite book



REFLECTIONS ON LOSS

The Last Will & Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog
by Eugene O'Neill

*an endearing simple story of the miraculous bond between a dog & his guardian


Blessing the Bridge: What Animals Teach Us About Death, Dying & Beyond
by Rita M. Reynolds

*an incredible picture of one woman's journey to help dying animals 
through her hospice program, it is more than profound


 

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