Connie's Book Club—Fall 2019

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

National Geographic Dog Breed Guide

By T.J. Resler & Gary Weitzman
National Geographic

Learn about more than 400 different dog breeds in this comprehensive guide perfect for dog-obsessed kids or families adopting their first pup. From Spitz to spaniels, this fun book is packed with dog stats, including the exercise needs and personality of a vast array of breeds, as well as vet- and behaviourist-authored sections on how to choose the right dog and how to understand your furry best friend.

Doctor Dogs:

How Our Best Friend Are Becoming Our Best Medicine
By Maria Goodavage
Doctor Dogs:

Join New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage on her globe-spanning journey exploring the fascinating science behind highly skilled medical dogs: pups who detect cancer and diabetic reactions, alert to seizures, help people with autism and schizophrenia, and more—all for a head pat or a cookie. From Japan to England to Rome, experience how medical communities and individuals alike are utilizing canine gifts to improve lives. 

A Dog Named Beautiful

A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home
By Rob Kugler
A Dog Named Beautiful

When US Marine Rob Kugler returns from war grief-stricken, he suffers yet another blow when he discovers a lump on the leg of his best friend, his chocolate Lab, Bella. It’s cancer, the prognosis not good. But instead of giving up, Rob decides to have the leg amputated and together they hit the road for the trip of a lifetime.

Zak George’s Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog

By Zak George
Zak George

In his guide to puppy problem solving, celebrity dog trainer and YouTube sensation Zak George shares tips for solving a range of behavioural issues, as well as prevention methods for unwanted behaviours and step-by-step instructions for dealing with phobias, anxiety, and aggression. Zak’s passion and respect for our canine friends shines through in his compassionate, science-based techniques. Whether your dog is a pup or a senior, this book is a must for anyone seeking a little extra training guidance.

Where the Lost Dogs Go

By Susannah Charleson
Where the Lost Dogs Go

New York Times bestselling author Susannah Charleson throws herself into the world of missing dogs and shows readers the remarkable, against-all-odds happy endings that can and do happen every day. While Susannah dives into canine behaviour and lost-pet search tactics, her own shelter rescue, Ace, proves he has a talent for sniffing out missing dogs. Together, the two help reunite families while going on their own journey of self-discovery—when Susannah loses herself to unexpected heartbreak, it’s Ace that must help her find her way home.

Incredibull Stella

How the Love of a Pit Bull Rescued a Family
By Marika Meeks & Elizabeth Ridley
Incredibull Stella

Get ready to experience the healing power of a dog’s unconditional love. It would seem that the last thing busy entrepreneur, mom, and wife Marika Meeks needed was a puppy. Recovering from stage-three breast cancer, her family still reeling from her terrifying diagnosis, her life was crazy enough already. But when an abandoned Pit Bull puppy enters their lives, the pup proves she was just what the family needed.

Dog of the Week!

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Meet: Fynn