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post 2nd Mar 2018, 1:08 pm
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Well its a good day for curling up with a nice book in front of the fire!

I would love to know what books about dogs everyone would recommend? I do love reading doggy stories especially about rescue dogs.

I have just discovered the Worzel Wooface series of books and am loving them! Its a funny blog "written" by a rescue lurcher who lives with his human family and 5 crazy cats! I laughed so much my ribs hurt! Worzel's book also describes the very sensible and kind methods his new family use to help this very sensitive and scared boy settle into their home. Full of positive messages about rescue dogs (the family also foster lurchers) I whole-heartedly recommend it. The book was such a page-turner I finished it in about 2 days - and have rushed out and bought the next one in the series. (some money from each sale also goes to Hounds First Sighthound Rescue).

Please let me know what doggy books you have enjoyed. I'm always looking for new suggestions!

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post 2nd Mar 2018, 5:36 pm
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Cassius - true story of a police gsd
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cassius-True-Story...e/dp/1844549852

Haatchi and Little B - true story of a dog rescued by UKGSR (who have at times posted here on DP) who goes on to change the life of a little disabled boy and his family
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/291651507777?chn=p...9291&crdt=0

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post 2nd Mar 2018, 8:48 pm
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The common years by Jilly Cooper. Diary of her dog walks on Putney Common. Lovely book!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Common-Years-Jilly...E/dp/0552146633

Also Busters diaries by Roy Hattersley. You've jogged my memory and I've just ordered it again from World of Books for 1.99 after giving it to charity years ago!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Busters-Diaries-To...t/dp/0751533319
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post 3rd Mar 2018, 7:30 am
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I was given The Queens Corgi for Christmas and enjoyed it much more than I expected to, it has a lovely gentle humour

The Queens Corgi
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post 3rd Mar 2018, 1:54 pm
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OK, well not strictly a doggy read as it has gardens in too, but Monty Don's 'Nigel' is a lovely, gentle and very readable book which includes photos and anecdotes about Nigel and Nelly, but also the long line of dogs that have been in his life. I loved it and I don't 'do' gardens!
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post 3rd Mar 2018, 4:36 pm
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Long time lurker!

Two of my favourite and most treasured books are Pack of Two by Caroline Knapp and Let's Take The Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell. Both a very enjoyable read!
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post 3rd Mar 2018, 9:46 pm
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What about the old Joyce Stranger books many of which involve dogs. A Walk I the Dark for example - smashing book. I suppose they are a bit dated now but still a good read. and the Lucy Dillon book Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts. Most of her other books feature dogs and characters from the rescue in the first book. Worth a look.

I have a collection on my kindle called Dog Books but it is a bit of an odd collection. It’s Just a Dog by Russ Ryan. A Dog Called Slugger by Leigh Brill. There are more!
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Edited to add, I loved Buster’s Diaries.

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post 4th Mar 2018, 7:18 am
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People who've been here for a long time might remember me writing about the problems I had with my bull mastiff, Calgacus when he didn't like other dogs - and how he got over that issue, grew to love them and also grew to love learning so much that we did a degree together lol.gif . Anyway, I've written a book about him which is being published this year. It should be available from the 30th of April.

It's available to pre-order on Amazon: Canine Aggression: Rehabilitating an aggressive dog with kindness and compassion

Or for folk who don't use Amazon, it can be pre-ordered directly from the lovely publisher. smile.gif

http://www.hubbleandhattie.co.uk/shop/HH5079/

I have also started a facebook page for the book so that I can share things that I find useful when it comes to dog training and behaviour. Please come along and give the page a like if you find it helpful.

https://www.facebook.com/Canineaggression/



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post 5th Mar 2018, 3:06 am
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Its an old one now, but I still absolutely love 500 Mile Walkies by Mark Wallington about his travels along a coastal path with a dog called Boogie.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/500-Mile-Walkies-M...MYTGH2CRD3QAQBE

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post 5th Mar 2018, 9:27 am
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I love the compilation of James Herriot's Dog Stories,another oldie but so gentle and funny
https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Herriots-Dog...t/dp/0330326325
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post 5th Mar 2018, 11:07 am
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Old Yeller - a real tear jerker!
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post 5th Mar 2018, 12:59 pm
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QUOTE(traceymcl @ 4th Mar 2018, 7:18 am) *

People who've been here for a long time might remember me writing about the problems I had with my bull mastiff, Calgacus when he didn't like other dogs - and how he got over that issue, grew to love them and also grew to love learning so much that we did a degree together lol.gif . Anyway, I've written a book about him which is being published this year. It should be available from the 30th of April.

It's available to pre-order on Amazon: Canine Aggression: Rehabilitating an aggressive dog with kindness and compassion

Or for folk who don't use Amazon, it can be pre-ordered directly from the lovely publisher. smile.gif

http://www.hubbleandhattie.co.uk/shop/HH5079/

I have also started a facebook page for the book so that I can share things that I find useful when it comes to dog training and behaviour. Please come along and give the page a like if you find it helpful.

https://www.facebook.com/Canineaggression/


I'll get your book as soon as I have some spare pennies. I too adopted an aggressive dog who has come onso much but could never be completely trusted as she is still fearful of strange dogs.

Ive joined your page and will enjoy reading all about Calgacus.
Good luck with the book
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post 6th Mar 2018, 3:22 pm
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QUOTE(zico's mum @ 5th Mar 2018, 11:07 am) *

Old Yeller - a real tear jerker!

Oh I had forgotten about this one. Thank you for reminding me. I cry watching the film as well.
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post 9th Mar 2018, 7:41 am
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QUOTE(mokee @ 5th Mar 2018, 4:06 am) *

Its an old one now, but I still absolutely love 500 Mile Walkies by Mark Wallington about his travels along a coastal path with a dog called Boogie.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/500-Mile-Walkies-M...MYTGH2CRD3QAQBE

I love this book! He also did Boogie up the River and Pennine Walkies which were great.
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