Good books for dog lovers

March 6, 2020

If you’re looking for a good book to curl up on the sofa and read with your four-legged friend, here’s five good books for dog lovers.

Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy

Zazie Todd

This book is all about how dogs and humans relate to each other, written by social psychologist and dog trainer, Zazie Todd. It’s described as “a book your dog would want to read.” Read this book if you want to understand more about the science of dogs.

Lucy’s Law: The story of a little dog who changed the world

Mark Abraham

You may be familiar with the story of Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel who was rescued from a puppy farm in Wales. This little dog became the face of the campaign that would eventually lead to the introduction of Lucy’s law, which bans the sale of puppies and kittens under the age of six months from third parties, e.g. pet shops. Lucy’s law came into force in England in April 2020. This book, written by TV vet Marc Abraham, tells the story of Lucy’s journey, from breeding machine to life in a loving home.

Max the Miracle Dog

Kerry Irving

This book is a heartwarming tale of a life-saving friendship between a man and a dog. Author Kerry Irving shares his story about how – following a traumatic car accident, which left him employed, housebound and depressed – he had a chance encounter with a dog called Max. In Max, Kerry found comfort and motivation and, in Kerry, Max found someone to care for him. Be warned – it’s a tearjerker.

Mr Dog and the Rabbit Habit

Ben Fogle

A book for younger readers, Mr Dog and the Rabbit Habit is the latest in a series of children’s books written by TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle. The central character is inspired by a street dog Ben met on his travels in India, who he named Mr Dog. In each of these fabulously illustrated books, Mr Dog is joined by other animal characters as he embarks on an adventure.

James Herriot’s Dog Stories

New release: 30th April 2020

If you remember Tricki Woo the Pekingese dog in the iconic TV series All Creatures Great and Small, then this book is a must read for you. James Herriot’s Dog Stories is a compilation of amusing stories about dogs that won the heart of this country vet, compiled from his collection of books. A perfect read for an afternoon on the sofa.