There are about 340 breeds of dogs in the world. It might be difficult for you to choose the perfect dog breed that suits your personality, environment, and lifestyle. There are books available to help you deal with the dilemma and also to help if issues occur.
Here, in this article, I have named five books that help you deal with such problems. Also, I have mentioned books that are creative so that the kids can learn about dogs playfully.
Meet Your Dog
By Kim Brophey
Kim Brophey is an award-winning canine behavior consultant. Brophey very well knows the pros and cons of having a pet dog.
With lots of research, Brophey has developed a system to help canines. This allows owners to clearly identify what their dog is struggling with, and how they can fix it.
Brophey’s approach is unique and will give the dog owners a new understanding of what affects their dog’s behavior.
Brophey has developed an innovative technique which redefines the way we categorize dogs.
His book holds information from more than twenty scientific disciplines and divides into four comprehensive elements. The elements are learning, genetics, environment, and self.
Included with tips for specific dog breeds, this book will change the life of every dog owner. This will lead to happier human-canine relationships.
Meet Your Dog is an extraordinary book with a refined blend of fine writing and acutely accurate descriptions. It contains humorous, insightful, and instructive descriptions of canines, humans, and their societal expectations and behaviors. It is an enjoyable read for everyone.
Dogs vary both in personality and in looks and size.
If you are looking for a book that will tell you step by step what to do, this book is not for you. If your dog is a pet is having behavioral issues, then this book might help you. It will ask you to notice your dog and the surrounding environment, you can then calculate the steps to be taken to resolve the issues and help the dog. If you are planning to get a new dog, this is a good starting point.
It will help you to analyze appropriately and discover which category of breeds would be a good fit for you. It tells you the correct breeds according to your lifestyle.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is planning to get a new dog, or having issues with their last one.
Zak George’s Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog
Zak George, Dina Roth Port
Zak George is a celebrity dog trainer and a renowned YouTube star. He creates the most-watched dog training content in the world. He has helped millions of people and their dogs.
His guide is problem-based. This makes it simple and easy to look up and solve the exact issue that your dog is struggling with. The guide is helpful for many cases.
Whether you are dealing with a new pup or an adult dog which is your pet from years, or a recently adopted one.
He also guides you to prevent many problems that you will face later.
The book is loaded with case studies and examples from Zak’s videos. You can see his plans in action in the book. It contains step-by-step instructions to help you with activities such as chewing, jumping, barking, and thunderstorm phobia. It also helps pet owners to deal with separation anxiety, aggression, pets not listening to them.
This book helps us to know why dogs do such activities, what they do. Moreover, how to solve any problems that might arise.
Zak proves that it is not very difficult to correct behavioral issues. In this book, he shares his modern and science-based approach that is aroused by working with thousands of dogs.
Zak also teaches us how to create a bond with our dog while training.
It teaches lovable methods instead of using inhumane prong collars. I appreciate that Zak teaches loving your dog first instead of forcing him or her. It really helps anyone teach his dog that it’s his choice to follow the owner’s words, but doing so rewards him.
I would recommend this book as it is a great guide. Whether you have a puppy or an older dog, this book will help you keep up with training and how to communicate with dogs.
The writing is clear and crisp. The author really proves himself as a trainer, by breaking down the training into progressive steps.
The Complete Dog Breed Book: Choose the Perfect Dog for You By DK
The Complete Dog Breed Book has everything from dog training to grooming to caring for a dog.
It also has a list of dog breeds. It provides you with insights on both common dog breeds and exotic dog breeds. It includes almost 420 dog breed profiles.
The most popular dog breeds are featured on double-page spreads. The Complete Dog Breed Book comes with attached photographs and breed-specific care tips.
It also contains notes on color variations, temperament, and behavioral characteristics.
It will help you find the perfect dog breed fit for your lifestyle and personality. The Complete Dog Breed Book even contains quizzes and question-and-answer selector charts which will help you find the perfect dog breed.
Tips and extra notes will guide you through the ins and outs of dog ownership.
As soon as you are familiar with dog breeds, you can pet a dog.
This is a great reference book for anyone trying to guess which dog breed would be best for them.
It holds a lot of information but in small pieces, so be sure to check the first pages. It is a real reference book with lots of interesting information. The second section contains the most important information about various dog breeds. The third section has even more information about any breed. It’s an exceptional and helpful book for a first-time dog owner and for anyone who needs basic information to choose a dog.
The book is pretty comprehensive. It’s a great source with a lot of good information.
This book is a great introduction to different types of dog breeds with high-quality papers. It includes thorough descriptions of all the breeds listed inside. It has also divided the breeds into different categories, which is very helpful if you’re looking for a specific type of dog.
Link to the book:https://www.amazon.in/Complete-Dog-Breed-Book-Perfect/dp/146542976X
The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids By Tammy Gagne
It contains information about the characteristics of various dog breeds. The book is loaded with amazing photographs and fun facts.
A series of smaller books have been combined to create this version. The pictures are great, they may make you fall for the adorable canines. However, not all breeds listed contain photos.
There are interesting descriptions and quirky fun facts for most breeds. It is great as a look-through type book for both kids and adults.
It becomes a very entertaining and interesting process to discover the characteristics of each race in a fun way. It includes recommendations for training and home care for each race.
The book has a great and attractive design. It contains enough information which is suitable for children, without diving into excessive information. The breed content is extensive and is divided into 7 groups. There are many breeds that are recently approved by the American Kennel Club.
It is a great version for the little ones who are eager for facts and knowledge about dogs. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to have a fun time learning about dogs. This dog book is full of fun facts. It’s your best beautiful guide for every breed of dog from Retrievers to Shepherds.
The Dog Encyclopedia for Kids has facts about appearance, background, breed, personality, and so much more for over 150 dog breeds. It’s great for both, a quick “lookup” or detailed research. If you love dogs, this is a good reference book for you and for your little dog lovers.
The most appealing feature of this book is that it is not like any ordinary normal, plain old, and boring encyclopedia. It has lots of fun facts, has great pictures of the breeds, has an excellent index and glossary, and is easy to carry around.
This is very helpful when you want to find breeds for a specific criterion. For example, if you want to know which breeds are “pointers,” and which are “setters”.
I would recommend this book to all the dog lovers and the kid’s ages 8-13. Adults are going to love it too.
The Complete Dog Book: 20th Edition By American Kennel Club
The book by the AKC is comprehensive and thoughtfully organized. The Complete Dog Book lists all the 153 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, with the official breed standards, the breed histories, and photographs. It also includes the twelve most recently recognized breeds.
It is a wonderful reference book. If you are thinking of buying a new pure breed pup, you should check out this book for the complete information on your desired dog.
Also, if you are trying to understand and know about all American dogs, this is a great book to help you out. If you want to figure out the ancestry of each dog, it is very helpful.
There is a photo or a sketch of every pure breed dog recognized by the American Kennel Club. A detailed description of every dog’s disposition and tips to help you guide to a beautiful and respectful relationship with your dog is given. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is involved with dogs and especially to those who wish to become dogs’ trainers.
It’s great for learning about the AKC and the standards they use to grade the breeds.
The most important aspects are the physical features and how certain personality traits should or should not be penalized. It is a good AKC book but does not have much more to offer. It does not have a lot of information about the dogs themselves but about the short history of each breed. It is informative as far as the set standards.
However, I want the book to be informative and have better pictures. The lack of colored pictures leaves more to be desired.
Reference credits: www.amazon.com