Check Out Fall Reading Guide for Pet Lovers

Ah, Autumn Reading!

Although I like to read at any time of the year, there is of course something magical about autumn reading. On the one hand, Autumn brings us a lot of new books! But even better than a new book? Pair this new book with a cuddling session by the fireplace with your furry friends, a cup of tea or a glass of plonk and lots of blankets. Throw a flickering glass candle on the mantel and you have my real and literal definition of peace.

So, with that in mind, welcome to this year’s fall reading guide for animal lovers!

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None of the following books is an in-depth, introspective study of animal welfare or how we live and work with our animal friends. Honestly, this is not the year for deep introspection in our casual reading time, imo. There is a place for thoughtful reading, but 2020 is not that place.

Things are already miles away in the world, so let’s focus instead on fun, joy and sweetness, shall we?

Before tearing up the tips of this year’s recommendations, be sure to read at the very bottom! You have a chance to win each of the books presented here.

DOG MOM: A LOVE STORY

They don’t get any cuter or more charming than that. The illustrator and designer Isabel Serna brings to life the love we have for our dogs in the pages of this pretty little gift book. Perfect for a coffee table or a quiet evening for yourself, it’s whimsical and full of love (oh! and a sheet Of stickers on the back!) that you don’t want to put it down.

By the way, I know we’re a little ahead of schedule, but if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the dog mom in your life, I think this is it.

COME ON, COME ON! A GUIDE TO TALKING ABOUT THE TRAINING OF CATS

Violet is passion with this book! The large, bright and colorful photography makes it a must-have for any cat lover, but the information – which covers everything from anxiety management to teaching your cat on a leash, trick training, basic behavior and much more – makes it invaluable. As it is intended for children, the instructions are clear, simple and clean. No room for confusion when teaching a little one to train a cat! This also makes it the perfect title for any new cat owner, child or mature.

Next step: Violet wants to teach Newt and Ripley how to jump through a hoop, one of the fun and doable tricks described in the book!

THE JOY OF DOG TRAINING

We’ve featured Kyra Sundance’s training books a few times in the past, and I can’t wait to share her new – and so vivid – books!- Training book.

I love her books because she presents the material in easy-to-understand steps. The photos are clear and bright and show step-by-step instructions. In this book, she contains useful information about how dogs think and work, divided into an interactive program to help you and your dog have fun and connect.

I love this book for the emphasis on joy – the cornerstone of loving dogs – and the inscription:

DOG LANGUAGE: A GUIDE FOR DOG LOVERS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR BEST FRIEND

You need this book. End. That’s all this review has to say. You need it.

Seriously.

Okay, okay, I’ll elaborate, but I promise you that you need it. I admit that I am a big Lili Chin Fangirl. Is it weird to like a canine behavior illustrator? Anyway, your work is smart, thoughtful, careful and endearing. It promotes our understanding of canine behavior through relatable images and clearly drawn examples. These “canine body language images,” as she calls her work in The Intro, are as priceless as they are adorable. Scroll down a few times and I promise you will learn so much about your dog. I’m going to keep this ready to be refreshed because it’s so good.

I repeat: you need this book! You should also visit their website, which also likes to have a lot of free downloads!