National Dog Day

National Dog Day on August 26 celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and purebreds, and the Library has plenty to offer dog lovers.


Compiled by:
Jane R.
Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

Zak George
Adult Nonfiction – 636.70835 Geo

Tailors training to each dog's unique traits and energy level, helping with communication and bonding.


Adoption

The Rescued Dog Problem Solver: Stories of Inspiration and Step-by-Step Training Techniques to Ensure Your Rescue Success

Tracy Libby
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7083 Lib

A problem-solving guide, filled with empowering stories of rescued dogs that defied the odds.


What to Expect When Adopting a Dog: A Guide to Successful Dog Adoption for Every Family

Diane Rose-Solomon
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7088

Expert advice from rescue specialists, veterinarians, dog parents and pet business owners.


Children's Nonfiction

Big Dogs, Little Dogs: A Visual Guide to the World’s Dogs

Jim Medway
Children's Nonfiction – J 636.7 Med

This wonderfully illustrated book features 300 dog breeds, including every breed recognized by the American Kennel Club.


Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (Young Readers Edition)

Alexandra Horowitz
Children's Nonfiction – J 636.7 Hor

Scientist and dog-owner Horowitz explains how dogs perceive their daily world, each other, and that other quirky animal: the human.


Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines That Made History

Elizabeth MacLeod
Children's Nonfiction – J 636.70886 Mac

Stories about dogs whose actions influenced the course of history, including the first seeing-eye dog, search and rescue dogs, and military dogs.


DVDs

Dogs That Changed the World
Nonfiction Movies – 636.7 Dog

Explores the origins of dogs, their place in our history and our place in theirs.


Why We Love Cats and Dogs
Nonfiction Movies – 636.8 Why

Why are we so attached to our pets? Insightful and heart-warming stories and interviews with animal behavior experts, evolutionary biologists, veterinarians, and pet owners.


Health

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Richard H. Pitcairn
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7089 Pit

A new edition, updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including the benefits of vegan diets for pets. Also discusses behavioral issues, general nutrition, and a more humane approach to caring for pets.


How to Age-Proof Your Dog: The Art and Science of Successful Canine Aging

Elizabeth U. Murphy
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7 Mur

Gives dog owners the tools needed to provide proactive and preventative health care, starting early in their dog's life and continuing throughout various ages.


Just for Fun

Campus Canines: The Dogs of Indiana University
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7 Cam

Students, alumni and fans share photos of the dogs that share their campus, homes and hearts. Includes 150 photos of dogs across the country in their IU gear and at Dunn Meadow, the Indiana Memorial Union, Showalter Fountain, and other campus locations.



Andy Seliverstoff
Adult Nonfiction – 779.32 Sel

Seliverstoff’s photography captures the special relationship between some big dogs (and some rare ones) and the children in their lives.


Zen Dogs

Alex Cearns
Adult Nonfiction – 779.32 Cea

A full-color photo collection, capturing 80 dogs in their most relaxed and contented moments.


Remarkable Dogs

A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him

Jason Morgan
Adult Nonfiction – 921 Morgan

Memoir about an extraordinary service dog whose enduring love brought a wounded soldier back to life.


Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

Dion Leonard
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7009 Leo

While racing through the Gobi Desert, a marathon runner encounters a stray dog who keeps pace with him for nearly 80 miles—giving him a new perspective on life and causing him to fight to bring her home with him.


Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again

Tom Ryan
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7 Ryan

An angry, hurt, depressed and near-death oldster is transformed into a happy, gamboling companion with a puppy-like zest for discovery.


Training

Fun and Games for a Smarter Dog: 50 Great Brain Games to Engage Your Dog

Sophie Collins
Adult Nonfiction – 636.7088

Fun Games that challenge a dog’s body and mind alike, a way to have fun together while strengthening the human-canine bond.