of a Dog
Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
READ A REVIEW
The True Story of a Loyal Dog
Is My Co-Pilot:
Great Writers on
Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
Training Your Dog
to Help Others
New Work of
Dogs: Tending to
Life, Love, Family
The love and affection
between dogs and their humans are the stuff of legends and the topic of much exploration.
Here we provide a sampling of articles, stories and ideas on training with affection to
stimulate your own thinking on this importance canine topic.
Articles on Dog Love [ Top ]
Does my dog
really love me? A thoughtful article about dog behavior and emtions by
An excerpt from Merle's Door,
a new book on love and communication between a man and his dog, a book that also explores
dog emotion, intelligence, domestication, more.
an excerpt from Marjorie Garber's book of that name, where she offers a unique comparison
dog love and human love, examining why the latter is harder.
Stories & Tales of Loving & Loyal Dogs [ Top ]
|Argos, the faithful dog of
Odysseus, the Trojan hero, who returned after 20 years to find his dog waiting for him.
moving story of a therapy dog who aided children and is much loved by Lauri.
The touching story of Hachiko,
faithful Akita of Japan, who awaited the return of his master, Hidesamuro Ueno, a Tokyo
professor, even after the man had died.
More about the story of Hachiko, with photo, and a look
at the bronze statues of Hachiko and the festival held on March 7 to honor this faithful
How the Wild
Dog became the First Friend -- part of the Rudyard Kipling "Just
So" story called "The Cat that Walked by Itself"
remarkable story of naturalist John Muir and the dog Stickeen, and the impact of an
story: how Pendulum, the smart and active Australian shepherd rescue, who was
trained and became Radar, a hearing dog and beloved companion of John McCormick
Emily Yoffe and her husband find dog love
through a rescued Beagle named Roscoe --
the subject of her book What
the Dog Did
[see book at right]
Read the story
of the pup found by American Marines known as Lava Dogs as they searched
Fallujah. And meet Jay
Kopelman, the Marine and author, who rescued Lava from Iraq and wrote the
Baghdad, With Love about this special dog [see book at left]
Scott's Affectionate Pup: a 1911 story by Ellis Parker Butler, an
American author and speaker
the faithful sheep dog of Fort Benton, Montana, who came to the train station daily to
seek his sheepherder and partner, and the Shep memorial there.
Another look at Shep's
Visit Still Life with Animated Dogs, where you will meet Roosevelt,
Ike, Johnson and Spinnaker -- the four endearing
dogs important to the life and work of award-winning animator Paul
Fierlinger. And enjoy Dog Tales
The tale of Fred the
Schnauzer who went from neglected to loved and loving, even working as a
therapy dog with great pleasure.
Love stories of rescued
dogs Chico, Shirley, Valentino, Blossom and more
of "Blue Dog Man" George Rodrigue and his wife Wendy who created
the book about their love story called Blue
the Dog Did:
Tales from a
The story of Hoover
the Basset Hound, loyal dog and pal, and what happened when a baby arrived in the
household - a cautionary tale.
Working Dog Affection [ Top ]
dogs share canine affection, benefit patients emotionally and physically
through lowered blood pressure, more
and the affection dogs and cats provide can heal patients, especially the elderly who have
lost a companion and are lonely.
Dog Training & Care with Affection
Lessons: step-by-step lessons to help dog owners learn to use positive
reinforcement training, including an introduction to clicker training and
reinforcement training is a humane approach to training and strengthens the
bond between human and dog
When to give your dog love
and affection -- and how to include it in training that includes exercise and
Love of Dogs Web Site Awards [ Top ]
WDW's Cool Canine Site Award included a Love of Dogs category. Read
used in making this award. While the Cool Canine Sites awards are no longer given, past
Love of Dogs winners include:
· Most recent award recipients here
· Previous award winners here and here
· Earliest Love of Dogs Web site winners here