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Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Garth Stein

HarperCollins, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Garth Stein

Harper Paperbacks, 2009

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
  
  











  



  
A Dog in a Hat: An American Bike Racer's Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium
Joe Parkin

Velo Press, 2008

In 1987, Joe Parkin was an amateur bike racer in California when he ran into Bob Roll, a pro on the powerhouse Team 7-Eleven. "Lobotomy Bob" told Parkin that, to become a pro, he must go to Belgium. Riding along a canal in Belgium years later, Roll encountered Parkin, who he described as "a wraith, an avenging angel of misery, a twelve-toothed assassin". Roll barely recognized him. Belgium had forged Parkin into a pro, and changed him forever. ...
  
  











  



  
The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2012

The fourth entry in the irresistible New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie Little—“the coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit” ( Kirkus Reviews ) Humor and intrigue combine for a “thoroughly entertaining comic mystery” ( Booklist ) as Spencer Quinn’s engaging and unlikely team of crime solvers takes on the case of a boy gone missing from a ...
  
  











  



  
Raven: For Love of Yukon Sled Dogs

FriesenPress, 2014

Raven is the story of a special dog and six Februarys in the Yukon. From the first rookie mistakes, to exhilarating solo sledding, something new is learned, and experienced, at every turn. Dog sledding is more than a sport and transportation. Dog sledding is the ultimate travel adventure. Topping mountains, along the Klondike gold trail, behind a team of Alaskan Huskies, is life changing. Dogs lunge into harnesses, eager to run. At night, ...
  
  











  



  
Yukon: Sled Dog

Two Lions, 2013

Sled dogs must love to run. Sled dogs must be strong. Sled dogs must obey commands. Sled dogs must get along with teammates. Puppy Yukon is the only girl in her litter, and she’s got high energy. Could she be a leader in the sled dog team? Trainer Roberta works with the puppies. Yukon is faster and smarter than her brothers. Roberta thinks Yukon can help lead the team! Yukon continues to train with her team for two long years. Is she finally ...
  
  











  



  
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Garth Stein

HarperCollins, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is ...
  
  











  



  
My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian: Mushing Across Alaska in the Iditarod--the World's Most Grueling Race
Brian Patrick O'Donoghue

Vintage, 1996

   The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place.  But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that sometimes plunges to 100 degrees below zero?  In conditions like these, anything can go wrong.  For Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, nearly everything did.    In My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian, his reporter and intrepid ...
  
  











  



  
Dog Training For Beginners: Simplifying The Process of Training Your Dog The Basics., 2014

Dog Training For Beginners: Simplifying The Process of Training Your Dog The Basics. As much as you would love for your cute little puppies to enjoy the free-spirited ideals of being man’s best friend, the truth is, there are basics that they need to learn. It’s not so much that you pet has to learn the basic parlour tricks that are often associated with dogs; it’s more of the various acceptable behaviours that involve interaction with ...
  
  











  



  
Dogs
Seymour Simon

HarperCollins, 2009

Dogs are the most popular pet in the world and Seymour Simon provides useful tips and guidelines for any kid looking for a new pet. Lavishly illustrated with full-color, appealing photographs, Seymour Simon captures dogs as they work, and play. Ages: 5 - 8
  
  











  



  
Everything I Know About Training and Racing Sled Dogs
George Attla, Bella Levorsen

Arner Pubns, 1974
  
  











  



  
Dog Diaries #4: Togo
Kate Klimo

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014

Small, feisty Siberian husky Togo—the overlooked sled-dog hero of the 1925 serum run to Nome—sets the record straight in Dog Diaries #4! When a diptheria epidemic breaks out in isolated Nome, Alaska, in January 1925, the only way to get life-saving serum to the town is by using dog-sled relay teams. Twenty teams participate, and the dog who inevitably gets credit for saving the town is Balto, lead dog on the final team which delivered ...
  
  











  



  
The Speed Mushing Manual: How to Train Racing Sled Dogs
Jim Welch

Sirius Pub, 1989

This book gives a dog musher the information he needs to become a winner. Whether you race dogs or not, it's the best information on sled dogs there is, period.
  
  











  



  
Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies
Lee Livingood

For Dummies, 2000

“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.” —Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project “Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner.” —Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively ...
  
  











  



  
Agility Training for You and Your Dog: From Backyard Fun to High-Performance Training
Ali Canova, Joe Canova, ...

Lyons Press, 2008

Based on the innovative, positive training methods this practical training book explains how to get your dog started in the exciting sport of dog agility.
  
  











  



  
Little Man in a Dog Suit: The Story of a Boston Terrier
B. R. Wilson, Barry Robert Wilson

SpiritBooks, 2011

Reggie's life is full of adventure and reflections on the life of a small dog who is a big dog at heart. He wants to imitate his master and does such a good job of it that he earned the name of "Little Man in a Dog Suit." He is fairly certain that he is more human than dog, but relishes his dog nature as much as his almost human nature. Anyone who has ever known and loved a Boston Terrier will see in Reggie the essence of this brilliant, noble, ...
  
  











  



  
A Cat Was Involved: A Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)

Atria Books, 2012

Spencer Quinn’s first original e-short story reveals how everyone’s favorite detective duo—Chet the Dog and P.I. Bernie Little—came to meet before their first big case in Dog On It. As fans know, Chet first met Bernie on that fateful day when he flunked out of K-9 police school. The details of that day though have always remained a little vague (like so much in Chet’s doggy brain). All we know is that Chet had been the best leaper ...
  
  











  



  
Adopting the Racing Greyhound
Cynthia A. Branigan

Howell Book House, 2003

The first edition of this book was responsible for inspiring tens of thousands of people to adopt ex-racers. Now, this fully updated edition features groundbreaking veterinary information not available anywhere else. Greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has placed over 4,000 Greyhounds through her organization–offers updated statistics on the costs involved with adopting as well as new health information, such as warnings about ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to Dog Agility
Margaret H. Bonham

Barron's Educational Series, 2009

This newly updated edition will be welcomed by canine agility enthusiasts. The author, a professional dog trainer, tells owners how to evaluate a dog's physical fitness and readiness for agility training, and then goes on to cover all aspects of this competitive sport. She discusses all relevant agility-training topics, including diet recommendations, the correct use of collars and other positive reinforcement tools, basic commands, and training ...
  
  











  



  
Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2009

The first book of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series, an “enchanting one-of-a-kind novel” (Stephen King) that is “nothing short of masterful” ( Los Angeles Times ). Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It , and Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, are quick to take a new case involving a frantic mother searching for her teenage daughter. This well-behaved and gifted student may ...
  
  











  








   



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