Review: The Royal Treatment (Book)


Book: The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach To Wildly Healthy Pets Author: Dr. Barbara Royal Publisher: Emily Bestler Books/Atria DogTipper Review: Dr. Royal, a Chicago-based veterinarian, is known as an innovator in the field of animal health. As the founder of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center and through her numerous publications, she has developed a […]

Book Review: “Pit Bulls & Pit Bull Type Dogs” by Melissa McDaniel


Book: Pit Bulls & Pit Bull Type Dogs: 82 Dogs the Media Doesn’t Want You to Meet Author: Melissa McDaniel Publisher: Present Dog Press, New Hope, PA DogTipper Review: A few years ago, portrait photographer Melissa McDaniel began creating a series of photo books, each focused on a particular canine issue. Designated as “The Photo […]

Book Review: Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions


Book: Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions [ebook] Author: Steve Dale Publisher: Tribune Media Services DogTipper Review: Well-known authority on pet behavior and certified animal behavior consultant Steve Dale has produced a singularly useful ebook for all of us who have questions about our dog’s behavior. The author hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows, […]

Book Review: IVAN!


Book: IVAN!: A Pound Dog’s View on Life, Love, and Leashes Author: Tim McHugh Publisher: Turner Publishing, Nashville, TN DogTipper Review: It’s amazing when you think about all the really high quality dog-centric literature which is being written today. I think it is safe to say that we are enjoying a kind of Renaissance period […]

Book Review: No Dogs Allowed!


Book: No Dogs Allowed! Author: Linda Ashman; illustrations by Kristin Sorra Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books DogTipper Review: Linda Ashman’s books for children have won numerous awards and tons of praise. No Dogs Allowed!, published in 2011, tells the story (mostly in pictures) of Alberto’s City Lights Restaurant which hopes to entice passersby with a “Welcome” […]

Book Review: Living with the Rescues


Book: Living with the Rescues: Life Lessons and Inspirations Author: Sharon Langford Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press DogTipper Review: Author Sharon Langford has written a beautiful book about the dogs in her life, all rescues, and the important things she has learned from them. Each of the book’s sixteen chapters recount the story of a […]

Book Review: You Had Me at Woof


Book: You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness Author: Julie Klam Publisher: Riverhead Books [Penguin Books (USA)] DogTipper Review: Best-selling author Julie Klam has written a warm, funny account detailing how her dogs have shaped her life. Living alone in Manhattan, working at a so-so job, one night Klam […]

Book Review: Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Coloring and Paper Doll Activity Book


Book: Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog: A PAWsitive Coloring and Paper Doll Activity Book Author: Barbara Gail Techel; illustrations by Victoria Kay Lieffring Publisher: Joyful Paws Press, LLC DogTipper Review: Frankie the Dachshund has become a doggie celebrity, thanks to a series of children’s books penned by her human Mom, Barbara Gail Techel. After […]

Book Review: I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship


Book: I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man’s Best Friend from America’s Favorite Humorists Author: Edited by Wade Rouse Publisher: New American Library (Penguin Group (USA) Inc.) DogTipper Review: To paraphrase Vesper Lynd (in Casino Royale), “There are dog books and dog books. This is the latter.” The book’s […]

Book Review: The Dog Who Knew Too Much


Book: The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery Author: Spencer Quinn Publisher: Atria Books DogTipper Review: I’ve read all of the Chet and Bernie books and have been eagerly looking forward to the next installment. So, I was delighted to receive an advance review copy of The Dog Who Knew Too […]