For the Love of Dog: The Ultimate Relationship Guide—Observations, lessons, and wisdom to better understand our canine companions (Hardcover)

For the Love of Dog: The Ultimate Relationship Guide—Observations, lessons, and wisdom to better understand our canine companions By Pilley Bianchi, Calum Heath (Illustrator), Marc Bekoff (Foreword by) Cover Image

For the Love of Dog: The Ultimate Relationship Guide—Observations, lessons, and wisdom to better understand our canine companions (Hardcover)

By Pilley Bianchi, Calum Heath (Illustrator), Marc Bekoff (Foreword by)

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"For the Love of Dog will help you answer a most important question—'What is it like to be a dog?'—and show you how to enrich your dog's life."
Marc Bekoff, PhD, author of Dogs Demystified
 
"… an illustrative, whimsical journey to better understand the dogs we love, or even just the dogs who wag past us on the sidewalkFor the Love of Dog … will forever change the way you look at your four-legged friends."
—Maria Goodavage, New York Times best-selling author of Top Dog

A visual celebration and exploration of the connection between dogs and humans.

Pilley Bianchi pens a love letter to dogs and dog ownership through observations, lessons, and wisdom gained from her family dog Chaser, the popular subject of her father John W. Pilley's New York Times best-selling book Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words. Chaser was dubbed "the smartest dog in the world" before crossing the rainbow bridge in 2019. New Yorker and New York Times illustrator Calum Heath's charming black-and-white illustrations throughout add a unique graphic style to this gifty package, making it an irresistible volume for anyone devoted to dogs.

For the Love of Dog takes the reader on a journey of all things dog, with chapters that cover the history of dogs and how breeds developed from wolves, dog philosophy (i.e., What if we were to look at each other as if through the eyes of a dog, with the same capacity for enthusiasm and appreciation of others?), tips and tricks for good dog behavior compliments of Chaser, how dogs elevated to their current status as human's best friend, and much more.

Filled with practical advice and insightful knowledge, this lively illustrated volume teaches us how to better understand our dogs and forge a deeper bond with them.

Pilley Bianchi is the youngest daughter of John W. Pilley and has been involved in her father's work with Chaser as a producer, co-trainer, writer, and media consultant. She has had an extensive career in the music industry for thirty years and as a featured on-air talent for MTV's Ace Award show Turn It Up! and Denis Leary's series Spotlight Café, co-writing both theme songs. She lives in New York City. 

Illustrator Calum Heath's captivating artwork has been commissioned by a variety of internationally recognized clients, including the Washington Post, Bloomberg, the Guardian, the New York Times, VICE, WIRED, Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Penguin Random House, and the New Yorker, among other outlets. He is a devoted dad to a rescued Spanish Podenco. He lives in Oxford, England.
Product Details ISBN: 9781797223308
ISBN-10: 1797223305
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
“This delightfully illustrated book written by Pilley Bianchi brilliantly captures the absolute joy and love dogs willingly share with us. There are so many timely and spot-on nuggets of knowledge in this book that you will want to read it over and over again."
—Annie Phenix, author, certified dog behaviorist, member of The Pet Professional Guild

“All dog lovers will adore this book.”
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human

"...a charming account of the journey dog and man have made together and why we should follow in their steps."

-Clive Wynne, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You


"I couldn't stop turning the pages of For the Love of Dog, marveling at Bianchi's unique perspective on how people and dogs communicate. I've read pretty much every human-canine book from the past decade and thought I had heard it all-so was blown away to discover a whole new way of thinking and feeling about our relationship with dogs. I learned something that transformed my perspective on every page of this gorgeously illustrated book. For the Love of Dog will enhance anybody's joy and appreciation of their own pooch. This book is truly a game-changer."

-Tracie Hotchner, pet wellness advocate, author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know, and host of NPR's Dog Talk


"For the Love of Dog will guide you to build the kind of joyful bond with your dog that [the author's father] John built with [their family dog] Chaser -- to their mutual benefit, as John often said, 'Don't be surprised if you and your dog both make leaps in creative problem solving!'"

-Hilary Hinzmann, co-author of Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words


"For the Love of Dog is filled with joy, wonder, and humor. It's a wonderfully illustrated and written ode to the canine/human bond and how that unique bond both expands our horizons and keeps us living fully in the moment. Author Pilley Bianchi combines science, history, myth-and great practical training advice that focuses on respect for, and appreciation of our best friends. And her love for her father, John Pilley, and his brilliant dog Chaser shines through every page. Calum Heath's illustrations capture the essence of dogs and their people with every ink stroke. I absolutely adored For the Love of Dog."

-Cat Warren, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dog Knows


"All dog lovers will adore this book."

-Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human


"...a wonderful, unique work written by a person who has a deep feeling towards our four-legged friends. For the Love of Dog is simply amazing!"

-Giovanni Padrone, canine historian and author of Origins: In Search of Ancient Dog Breeds, First Volume From Prehistory to Ancient Greece and RomaCanes Mundi, Second Volume of Origins: In Search of Ancient Dog Breeds


"...a charming account of the journey dog and man have made together and why we should follow in their steps."

-Clive Wynne, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You


"A delightfully refreshing, forward-thinking take on dogs and our shared lives. Punctuated with marvellously descriptive illustrations, For the Love of Dog brings alive the uniqueness of the dog-human family…Pilley's message is clear throughout. Dogs really do want to learn, communicate, and connect with us. It shows us we can do so much more for our canine friends. It is clearly our privilege to know them."

-Karen Wild, CCAB certificated clinical animal behaviorist and author of Being a Dog, What your Dog Wants, and 21 Days to the Perfect Dog


"For the Love of Dog offers all sorts of surprises, revealing what dogs are truly all about, starting here: What's it really like to be a dog? Dogs are as complex and individual as humans, with emotions which run the gamut similar to our own…no one has forced humans to share our lives with dogs for thousands of years; humans make that choice for a reason, the benefit dogs offer is incalculable."

-Steve Dale, CABC certified animal behavior consultant, host of Steve Dale's Pet World, contributing editor Decoding Your Dog, and board of directors, Human Animal Bond Association


"In For the Love of Dog, Pilley Bianchi has now given us a field guide to this singularly important relationship between [her father] John Pilley and [their family dog] Chaser, and added her own deep insights and timeless connections. She was there, as daughter and collaborator. And now she has unleashed what she learned. If we play along, we might discover something profound and change the world."

-John Lane, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies, Wofford College and author of Coyote Settles the South


"For the Love of Dog will guide you to build the kind of joyful bond with your dog that [the author's father] John built with [their family dog] Chaser -- to their mutual benefit, as John often said, 'Don't be surprised if you and your dog both make leaps in creative problem solving!'"

-Hilary Hinzmann, co-author of Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words


"For the Love of Dog begins and ends as a beautiful love story about two souls who were made for each other, and who managed to accomplish extraordinary feats together. The in-between demonstrates how we can do the same. The most heartwarming, illustrative, and informative tale you will read this year-all the more incredible because it happens to be true."

-Dr. Brian Hare, New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Dogs and Professor of psychology and neuroscience, Duke University


"For the Love of Dog is easily the most valuable relationship guide on the market. Nestled within its charming, easily read pages is everything you need to know about living with, and loving, a dog. This is a book well worth reading…again and again."

-Jennifer Arnold, Founder/Executive Director of Canine Assistants, Inc. and New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog's Eyes, In a Dog's Heart, and Love is All You Need


"For the Love of Dog is filled with joy, wonder, and humor. It's a wonderfully illustrated and written ode to the canine/human bond and how that unique bond both expands our horizons and keeps us living fully in the moment. Author Pilley Bianchi combines science, history, myth-and great practical training advice that focuses on respect for, and appreciation of our best friends. And her love for her father, John Pilley, and his brilliant dog Chaser shines through every page. Calum Heath's illustrations capture the essence of dogs and their people with every ink stroke. I absolutely adored For the Love of Dog."

-Cat Warren, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dog Knows


"This delightfully illustrated book written by Pilley Bianchi brilliantly captures the absolute joy and love dogs willingly share with us. There are so many timely and spot-on nuggets of knowledge in this book that you will want to read it over and over again."

-Annie Phenix, author, certified dog behaviorist, member of The Pet Professional Guild


"Pilley Bianchi and Calum Heath have taken us by the hand on an illustrative, whimsical journey to better understand the dogs we love, or even just the dogs who wag past us on the sidewalk. For the Love of Dog is a joyful romp into the world of dogs, with a bright and original perspective - much of it based in science - that will forever change the way you look at your four-legged friends. For dog lovers or human lovers, this is the ultimate guide to any positive relationship."

-Maria Goodavage, New York Times bestselling author of Top Dog, Secret Service Dogs, Soldier Dogs, and Doctor Dogs


"For the Love of Dog will help you answer a most important question-'What is it like to be a dog?'-and show you how to enrich your dog's life."

-MarcBekoff, PhD, author of Dogs Demystified


"This delightfully illustrated book written by Pilley Bianchi brilliantly captures the absolute joy and love dogs willingly share with us. There are so many timely and spot-on nuggets of knowledge in this book that you will want to read it over and over again."

-Annie Phenix, author, certified dog behaviorist, member of The Pet Professional Guild



“...a charming account of the journey dog and man have made together and why we should follow in their steps.”
—Clive Wynne, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You

“For the Love of Dog will guide you to build the kind of joyful bond with your dog that [the author’s father] John built with [their family dog] Chaser -- to their mutual benefit, as John often said, ‘Don't be surprised if you and your dog both make leaps in creative problem solving!’”
—Hilary Hinzmann, co-author of Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

“For the Love of Dog is filled with joy, wonder, and humor. It’s a wonderfully illustrated and written ode to the canine/human bond and how that unique bond both expands our horizons and keeps us living fully in the moment. Author Pilley Bianchi combines science, history, myth—and great practical training advice that focuses on respect for, and appreciation of our best friends. And her love for her father, John Pilley, and his brilliant dog Chaser shines through every page. Calum Heath’s illustrations capture the essence of dogs and their people with every ink stroke. I absolutely adored For the Love of Dog.”
—Cat Warren, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dog Knows