Companion Animal Psychology Book Club October 2020

"Canine Enrichment is a deep dive into what dogs really need and how we can provide it." -- Dr. Patricia McConnell.

Companion Animal Psychology Book Club October 2020


By Zazie Todd, PhD

The month, the Animal Book Club is reading Canine Enrichment for the Real World: Making It a Part of Your Dog’s Daily Life by Allie Bender and Emily Strong. This page contains affiliate links.

From the book's description:

"In the world of dogs, there is now more awareness than ever of the need to provide enrichment, especially in shelters. But what exactly is enrichment? The concept is pretty straightforward: learn what your dog’s needs are, and then structure an environment and routine that allows the dog to engage in behaviors they find enriching. To truly enrich your dog’s life, you should offer them opportunities to engage in natural or instinctual behaviors. Aside from the limitations we have to place on a dog in today’s modern, busy world, the biggest constraint to enriching your dog’s life is your imagination!"

This and all of the book choices (and more!) are available in my Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/animalbookclub

To join the book club, ask to join on Facebook and be sure to answer both of the questions. Members are expected to read and comment on at least 7 of the 10 books each year. If you prefer more general chit chat about animal books without a commitment to read and comment each month, you may prefer the Animal Books Facebook group. If you want to join, please do so as yourself, not as your Facebook page (even if you are an author).

P.S. You can get 10% off all Companion Animal Psychology merch with this link until midnight PT tonight (Sunday). A portion of all proceeds goes to the BC SPCA Maple Ridge.


Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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