Join Hub City Bookshop in welcoming Pilley Bianchi, who grew up with the smartest dog in the world, Chaser, as her family pet! For the Love of Dog is filled with history, anecdotes, dog philosophy and more. This book is loved by Temple Grandin, John Lane and everone in between. If you love dogs, you will love this event.
"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 sidewalk. For 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 Cafe, co-writing both theme songs. She lives in New York City.