Dogologist’s top five book picks

Psychologist and dog scholar Stanley Coren picks his five top dog books for the Wall Street Journal and — wouldn’t you know it? — they’re all a bit on the wonkish side.

For the Love of a Dog
By Patricia B. McConnell
Ballantine, 2006

If Only They Could Speak

By Nicholas H. Dodman
Norton, 2002

If Dogs Could Talk
By Vilmos Csányi
North Point, 2005

Bones Would Rain From the Sky
By Suzanne Clothier
Warner, 2002

Always Faithful
By William Putney
Free Press, 2001