Alpen Books Merle's Door

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Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert. Merle was about ten months old, surviving on his own, and looking for a human to hang his heart on. Ted was forty-one, liked to write about animals, and had been searching for a pup whom he could shape into a companion. The training went both ways. Ted showed Merle how to live around wildlife, and Merle reshaped Ted's ideas about the complexity of a dog's mind, showing him how a dog's intelligence could be expanded by allowing it to make more of its own decisions.

Acting as Merle's translator, and using Merle's life and lessons as a door into the world of dogs, Ted takes us on the journey they shared. He explores why the dog-human bond is so intense and how people and dogs communicate so readily with each other. He also uses the latest wolf research - showing that wolves treat maturing pups as partners rather than as subordinates - to explain how sharing leadership with your dog, rather than being its alpha, can help to create a healthier, more self-reliant, and better-socialized companion.

Funny, fascinating, and tender, Merle's Door is a moving love story that reveals how the partnership between dogs and humans can become far more than we have imagined.


  • ISBN - 9780156034500
  • Year - 2007
  • Soul mates
  • Binding - Paper
  • Adventure
  • Best friends
  • Merle was all those and more
  • Pages - 416
  • Author - Ted Kerasote
  • Heartwarming
  • See why this is a perennial Campmor Retail Store bestseller
  • Publisher - Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
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