Thursday, April 7, 2016

Most Popular DogEvals Blogs!

The Top Five Blogs (reviews) on DogEvals!

DogEvals was born about four years ago (to post my columns from the Maryland online newspapers) and tries to cover "everything dog," as in EverythingDogBlog (one and the same).

One fun fact is that our book reviews are read every day even if they are old reviews from last year or the year before. For example, I was flabbergasted to discover that the review about one particular dog movie keeps getting hits - until I realized that the movie stars Richard Gere and, therefore, people are probably still Googling him!

DogEvals book reviews may be read forever because so many of the books are a few years old by the time we get around to reading them (we call those, classics), although we often review new books as they are sent to us by publishers.

So, here are "The Top Five, Most-Read DogEvals Blogs"!

5. Facing Farewell* by Julie Reck, DVM, a book to help you decide when it is time to say goodbye to your best friend. This is on DogEvals Top Ten Books of all time! (reviewed 24 Feb 2014)

Tied for 4th place
The DVD Rocket Recall: If You Build It, They Will Come* with Lisa and Brad Waggoner who teach you how to get your dog to Come (reviewed 1 Mar 2016), and, surprisingly,
Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives by Jane Miller, MSW, a book about psychiatric service dogs and positive training (reviewed 2 Jul 2014)

3. Three Loyal Dogs: Hachi, Shep and Greyfriar's Bobby - three books and the Richard Gere movie about the ever-faithful dog Hachi, two books about the ever-faithful dog Shep, and one book about the most famous ever-faithful dog, Greyfriar's Bobby. (Blog date is 1 Jul 2013)

2. Number Two surprised me, too - Woof (reviewed 29 may 2015), a children's mystery by that wonderful author of the Chet and Bernie series, Spencer Quinn.  His new book out for kids is Arf.

1. And, Number One does not surprise me at all. It is well-deserved and is also the recipient of a 2015 Dog Writer's Association of America award, the DVD Puppy Culture* by Jane Killion. (I am surprised that DogEvals doesn't have more hits for Killion's puppy exercise pamphlet, Puppy Fitness that Fits the Puppy: Age Appropriate Exercise Guidelines*.)

DogEvals will tabulate these again next year to see if there are any new favorites!

*Available at