I got a book out the library recently which I think you might enjoy. I was looking for ideas to stimulate my own writing and I found Talk to Your Dog, How to Communicate with Your Pet by Susie Green.
I loved the mix of subjects that Susie covers. It has a really good range of topics that piqued my curiosity and encouraged me to want to know more. There's the usual 'origins of the dog', followed by information on various breeds. The book shows its age a bit because Susie makes no mention of cockerpoos or labradoodles, but despite that I'm sure you will still get a lot out of the book.
Susie shares ideas on how to understand your dog, and an introduction to things like body language and our dogs' subtle senses. There's a chapter with practical information on how to use massage and Ttouch, with references to more in-depth publications on those subjects. She is writing as a dog lover. 'Talk to your dog' references Rupert Sheldrake's work on telepathic nature of dogs. She also mentions other work in this field, with more references.
Her writing is straightforward, with interesting anecdotes. Talk to Your Dog includes activities for you to try out: is your dog telepathic?; is your dog self-aware? Is your dog a music lover?
I really appreciated the final chapter.. The heading of chapter 7 is 'How your dog helps and heals you'. Anubis himself even gets a mention.
If you get a chance to check the book out yourself, let me know what you think 🙂