Doggie Language a book review

Doggie Language – A book review

One of my plans when starting this blog was not only to make it about pet photography, but to make it a resource about everything dogs and pets, with reviews, chat and news as well as the photography aspect.

Who doesn’t love a book

So with that in mind, here is my first review. This one is about a book (I love reading) all about the body language of dogs. Sadly due to copyrights I can’t use screenshots of the pages from the book.

This book, if you haven’t guessed, is Doggie Language, by Lili Chin. Lili is an artist best known for her dog related artworks. Her dogs of the world poster series was a viral hit. She also creates infographics for vets, dog trainers, and other welfare groups who advocate for humane animal training methods.  

Many of the books about the body language of dogs can be hard going and difficult to understand. A lot of the time this is by them being too “wordy”.  Lili gets over that with her really awesome illustrations (no surprise there with her background). These make the book easy to understand, because the illustrations emphasise the particular aspect that is being discussed. This differs from photos where the body language can often be difficult to see, especially for those just starting out with the learning.

Perfect for all the family to read, from kids to grandparents

Divided into really useful sections covering all the different ways that our dogs “talk” to us. Eyes, tails, posture, mouth…. You get the idea. This makes it easy to find the actions that our dogs are using, and what it is they are trying to tell us. It’s also not a big book, it covers a lot of information in the space of 170 ish pages.

The more we understand our dogs and what they are telling us, the happier and more content their lives are. This book is the perfect way for everyone from kids to grandparents, to learn the most important language for any dog guardian to know. If you are a family who has just had dog join you, then this book is a fantastic resource for you all. In fact it could even make for a good bedtime story so you kids can understand their new best friend a lot better. If you are an adult, it will help you no end to understand the language of your pup.


Personally I found it an invaluable resource for my pet photography, where it is so important for me to understand what different breeds are trying to tell me.

Do I recommend this book?

That’s a big fat yes and it gets #TheBeardyTog five bone rating 🦴🦴🦴🦴🦴

If you want to buy a copy, the button below is a link to the Amazon page.