Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
" 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.
Their Journey is part adventure, part love story, and part insightful explanation of how sharing leadership with your dog will make him a better best friend."
Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: Mariner Books