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Now including a wonderful new photo insert chronicling Merle’s life, this national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if they were free? Would they stay with their human friends?

Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert— Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company. As their bond grew, Ted taught Merle how to live around wildlife, and Merle taught Ted about the benefits of letting a dog make his own decisions.

Using the latest in wolf research and exploring issues of animal consciousness and leadership and the origins of the human-dog relationship, Ted Kerasote takes us on the journey he and Merle shared. As much a love story as a story of independence and partnership, Merle’s Door is tender, funny, and ultimately illuminating.


Merle's Door
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Fabulous Read
September 7th, 2015
Anyone who loves their dog has to read this. Such insight and love can teach all of us. Just wonderful!
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A must read for dog lovers!
June 2nd, 2015
Ted describes in such detail, his perception of the thoughts going through Merle's head. It really does make you look at you own dogs in a different way. My dogs will live a richer life.
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Merle's Door.
January 18th, 2015
Loved it once, loved it even more twice and will probably love it even more each time I read it again!
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Wonderful book!
January 21st, 2014
Really changes the way we should pamper our best friend. I'm getting the bone for my dog now.
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