What's in the treat pouch?

  • Join from anywhere

    Dog-Nerd Book Club is accessible to anyone in the world! You can jump in anytime to catch up on the discussion and the recorded calls.

  • A new book every month

    Every month a new book will be chosen and discussed. For longer books, the discussion window may be extended.

  • Live discussion every month

    On the last Tuesday of every month, we will meet live via web-conferencing software, where we will have an opportunity to discuss with the rest of the group.

  • Pay What You Can

    This book club is PWYC and there is no minimum. Any donation allows us to cover costs (website hosting, webinar hosting, admin time) and is greatly appreciated but certainly not required.

  • Members-Only Benefits

    Members-only discounts on books, courses, classes, webinars, and more! Freebies and draws for prizes, too!

  • Interviews with the Author

    Members can attend live events like "Interview with the Author" for some books

Pay What You Can

This book club is PWYC and there is no minimum.

Any donation allows us to cover costs (website hosting, webinar hosting, admin time) and is greatly appreciated but certainly not required.

All dog-nerds are welcome regardless of fees paid.

Moderator & Host

  • Caryn Liles

    Owner & Founder, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional, Family Paws Parent Educator

    Caryn Liles

    Caryn speaks from the heart, injecting humour and compassion into all her work. She strives to inspire pet owners and pet professionals to take an active role in learning the language of animals and teaching them appropriate behaviours through humane and science-based training. Drawing on years of experience in the corporate world, she shares a wealth of knowledge in communication, technology, and leadership. Having studied languages, human resources, finance, and psychology, Caryn brings a well-rounded and creative perspective to the table when working with clients both human and canine. As a lifelong learner, she earns continuing education credits each year, ensuring that she is up to date with her skills and knowledge. Caryn has trained dogs, cats, horses, chickens, a rat and even a goldfish. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds and other misunderstood breeds, and three-legged dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to pay?

    This book club is PWYC and there is no minimum. Any donation allows us to cover costs (website hosting, webinar hosting, admin time) and is greatly appreciated but certainly not required.
    All dog-nerds are welcome regardless of fees paid.
    You can choose to pay one month and change your subscription the next month, paying what you can, when you can.
    Of course, keep in mind that fees are non-refundable!

  • When does Dog-Nerd Book Club meet?

    We meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 8:30pm EST via Zoom - web-conferencing software. However, the online discussion never ends!
    Everyone will have the choice to talk live or remain muted. A moderator will guide the discussion to keep us on track and ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate.

  • Can I bring a friend?

    YES! Please do. The more, the merrier.

  • Do I HAVE to participate in the live conversation?

    No! There is no pressure or force here. You invest whatever time you want and participate however you would like.

  • I live in a different time zone and can't make the calls. How can I participate?

    If your time-zone is significantly different from Eastern Time UTC -5:00 / -4:00, please let us know and we will do our best to arrange for a secondary live conversation to take place that can accommodate!

    The more demand we have, the more likely we are to add more options, so invite your friends!

Interested in Sponsorship?

We gladly accept sponsorships from local and individuals and organisations worldwide, who share in our love of dogs, books, positive reinforcement, and science.

Email us and let us know what you feel you can offer!