"This fun guide to your dog’s body language is beautifully illustrated and engagingly written. Chin’s gorgeous drawings teach different aspects of canine communication while emphasizing the importance of the full picture. The perfect gift for dog owners."
- Zazie Todd, Ph.D, CompanionAnimalPsychology.com

Doggie Language: A Dog Lover's Guide To Understanding Your Best Friend

by Lili Chin


Dogs communicate with so much more than barks and tail wags, and misreading doggie body language makes life challenging for dogs and their humans.

This small but mighty book is your perfect illustrated guide to seeing and understanding the subtle visual cues used by your beloved pup to express how they’re feeling in different situations. The more we notice and listen to what our best friends are telling us, the better chance we have of helping them feel safe and happy.

Publisher:  Summersdale Publishers (UK)/ Hachette (USA)

Available in: Hardback

ISBN: 1787837017

ISBN-13: 9781787837010

Number of pages: 128

Dimensions: 158 x 120mm 

Publication Date: October 6, 2020



Indiebound.org (your local bookstore)


Barnes & Noble

Booktopia (Australia)

Waterstones (UK)

Indigo (Canada)

KInokuniya (Asia)
Doggie Drawings (author's online shop)

Bulk discounts are available to corporations, professional associations and other organizations.

Please contact enquiries@summersdale.com or rachel@summersdale.com

About The Author


Lili Chin is an artist best known for co-creating the Warner Bros hit animated series "Mucha Lucha" and for her globally popular dog art.


Chin's dog illustrations have been used by dog trainers in books, educational programs, including in a World Health Organization dog bite prevention campaign. A partial list of prominent behaviorists, authors, and organizations that have used her dog art include Dr. Sophia Yin, Fear Free Pets, RSPCA, and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and her viral Doggie Language poster has been translated into many different languages and is used by dog rescues and shelters around the world.


Chin’s story and work have been featured on websites ranging from Dogster and The Dodo, to the American Geographical Society and Scientific American. She also manages an online shop of her stylized prints and gift products. 

She currently lives in Los Angeles with Boogie, her rescued blue-eyed Boston Terrier, and a growing collection of boardgames. 

To see more of Chin's work, please visit:  doggiedrawings.net

Lili Chin is represented by Lilly Ghahremani, Full Circle Literary.


Copyright 2020 Lili Chin