A desperate dog trainer is able to exchange psychic identity with his animals in a plan that flares into exotic violence.
In order to gain publicity and attract business to their failing operation, kennel masters Will Hood and Hobie Hudson rob a bank courier, then offer their dogs to scour the crime scene and track the stolen bonds.
Their elaborate recovery scheme begins to unravel when an intrusive old woman disrupts and confounds its delicate balance, and when she bonds with one of his dogs, Will Hood must get rid of her.
As the police discover elements of the plot and come to suspect the truth , Hood takes violent steps to protect his interests. It is here that he finds a savage dog whose mind he cannot enter and a person whose gifts of transference are greater than his own.
Dogman is a story of human failing and retribution, and of the fatal consequences of blind striving.