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The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Coren, Stanley (Author)

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ISBN: 0743280873     ISBN-13: 9780743280877
Publisher: Free Press
OUR PRICE: $16.99  

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Published: December 2005
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Annotation: How well to dogs understand language? Why can't Rover read? Can you teach on old dog new tricks? How smart is your dog? Psychologist Stanley Coren answers these questions and more in this enlightening resource for dog owners, potential dog owners, and anyone who loves a good dog story. In the best-selling tradition of "The Hidden Life Of Dogs and featured in national media from "USA Today and "Newsweek to "Charlie Rose" and "Dateline NBC," "The Intelligence Of Dogs is an absorbing read that combines heroic stories of dogs with the latest scientific and psychological information and sections on how to: Choose a family dog. Read your dog's body language. Test your dog's smarts. Understand the sophisticated language of the bark. Tailor a training program for best results. And so much more.
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BISAC Categories:
- Pets | Dogs - General
- Nature | Reference
- Pets | Reference
Dewey: 636.708
LCCN: 2005052198
Physical Information: 0.78" H x 6.06" W x 9.06" (1.08 lbs) 320 pages
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
 
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How Smart Is Your Dog?

If you've ever wondered what is really going on inside your dog's head, here is your chance to find out. In this revised and updated version of this perennially popular book, psychologist and prizewinning trainer Stanley Coren provides a startling view of the intelligence of our oldest and closest animal companions.

Do dogs really think? Are they conscious in the same way humans are? What is the nature of canine memory? Can dogs communicate with us -- and, if so, how can we understand them? Do they have feelings such as guilt, loyalty, and jealousy? Do they experience joy and sorrow?

Drawing on scientific research that has stood the test of the past decade, interviews with top breeders and trainers, and his own personal observations as a lifelong dog lover, Stanley Coren speculates on these and many other fascinating questions about man's best friend. He offers practical tips on how to evaluate your dog's body language and understand the sophisticated "language" of a dog's bark, and how to tailor a training program to suit your dog's special needs. Here, too, are the famous, controversial lists and rankings of more than 100 breeds for obedience and working intelligence, as well as for specialized tasks such as hunting, home security, and companionship.

Rich in wit, wisdom, and anecdote, "The Intelligence of Dogs" is a book that will bring you a greater understanding and enjoyment of the habits, antics, and abilities of your dog.


Contributor Bio(s): Coren, Stanley: - Stanley Coren an international authority on sidedness, is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (2010), among other books.
 
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