Dog sense : how the new science of dog behavior can make you a better friend to your pet / John Bradshaw
Book | Basic Books | 2011

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xxiv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs"--Provided by publisher.
Where dogs came from -- How wolves became dogs -- Why dogs were-- unfortunately-- turned back into wolves -- Sticks or carrots? The science of dog training -- How puppies become pets -- Does your dog love you? -- Canine brainpower -- Emotional (un)sophistication -- A world of smells -- Problems with pedigrees -- Dogs and the future.
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