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The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behaviorby Bruce Fogle
Synopses & Reviews
"Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing." -R. W. F. Poole, Daily Telegraph
How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than twenty years of practical experience as a veterinary clinician with a personal knowledge and understanding of the latest international research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works.
Book News Annotation:
This informative book tells how the canine mind works. Well written, with bits of dry humor, it describes how a dog thinks and why it does what it does. Includes a section on how to train a dog to respond to simple commands such as "sit" and "stay".
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How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? Why do they suffer stress and how can it be coped with? Combining twenty years of practical experience as a veterinarian with an understanding of the latest research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works.
The Dog's Mind "Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing." —R. W. F. Poole, Daily Telegraph How do dogs perceive the world about
Includes bibliographical references (p. -201).
About the Author
Bruce Fogle, D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S, is a practicing veterinarian and lectures internationally at veterinary colleges on animal behavior. He has written several books on the behavioral problems of pets, including The Cat's Mind.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: The Anatomy and Physiology of the Dog's Mind.
Chapter One: The Genetics of the Mind.
Chapter Two: The Brain.
Chapter Three: The Senses.
Chapter Four: Hormones and the Mind.
Chapter Five: Communication.
PART TWO: The Psychology of the Dog's Mind.
Chapter Six: Early Learning — Maternal and Peer Imprinting.
Chapter Seven: Later Learning — Our Influence on the Developing Mind.
Chapter Eight: Social Behaviour — Aggression.
Chapter Nine: Social Behaviour — Eating, Exploring, Eliminating.
Chapter Ten: Social Behaviour — Fears, Phobias, Excitement.
Chapter Eleven: Social Behaviour — Pack, Sex, Maternal Activity.
Chapter Twelve: Breed Differences in Behaviour.
Chapter Thirteen: The Mind of the Ill and the Elderly.
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