Synopses & Reviews
Bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren presents the most informative, in-depth, fascinating book yet on dogs.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren presents the most informative, in-depth, fascinating book yet on dogs. Acclaimed for its solid scientific research and entertaining, eminently readable style, andlt;iandgt;How Dogs Thinkandlt;/iandgt; gives you the insight that you need to understand the silly, quirky, and apparently irrational behaviors that dogs demonstrate, as well as those stunning flashes of brilliance and creativity that they also can display. It lets you see through a dogand#8217;s eyes, hear through his ears, and even sense the world through his nose, as Coren presents a fascinatand#173;ing picture of the way dogs interpret their world and their human companions, and of how they solve problems, learn, and take in new information.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;How Dogs Thinkandlt;/iandgt; also answers questions about our canine companions that have puzzled many: Can dogs count? Do they have an appreciation of art or music? Can a dog learn how to do something just by watching another dog or even a person do it? Do dogs dream? What is the nature of dog personality? Which behaviors are prewired into your dog, and which can you actually change? And, can dogs actually sense future earthquakes or detect cancer?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;With sound behavioral science and numerous funny, informative anecdotes, experiments, and firsthand observations, andlt;iandgt;How Dogs Thinkandlt;/iandgt; shatters many common myths and misconcepand#173;tions about our four-legged friends and reveals a wealth of surprises about their mental abilities and potential. It will make you love and appreciate all dogsand#8212;including your ownand#8212;in wonderand#173;ful new ways.
"With a sharp-eyed analysis and wry wit, [Coren] meticulously examines the species' capabilities in a four-star toolbox fully equipped to help you better interpret Fido."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;Iandgt;The Seattle Timesandlt;/Iandgt;
"Meticulously researched, highly readable, and essential for anyone who loves and lives with a dog."andlt;BRandgt; -- Jon Katz, author of andlt;Iandgt;A Dog Yearandlt;/Iandgt;
"The thinking dog owner's guide to everything they ever wanted to know about their dog. Truths expanded, myths exposed, common sense prevailing, Dr. Coren tells it the way it is. Two dew claws up for this excellent book."andlt;BRandgt; -- Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, DVA, author of andlt;Iandgt;The Dog Who Loved Too Muchandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;If Only They Could Speakandlt;/Iandgt;
"Coren's love for dogs shines like a beacon throughout this thoughtful and fascinating exploration of the mind of a dog."andlt;BRandgt; -- Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., author of andlt;Iandgt;The Other End of the Leashandlt;/Iandgt;
Bestselling author, psychologist, and canine expert Stanley Coren's fascinating and authoritative look at the mental powers of dogs.
The bestselling author of "The Intelligence of Dogs" and "How to Speak Dog" now takes a spirited look at how dogs really think and feel, and offers great advice for how their humans can comprehend them better.
About the Author
Stanley Coren, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, is a recognized expert on dog-human interaction who has appeared on Dateline; The Oprah Winfrey Show; Good Morning, America; 20/20; Larry King Live; and many other TV and radio programs. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a beagle, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and a Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever, as well as his wife and her cat.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Mind of a Dog
Chapter 2: Getting Information into the Mind
Chapter 3: Playing Life by Ear
Chapter 4: I Sniff, Therefore I Am
Chapter 5: A Matter of Taste
Chapter 6: In Touch with the World
Chapter 7: A Canine Sixth Sense?
Chapter 8: The Preprogrammed Dog
Chapter 9: Early Learning
Chapter 10: The Personality of Dogs
Chapter 11: Emotional Learning
Chapter 12: Skill Learning
Chapter 13: The Social Secret of Learning
Chapter 14: Artists or Scientists?
Chapter 15: The Wrinkled Mind
Chapter 16: Canine Consciousness