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How to Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication

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Conversations with Canines

Despite the cover illustration, dogs do not play chess. But they talk: they talk with one another, they talk to their human friends and acquaintances, and they even talk with cats! Canadian academic psychologist Stanley Coren explains how much human language dogs can...
Despite the cover illustration, dogs do not play chess. But they talk: they talk with one another, they talk to their human friends and acquaintances, and they even talk with cats! Canadian academic psychologist Stanley Coren explains how much human language dogs can absorb, and describes how they use sounds, facial expressions, ears, tails, and body language to talk with each other.



¿Doggish¿ is a surprisingly complex language, so don¿t expect to become fluent by skimming the book. Coren makes things easier by including a Doggish phrasebook, but you¿ll need to study and practice¿as you would any foreign language¿before you can really understand what your dog is saying.

The book is well-written in a friendly but precise way. It¿s sprinkled with anecdotes that make it fun to read while demonstrating important points. Coren obviously understands how to use English at least as well as Doggish, easily avoiding the stilted academic style researchers can fall into.

Coren¿s understanding of his audience¿dog owners and lovers¿matches his understanding of dogs, and results is a wonderful read and a practical guide.

posted by The_Incompleat_Curmudgeon on February 17, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Very scientific

Very tiny print and an enormous amount of techinical and scientific information. I'm sure I will learn a lot but this is not exactly what I was looking for.

posted by Anonymous on February 28, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2005

    Very Helpful!

    I recently adopted an American Pit Bull Terrier and this book has helped me understand more what she's saying with her body language and miscellaneous whines, barks, etc. It's been extraordinarily helpful!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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