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Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

This is the best dog book ever!

The Inside of a Dog is very true to its title. I could not put it down at night, partially because my black labrador sleeps diagonally between my husband and I. If you are a dog lover, this book will forever change how you look at your dog. It gives you the inside scoop...
The Inside of a Dog is very true to its title. I could not put it down at night, partially because my black labrador sleeps diagonally between my husband and I. If you are a dog lover, this book will forever change how you look at your dog. It gives you the inside scoop about why your dog enjoys smelling everything. There are suggestions in the book about simple things that will make your dog happy, which really work.

The book shows how the dog has evolved into our common house dog, and what makes the dog the canine he is.

posted by KatrineHB on May 16, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

39 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Dull and pretentious

I too got sucked in by the "New York Times Bestseller" billing. I could not get through more than 35 pages. The prelude started ok enough, but then the author felt the need to spend 2 pages expaining why she uses the term "the dog" and what she means by it. You get t...
I too got sucked in by the "New York Times Bestseller" billing. I could not get through more than 35 pages. The prelude started ok enough, but then the author felt the need to spend 2 pages expaining why she uses the term "the dog" and what she means by it. You get the point after a paragraph, but it goes on. And on. The whole thing comes across to me as a pretentious mess. I have a PhD of my own, and when I pick up a book to read for leisure I expect to have an enjoyable read, not a book that is exponentially longer than it needs to be because of the use of extremely long-winded explanations of the author's opinions and unnecessary "$100 words" Case in point, and there are many: page 15- "Anthropomorphisms are not inherently odious." It reminds me of a gathering of stuffed-shirt university professors who feel the need to show their intelligence and superiority by out-wording each other. The author's dog must be glad he doesn't understand English.

posted by 4825654 on September 30, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Great read!

    Boring at first but after a while I was really into it, and finished it quickly. Great book for those who somewhat know the anatomy of dogs since the author uses a lot of that. Overall, it helped me understand my dogs better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Fred

    This is not boring u guys are probly just cat lovers i love this book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    it's interesting!

    Maybe my expectations were too high. I found this book good, but not as good as I thought it would be. I don't have a dog. But, I'm certainly curious about them! In this book, are lots of interesting things that I didn't know before. What was missing, you ask? Lift off. It didn't set me on fire, but it's interesting!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Hope to get some new insights....

    I just bought this book in paperback. As others said, it is quite wordy and repetitive and I've only read up to the end of the first chapter!! However, I sort of expect this as it is scientifically based. I'll read what I want to get out of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2011

    really good

    full of facts and science! not emotional but real. i love this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

    not a training guide

    Some surprising observations are in thes book. The writing stalled me at first but then the doggy factoids were so eyeopening I read it to the end. Dogbrain, how enlightening! Anyone who owns a dog can relate to something inside.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    very insightful.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2010

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    wow

    I thought this book was fantastic! I am surprised by the other ratings. I learned so much!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 21, 2014

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    Posted October 14, 2014

    DEDE

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  • Posted August 23, 2014

    A Must Read For Dog Lovers!

    This is one of the most comprehensive books that I have read about how dogs experience our world. It told me alot about how the see, hear and smell. A real eye opener for the humans they let live with them! Very thought provoking when the reader starts to consider how our species "assumes" how other species interpret our world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Free ipad

    Kiss your hand three times and post this to three diffrent books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Jacob

    I am here...

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    Posted August 1, 2014

    To free ipad

    No onw is stupid to do that

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    To dede

    Do you have a phone or a computer if u do look me up kaimi troy because all the people at school say im ugly so pls can u tell me if im ugly or good looking also ar u still on

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Club

    To join the clud say what age you are and go to the fourth book on this page and write a story

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    Posted July 5, 2014

    Aqua dragon town

    It is underwater and the houses are made out of giant saphires. A stone platform was smoothed out from a jutting rock and a white aquatic-dragon statue stood on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Nice

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    Posted June 8, 2014

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    Posted May 16, 2014

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