Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know

Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know

by Stanley Coren
     
 

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In a conversational Q&A format, a leading dog expert answers the most commonly asked questions about how dogs think and act.

Do dogs dream? Can they recognize themselves in the mirror or understand what they’re seeing on television? Are they more intelligent than cats? People have a great curiosity—and many misunderstandings—about how dogs

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In a conversational Q&A format, a leading dog expert answers the most commonly asked questions about how dogs think and act.

Do dogs dream? Can they recognize themselves in the mirror or understand what they’re seeing on television? Are they more intelligent than cats? People have a great curiosity—and many misunderstandings—about how dogs think, act, and perceive the world. They also wonder about the social and emotional lives of dogs. Stanley Coren brings decades of scientific research on dogs to bear in his unprecedented foray into the inner lives of our canine companions, dispelling many common myths in the process. In a conversational Q&A format with illustrations, Coren answers approximately 75 questions often asked of him during his nearly fifty-year career as a dog researcher, combining the authority of an expert with the engaging delivery of a guest at a cocktail party.

Editorial Reviews

Globe & Mail
“This book is bound to be your best friend. Okay, maybe second best.”
Globe and Mail
“This book is bound to be your best friend. Okay, maybe second best.”
Library Journal
This book is like a toy poodle: it packs a lot of energy in a little package. Throughout his long career as a researcher, professor, writer, and dog trainer, Coren (psychology, emeritus, Univ. of British Columbia; Born To Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog) has been asked the same questions many times. Here, he answers them in 72 short chapters. Queries range from dogs' anatomy and physiology (e.g., "Why do dogs' eyes glow in the dark?") to their emotions (e.g., "Do dogs feel jealousy and envy?") to unusual habits (e.g., "Why do dogs roll in garbage?"). Coren also includes chapters on the principles and methods of positive dog training. He writes in a conversational style, basing his answers on the latest scientific research while avoiding jargon, which makes this book informative for veteran and novice dog owners alike. VERDICT Dog lovers, students of animal behavior, and those who enjoyed Coren's many other books or Alexandra Horowitz's Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know will demand this title. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/12.]—Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393083880
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
422,545
File size:
9 MB

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