Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

by John W. Pilley Jr., Hilary Hinzmann
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Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words by John W. Pilley Jr., Hilary Hinzmann

A New York Times Bestseller

"The most scientifically important dog in over a century." —Brian Hare


Chaser has fascinated dog lovers and scientists alike. Her story reveals the potential for taking out dialogue with dogs well beyond "fetch." When retired psychology professor John Pilley first got his new Border collie puppy, Chaser, he wanted to explore the boundaries of language learning and communication between humans and man's best friend. Exhibiting intelligence previously thought impossible in dogs, Chaser soon learned the names of more than a thousand toys and sentences with multiple elements of grammar. Chaser's accomplishments are revolutionizing the way we think about the intelligence of animals. John and Chaser's inspiring journey demonstrates the power of learning through play and opens our eyes to the boundless potential in the animals we love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544102439
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 204,754
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

JOHN W. PILLEY is an emeritus professor of psychology at Wofford College. He has been working with Chaser since 2004 and has published the findings from their work in the journal Behavioural Processes.

Hilary Hinzmann is a freelance editor and writer based in New York City.

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Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is about an absolutely amazing and intelligent border collie who has a seemingly limitless ability to acquire human understanding of language and an equally dedicated teacher (Professor John W. Pillley) who has patiently brought out the amazing abilities of his faithful  and lovable companion, Chaser.  I should say teachers because his wife Sally also  gave important and continual assistance to the training of Chaser.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago