Power of the Dog: Things Your Dog Can Do That You Can't

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“They’re so human!” we emote.  But recent scientific findings point to dogs being very different than us humans.

Dogs can do many things that we can’t, including things that we’d like to do but just don’t know how to. Among them are predicting earthquakes, picking up foreign languages almost instantly, detecting cancer and low blood sugar in humans, and even sensing impending death. The latest research points to dogs being able to do all these things naturally, and with training they can perform other amazing feats—some at a level surpassing humans or high-tech equipment.

Power of the Dog relates up-to-date scientific findings in canine research and reveals how dogs perform extraordinary feats that even twenty-first century technology cannot duplicate. The fascinating stories Les Krantz offers in this volume reveal the remarkable powers of dogs, many of which we are just discovering. The anecdotal accounts in his text are accompanied by well-researched explanations by some of the world’s foremost canine behaviorists, zoologists, veterinarians, and scientists in many disciplines  who have dedicated their careers to learning how dogs do what they do...sometimes a lot better than us.

We have long known about the canine’s superior sense of smell and dogs' ability to hear what we often cannot. Scientists are finding that the dog’s enhanced sensory system explains many of its heretofore unexplained powers. But dogs also seem to possess a mysterious “sixth sense.” These mysterious powers have long puzzled animal behaviorists. Power of the Dog puts forth the latest theories of these unsolved mysteries, citing fascinating examples of how dogs achieve diverse feats, ranging from reading human emotions to sensing lingering threats to their masters to finding their way home from afar.

Whether you are a scientist, an individual who works in the veterinary field, or a dog lover, Power of the Dog will both inform you and captivate you. It is a wonderful read that you will reflect on every time a dog amazes you with its incredible powers.

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About the Author:

LES KRANTZ began his professional association with dogs on his twenty-first birthday, when he was inducted into the United States Air Force. There he received training as a veterinary technician during the Vietnam era. Since then, he has authored more than 50 books on a variety of subjects. When he’s not writing, he heads the firm Facts That Matter, Inc., of which he is founder and president. Krantz also produces documentary films for Wildwood Films, a subsidiary of his company. He lives in Lake Geneva, Wisonsin.

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"What a lovely book! Power of the Dog makes one thing clear: For every dog that looks adoringly at its master, there should be a master who looks in awe at his dog."--Janice Biniok, canine therapist and author of many books on dogs

"This book is more than just an entertaining treatise about the dog's faith, devotion, and loyalty. Power of the Dog shows us how dogs use their remarkable powers to make this world a better place."--Chris Walkowicz, AKC judge and award-winning author

"Skillfully written and thoroughly researched, Power of the Dog provides a comprehensive, dramatic, and fascinating testament to the remarkable, sometimes unbelievable, abilities of dogs."--Mary R. Burch, PH. D. , certified applied animal behaviorist

"More than just interesting and a good read. Supported by scientific research, Krantz's book fills an important niche in the information world pertaining to canine behavior."--Dr. Caroline Coile, canine researcher and author of Barron's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds

"A must read for every dog lover. I rarely find a book on dogs that provides so many new insights or brings their magical power to the surface. Power of the Dog exceeded my expectations for knowledge and entertainment."--Jack L. Stephens, DVM, author and founder/president of Pets Best Insurance

"This lovely new book is a treasure trove of useful information and heartwarming stories. Many of us have had the feeling that our dogs are trying to tell us something, and this book will help you to figure out what it is and how you can respond."--Myra Harris, RN, canine reproduction expert, and author of Puppy Intensive Care

"Everyone who has ever loved a dog will recognize their dog and themselves in this delightful book. Enlightening and well researched, Power of the Dog offers the latest theories by the experts in a fun way."--Lynn Hoover, principle for Dog Quirks, LLC, and author of The Family in Dog Behavior Consulting

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