How Dogs Think: Understanding the Canine Mind

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An upbeat, provocative exploration of canine thought and feeling draws on current scientific research to offer readers insight into how to solve problems through a better understanding of dog behavior, addressing such topics as the canine ability to understand human language and a dog's capacity for ESP. 50,000 first printing.

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"The thinking dog owner’s guide to everything they ever wanted to know about their dog. Truths expanded, myths exposed, common sense prevailing, Dr. Coren tells it the way it is. Two dew claws up for this excellent book."
--Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, DVA, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University; author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much and If Only They Could Speak

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Friendly, authoritative and firmly grounded in scientific evidence, Coren’s survey of canine biology and psychology will give readers a new appreciation of humankind’s best animal friend. A psychologist and dog expert, Coren has an amused sort of enthusiasm for all things doggish; he likes both funny stories about pooches and serious research that logically explains their behavior. The combination will be familiar to fans of his previous bestsellers, The Intelligence of Dogs and How to Speak Dog, and it works just as well in this new volume. Chapters like "I Sniff, Therefore I Am" and "The Wrinkled Mind" teach readers what makes the canine nose so incredibly sensitive, why dogs have special taste buds that are sensitized to water, what’s the difference between long and short growls, and why dogs like to sniff people in embarrassing spots. Dogs feel pain in similar ways to humans, Coren explains, but most cases of "dog ESP" or telepathy can be traced to sensitive hearing—or to humans’ desire to believe in doggy ESP. In a chapter on genetics, he shows how anxiety disorder can be passed from mom to litter. Other chapters cover breeding and training, and the book concludes with a complex examination of the science and philosophy of canine consciousness. Coren doesn’t dumb anything down but manages to make scientific information easy to understand—and he scatters practical tips for handling dogs at home throughout the text. This entertaining, well-researched book will please dog lovers of every stripe.
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