My copy of this book is filled with notes and is bristling with post it notes. This is an amazing book which explains how most people actually encourage misbehavior in their dogs due to the different ways we communicate. This is a must read for anyone who owns a dog, is around dogs, or (especially) is afraid of dogs.
Typical of other books by Patricia McConnell, this book is more stories of her training experiences than actual step by step training instructions. However, anyone interested in understanding their four legged friends a little bit more will find this book a worthy read.
Anecdotes and insights about dog training written by an applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer. Excellent read.
The author is a professor of Zoology and has written several earlier books re: dogs, this being among the more scholarly.
If a potential reader is uncertain if they wish to invest their time in such detailed far, s/he should check out the photo section bound into the center of the book. Example: Photo of chimps kissing, photo of humans kissing, photo dog licking a gal's cheek. Caption: "Lots of dogs like to lick the faces of people they know well, but even then, many of them would avoid eye-to-eye contact and approach from the side. Most dogs appreciate the same courtesy from us, especially from strangers."
Bibliography for each chapter and index.
(My copy is the 19th printing--I am surprised there are 33 wishes outstanding)