Dogs Never Lie About Love : Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
Dogs Never Lie About Love Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs Author:Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Dogs fill our hearts with love and our minds with wonder, but their emotional lives have remained unexplored since Darwin 125 years ago. Now in Dogs Never Lie About Love, controversial psychoanalyst Jeffrey Masson brilliantly navigates the rich inner landscape of "our best friends." — As he guides readers through the surprising depth of canine em... more »otional complexity, Jeffrey Masson draws from myth and literature, from scientific studies, and from the stories and observations of dog trainers and dog lovers around the world. But the stars of the book are the author's own three dogs whose delightful and mysterious behavior provides the way to exploring a wide range of subjects--from emotions like gratitude, compassion, loneliness, and disappointment to speculating what dogs dream of and how their powerful sense of smell shapes their perception of reality. As he sweeps aside old prejudices on animal behavior, Masson reaches into a rich universe of dog feeling to its essential core, their "master emotion": love.
Like the dogs he loves, Masson's writing will capture the reader with its playful, mysterious, and serious sides. Its surprising insights provide a new dimension of understanding for dog owners everywhere.« less
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Helpful Score: 5
This book gave me a different perspective concerning dogs. It is based partially on scientific analysis, but to me based more on the author's perception of his own dogs. It is an interesting read and gave me some 'food for thought' concerning my own dogs.
From a psychological perspective, this is quite an interesting book.
The author was a well known & quite controversial psychiatrist [somewhat succinctly] rejected Freudian thinking.
I found DOGS........................Love to be unique because one can really see another aspect of this psychiatrist.
I think anyone who loves dogs will get a kick out of this book.
too technical. I was looking for more of a book about how he responded to his dogs and how they respond to him emotionally. more in a loving way and i didn't really see it. way too techincal for what I was looking for.