This book is wonderful. All dog owners should read this!
Readers can actually interpret their dog's actions and know what their pets are thinking, and why they do some of the things they do.
it's a MUST READ for dog owners.
I picked this book up to read for my book club, and I found it to be an informative and entertaining look at what makes a dog tick. The author takes us on a journey, accompanied by her dog Pump, through the many facets of how dogs see, smell, think, and interact with each other.
I think what this book did for me was really show me what life is like from the perspective of my dogs. I have two beagles, who are as different as night and day, and I feel like I did gain some insight into both of them from reading this book. If nothing else, it made me give up a little on correcting some of the behaviors of my older, more frustrating dog. Which is not what the book was aiming for, but I learned through reading the book that this particular dog is just kind of a jerk, and hes probably going to stay that way.
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This is a psychologist looking at dog behavior, she seems to delve into more scientific detail than most dog books. She looks into the anatomy of dogs eyes and tells how that is different than ours. Quite entertaining, for a scientifically oriented book, the author has a certain sense of humor.
Wonderful book, makes me feel better about how I treat my dog (especially the part about not cleaning your house too often).
This explains a lot - it really does! Written in layman's terms it explains not only what dogs see, hear and smell but also how they learn from their humans, how they take their cues from our behavior and how they learn to fit so seamlessly into our lives. You won't look at your dog quite the same after reading this book but you my find yourself studying them more intensely. She intersperses her text with diary entries of her own interactions with her dog Pump (Pumernickle) which gives a personal touch to the academic side of the book.