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on March 16, 2008
Turid Rugaas's books are short and are written in a simple, conversational way. But Barking, like her other books, deserves many readings. She discusses five commonly identified natural kinds of barking and adds a sixth---learned barking. Her calm, kind approach to dogs and their people offers solutions to dog owners who are troubled by barking, and adds to all dog owners' understanding of their dogs. She emphasizes that dogs are expressing emotions through barking,shows how management can help reduce barking that is creating a problem for human beings, focuses on reducing stress in dogs' lives, and reminds readers that recognizing and respecting animals' emotions is necessary for us to be human.