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Separate chapters devoted exclusively to interpreting the movement of tails, ears, and bodies are fascinating, and can often provide surprisingly quick insight into canine behavior. There's a tremendous difference between showing affection and showing dominance, and humans have a strong tendency to misread our dogs' behavior and reward them in exactly the right way to ensure the continuation of frustrating behavior. Coren maintains that dogs can often learn far more words than we give them credit for--certainly, we've all seen pooches go bananas at the words walk and cookie, but he also suggests we watch for learned behaviors from certain words. Perhaps office gets your spaniel waiting by the door, or baby results in your terrier checking in on your child's location--you may just think it's cute, but actually, it's a sign of your dog's linguistic ability.
Whether you own a dog or two or work in the field of animal care, this manual will be a most informative read and is sure to have a positive effect on the relationship between you and man's best friend. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you are a dog owner, this is the book you must read.
This book will give you an understanding that will make training, playing, interacting with your dog much easier and much more fun for you and doggie.
Stanley Coren's book makes a strong argument for the nature of language, body language, vocalizations and receptive language, in dogs.
If you are really into having man's best friend as a companion for you and your family members ,then this is the book for you! Read morePublished 6 days ago by H. Page
I can save you some money and teach you in less then 2 secs.Here it goes.Woof Woof.Published 6 days ago by brooks
This book is fascinating! It covers 'spoken' and non-verbal communication in text and drawings as well as a well thought out chapter on why canine and feline non verbal language... Read morePublished 13 days ago by E. Lehman
I should have gotten a book with this content years ago. My pets and I would have enjoyed our relationship more had I know these
Had a hard time getting through even the first 3 chapters ... sounds like a lot of rambling around and theory. Sorry but it is not my style of reading. Just my opinion! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Abhi
Fascinating book--the print is small and I only read about four chapters a day because with my glasses must use magnifying glass. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dianeshare1
Very disappointing. The facts are derivative or anecdotal, nothing to be learned here.Published 2 months ago by Nancy S