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.
We have 3 dogs all rescues and have had as many as five rescues at a time so along the way I've read a lot of dog books. This is one of the best. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Michelle M. Ress
I love this book and am a fan of Stanley Coren. Every dog is a little different, but humans benefit from picking up on the subtile ways they communicate with us. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Harper
Great insight. Helpful methodology. Glad I made the purchase, the book is definitely worth every penny.Published 1 month ago by LaVonne Taylor
A really enjoyable read. Informative and well written. Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Peggy
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 2 months ago by H. Page
I can save you some money and teach you in less then 2 secs.Here it goes.Woof Woof.Published 2 months 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 2 months ago by E. Lehman