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.
Excellently written. Great day to day examples. Learnt so much from it. Definitely recommendPublished 20 days ago by Chris Vrabie
The author is of the impression that dogs have understanding of the human language. This is such a disappointment coming from a man that wrote such a entertaining book on "The... Read morePublished 23 days ago by ITSALLGRAY
I have been reading (and highlighting) this book for a while now, as have been re-reading it. A very informative and educational book. Read morePublished 25 days ago by JA
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by S. Harper
Great insight. Helpful methodology. Glad I made the purchase, the book is definitely worth every penny.Published 2 months ago by LaVonne Taylor
A really enjoyable read. Informative and well written. Highly recommended.Published 3 months ago by Peggy