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.
Fascinating book on the language of dogs that will help you better understand and communicate with your best friend. Definitely with the time and money.Published 1 month ago by CEuC
Truly a great reference for interpreting the body language that dogs use. Reads like a textbook, which makes it tough for some folks to finish, but it's worth every minute you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chad Dailey
Excelent book. He explains the nuances of how dogs communicate and how we humans can easily send the wrong message.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The book was in good shape and has a lot of information. It's part of my "Dog" library.Published 1 month ago by Hirsh Marantz
So far all that I have read is based on common sense and knowledge. Other then that it's not a bad book.Published 2 months ago by B. G. Guilmette
Want to know what your dog is trying to tell you? Read this book. You will not be disappointed.
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Intriguing! Reading this has definitely made me view my dog in a different light. I've discovered that he has me well trained and probably reads me better than I do him LOL!Published 2 months ago by Karen Doherty