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Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog Paperback – November 1, 2005
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Once I started reading it, it quickly became apparent that this book should be mandatory reading material for virtually every dog owner. Brenda s description of the canine language and the contexts in which they occur is very well documented. --Ali Brown, author of Scaredy Dog! Understanding & Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog
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What I was looking for specifically, was a guide to on how to react to those signals in a positive way. This book only describes how another dog is reacting to those signals, (by showing you a blurry picture of 2 or 3 dogs interacting) whether it be good or bad reaction. It gave me no insight as to how to communicate better with my dog. Only what a dogs body movement may/may not mean.
If you just want to observe dogs, and guess what they might be thinking, this is the book for you.
If you want to learn a way to communicate with your dog better, look else where. I know I am.
What I liked:
-Nicely written, not too serious which keeps it fun and makes it easier to read for dog owners or people that are just curious.
-Has a quiz section with answers so you can compare with the authors interpretation.
-Seems fairly complete, if you are building a library on the subject or are dedicated to it it might still be good to add other similar books (multiple sources).
What I didn't like:
- The images could be better, some are a bit blurry due to action, and the black and white aspect can make it difficult for some to notice what Brenda is talking about when they are small details.
- The text seems to be cut short in some images, I remember at least two occasions in which the writing just stopped out of the blue, might be my copy though.
- Some people may find the need for the definition of some terms, they are obvious to me, but I saw others complain and I agree. Brenda really should have considered a short glossary just incase.
It's true that some of the pictures are a little grainy/hard to see (and they're all in black and white), but it's still the best book available out there to learn about canine body language. It's helped me a lot while volunteering at an animal shelter.
I lent it out and it's been a few weeks and they can't give it up so I'm getting another copy. Yes, there are some editing errors. But I'm not going to quibble because they are very minor and the value of this guide far outstrips any inconvenience.
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The pictures may be black & white and some may be "blurred" in motion shots but this truely is a gold mine of canine body language and a better, more thorough resource would be hard to find.
More than anything it has taught me so much about my own dog, in my opinion it's worth buying just for the explanation of the "greeting bow" and how it'll make you feel the first time you spot it in your own pet.
Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide: Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog