The Genius of Dogs

The Genius of Dogs

How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York : Plume, [2013]
ISBN: 9780142180464
0142180467
Branch Call Number: 636.7 Hare
Characteristics: xiii, 367 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Woods, Vanessa 1977-

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forbesrachel Apr 25, 2013

A compendium of knowledge on what has been learned about dogs in the last decade, written in a way that is easy for the non-scientific mind to understand. Presented from a researchers point of view, with scientific based tests, much of what has been learned will surprise even the greatest of dog lovers. Not only does the author reflect on dog intelligence, but refers to the genius of other animals, including our own, as well. Included in the back is website address you can look at to explore the realm of dognition with your own dog.

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JudithE
Mar 13, 2013

There is some really interesting stuff here, from a researcher who works with pet dogs, among other species, and who also has some experience with wild and feral dogs. I found myself a little frustrated with his criticism of clicker training without a lot of detail, and especially without an alternative approach that would work better for those behaviours that are easily shaped by clicker training. So, some parts that I would have liked a lot more detail about were a bit sparse and unsatisfying. But it's still an interesting book.

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