The Genius of Dogs - Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods

The Genius of Dogs

By Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods

  • Release Date: 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Pets
4 Score: 4 (From 48 Ratings)

Description

For readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, this New York Times bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the interior lives of our smartest pets
In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare, have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. This dog genius revolution is transforming how we live and work with our canine friends, including how we train them. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can't hear you? Does she want affection—or just your sandwich? In Th­e Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out what discoveries at the Duke Canine Cognition Lab and other research facilities around the world are revealing about how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends.

Reviews

  • Appreciate

    5
    By AngeloD629
    This is not a guide on how to train your dog, this book describes ways in which the wolf evolved with us over time to become the dog. The Dog and Humans are the most successful mammals on the planet, this book helps explain why.
  • Fun read

    5
    By Bsatl
    From your high school counselor. You make us so proud. Thoroughly enjoyed it and also learned so much. I will never look at Clancey and Clouseau quite the same way as I did before....of course, I found them to be exceptional in every way while reading your wonderful book!! Congrats on a job well done.. Guess who?
  • The genius of dogs

    2
    By 10sball
    More science than practical advice for new dog owners. Came away with three insights on dog behavior. Hoping for more.
  • A great read about the true capacity of our furry friends

    5
    By Bimmerlover
    The Genius of Dogs is about how dogs have evolved through their close affiliation with humans, and how far science recently has come in understanding their unique genius. The authors do this in a fun, engaging and conversational style, while at the same time dispelling some myths and perpetuated “truths” about dogs, and also about what “intelligence” really is. For anyone who's interested in understanding what makes our furry friends tick, this is a great (e)book!

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