xxiv, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch.1 Where dogs came from
Ch.2 How wolves became dogs
Ch.3 Why dogs were - unfortunately - turned back into wolves
Ch.4 Sticks or carrots? The science of dog training
Ch.5 How puppies become pets
Ch.6 Does your dog love you?
Ch.7 Canine brainpower
Ch.8 Emotional (un)sophistication
Ch.9 A world of smells
Ch.10 Problem with pedigrees
Ch.11 Dogs and the future
"Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs"--Provided by publisher.
14.00 CEA (99-CEA-9)