THE INTELLIGENCE OF DOGS: THE INTELLIGENCE OF DOGS: A GUIDE TO THE THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS, & INNER LIVES
Author: Stanley Coren
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER, Jan 2006
The controversial book that is radically changing the way we think of man's best friend. revised & with a new preface by the author, this new edition of the New York Times bestseller from beloved psychologist & prize-winning trainer Stanley Coren reveals startling truths about the canine mind. B&W photos throughout; 5.5x8.5 inches, 272 pgs.
The first book to establish the now wildly popular category of dog psychology. The Intelligence of Dogs made headlines & news with its controveresial rankings of smart dogs, lap dogs, & watch dogs.
Updated with the most recent scientific research, interviews with top breeders & trainers, and his own personal observations as a lifelong dog lover, Stanley Coren's first, & now classic, bestseller reveals some surprising facts about the intelligence of our closest animal companions. Dog lovers gain practical tips on evaluating their dog's intelligence, reading dog body language, understanding the sophisiticated "language" of a dog's bark, & tailoring a training program to suit each dog's special needs. Here, too, are Coren's scientifically determined lists that rank more than one hundred breeds for obedience, problem-solving, & working intelligence, as well as for specialized tasks, such as being a guard dog or being safe around children. Whether your dog is pure bred or a mixed breed you can use the dog intelligence test that Coren provides to find out how smart your best friend is.
Rich in wit, wisdom & anecdotes, this new edition of The Intelligence of Dogs brings dog fanicers a greater understanding & enjoyment of the habits, antics, & abilities of dogs.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"A comprehensive history of the dog...congenial interweaving of anecdote and analysis."--The Washington Post
"An intriguing study...an interesting, at times stimulating, manual for the intelligent dog owner." --Kirkus Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stanley Coren is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia & a recognized expert on dog-human interaction. He has appeared on Dateline, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and on NPR. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.