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How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to…

How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way…

by Stanley Coren

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What the world looks like to them and why they act the way they do
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
I found this book to be very informative. Although written in a scientific, almost textbook style it was a fairly easy read. In the first half of the book he describes how dogs perceive the world around them. He goes through each of the five senses and describes how canine senses work and how they differ from ours. It was very fascinating to learn that although their sense of hearing and smell are many times more powerful than a humans a dogs eyesight can be very limited and will vary from one breed to another.

The second half of the book delves into canine psychology and how dogs learn. Professor Coren describes various studies that were done in the past and what they taught us about canine psychology. Some of the studies were very difficult to read about. I am an animal lover and a firm believer in using positive reinforcement for any training so reading about these experiments was very uncomfortable. These are not experiments that Professor Coren took part in but he describes them and what we learned from them quite thoroughly.

The sensory information is very helpful if you are going to do any training or just want to communicate better with your dog. Having a better idea of how my dog perceives things made me think differently about everything from choosing which toys my dog might like to what treats might have the strongest taste. ( )
  SciFantasyFan | Dec 19, 2011 |
My wife and I like this guy a lot. His books are scientific. He is one of the few scientist publishing books about dogs.
  BruceCrawford | Aug 21, 2009 |
This was a very interesting book. Much like Sleep Thieves, it is fairly light; however, I learned many things I did not know about dogs. He cites many fascinating studies, and the book seems very well-researched. ( )
  eslee | Aug 28, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743222334, Paperback)

Bestselling author, psychologist, and canine expert Stanley Coren’s fascinating and authoritative look at the mental powers of dogs.

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An exploration of canine thought and feeling draws on current scientific research to offer insight into how to solve problems through a better understanding of dog behavior.

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