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Dog Sense

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Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

By John Bradshaw; Michael Page (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, MP3 CD, 9781452652030

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

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.

About the Author
John Bradshaw is the Walham Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol and the author of "Dog Sense," as well as numerous academic papers on human-animal interactions.

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "The War That Killed Achilles" by Caroline Alexander and "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch.

Praise For Dog Sense

"A lovely and clear-headed book on all things dog---emotion, mind, and breed. John Bradshaw's authority and experience are matched by the thoughtfulness and humanity of his writing. Read this before you bring a dog into your life." ---Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog