Dog Sense : How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Dog Sense : How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Book Title: Dog Sense : How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: Barry Eaton

Format: Paperback | 352 pages

Publication Date: 09 Sep 2014

ISBN-13: 9780465053742

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' behaviour 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.