Inside of A Dog

Inside of A Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A psychologist and aficionado offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, in a report that also shares stories about the author's relationship with her canine friend, Pumpernickel.

Baker
& Taylor

A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.

Simon and Schuster
The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

Temple Grandin meets Stephen Pinker in this engaging and informative look at what goes on inside the minds of dogs—from a cognitive scientist with a background at The New Yorker.

With more than 52 million pet dogs in America today, it’s clear we are a nation of unabashed dog-lovers. Yet the relationship between dogs and humans remains a fascinating mystery, as no one really knows what goes on in the canine mind. Now, in Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz fuses her perspectives as both scientist and dog-owner to deliver a fresh look at the world of dogs—as seen from the animal’s point of view. Inspired by her years of living with her own dog, Pumpernickel, who was a constant source of delight and mystery, Horowitz’s mind became filled with questions and ideas. In crisp, clear prose, she draws on her research in the field of dog cognition to give readers a sense of a dog’s perceptual and cognitive abilities—and paints a picture of what the canine experience is like. Horowitz’s own scientific journey, and the insights she uncovered, allowed her to understand her dog better and appreciate her more.

Containing up-to-the minute research and providing many moments of dog-behavior recognition, this lively and absorbing book helps dog owners to see their best friend’s behavior in a different, and revealing light, allowing them to understand their pets and enjoy their company even more.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2009
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416583400
1416583408
Branch Call Number: 636.7 HOR
Characteristics: x, 353 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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tjdickey
Dec 21, 2016

What a gig - studying dogs all day, at the Barnard College Canine Cognition Center. Horowitz gives a thorough and very - um, human examination of the ways that dogs comprehend the world, and especially, how they interact with us. Dogs even are a tool-using species, she shows, and the tools are us!

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. JA 320 H 2009

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vickiz
May 06, 2012

In its absorbing and entertaining examination of the unique human-canine bond, Alexandra Horowitz's Inside of a Dog charmingly balances the scholarly and scientific with the personal and whimsical. This is one of my favourite explorations of how dogs and people can so effectively, happily and affectionately co-exist.

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empbee
Aug 20, 2011

A delightful new view of human-dog interaction. Yes, anthropomorphism is not bad. And, I always loved those kisses without giving any food.

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rescuedsouls
Jul 29, 2011

I was profoundly disappointed with this book, I was hoping for a touchy feely, I love my dog, easy summer read but instead I found the author highly impersonal and the book too scientific and technical; might be up someones alley but not mine

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timidmagick
Jan 17, 2011

This was a very good book. It reminds us that dogs are not wolves nor are they human, but they have been domesticated by us. The world is very different from a dogs-eye view.

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