In a conversational Q&A format, a leading dog expert answers the most commonly asked questions about how dogs think and act. Do dogs dream? Can they recognize themselves in the mirror or understand what they’re seeing on television? Are they more intelligent than cats? People have a great curiosity—and many misunderstandings—about how dogs think, act, and perceive the world. They also wonder about the social and emotional lives of dogs. Stanley Coren brings decades of scientific research on dogs to bear in his unprecedented foray into the inner lives of our canine companions, dispelling many common myths in the process. In a conversational Q&A format with illustrations, Coren answers approximately 75 questions often asked of him during his nearly fifty-year career as a dog researcher, combining the authority of an expert with the engaging delivery of a guest at a cocktail party.
Juvenile Fiction: General: (Ages 4-7) Have you ever watched a dog while it sleeps? Do you wonder if a dog has dreams just like you and I? What Do Dogs Dream About? humorously exposes the hopes and dreams that every child shares. Author Mike Dyson offers fun and entertaining perspectives to this interesting question while his book provides lively, over-the-edge illustrations that will surely appeal to any childs imagination! So, What Do Dogs Dream About?
Do Sheep get cold without their wool? Why can't penguins fly? Children have always been fascinated by animals, and with real children's questions clearly and simply answered, this book is a great way to encourage them to learn more about the animals of the world.
DO BOMB DOGS DREAM OF CHASING BUTTERFLIES is the story of a veteran K-9 bomb dog team in combat from the dog's point of view. Come meet the battle scarred, combat tested, and oh so enlightened Belgian Malinois, Thor, who'll show that dogs aren't just mankind's best friends, but that the special bond that humans and canines have shared throughout the ages is alive and well today, even in the most hazardous of professions in some very, very dangerous places. The Working Military Dogs and their handlers have demonstrated, time and again, that together, they'll go where others fear with genuine courage, dedication, and an off-beat sense of humor. "Kregg P.J. Jorgenson combines his gift of storytelling with excellent prose...This book is a great success, a well-imagined plot that is masterfully executed, and a story I'd love to watch on screen. 5 Stars!" --Readers' Favorites Reviews
Do dogs dream? Do dogs experience love? Dog Dreams is the story of a team of dedicated researchers and their quest to use the latest cutting-edge technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality to eavesdrop on the dreams of ten canine volunteers and hear their stories. Follow their journey as they make a truly amazing discovery, the secret to unlocking our ability to talk to our dogs and for them to talk to us. Is this real, or are we dreaming?
It's been said that dogs personify all the virtues of humans without the vices. Henry James wrote that his dog was "most reasonable and well-mannered" and Plato that "a dog has the soul of a philosopher." Over the years, dogs have taught us many things: loyalty, courage, and to turn around three times before lying down. Yet even in the face of millennia of evidence of thoughtful dogs, there has been little systematic scientific study until recently of what is actually going on in the dog's mind, and some people even question whether dogs have the capacity for that which we call mind. In this long-anticipated new book, written in the vein of his enormously popular The Intelligence of Dogs and How to Speak Dog, Dr. Stanley Coren looks at both the heights of intellect and the depth of our misunderstanding of what goes on in a dog's mind. A bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training, Dr. Coren is always at the forefront of discoveries about dogs. With his ever-entertaining, erudite style, he provides a fascinating picture of the way dogs interpret their world and their owners, how they solve problems, learn, and take in new information. Dr. Coren lets you see through a dog's eyes, hear through his ears, and even sense the world through a dog's nose, giving you the insight that you need to understand the silly, quirky, and apparently irrational behaviors that dogs demonstrate, as well as those stunning flashes of brilliance and creativity that they occasionally display. Along the way, How Dogs Think will answer the questions about which you have always wondered, including: Can dogs count? Do they have an appreciation of art or music? Can a dog learn how to do something by just watching another dog or even a person do it? Do dogs dream? What is the nature of dog personality? Which behaviors are prewired into your dog and which can you actually change? And, can dogs sense future earthquakes or detect cancer? With information not widely known to lay people, this lively guide also provides practical advice and wisdom that allows owners to discover the best ways to teach dogs new things, why punishment doesn't work, how a dog can actually learn to love or to fear, and how to turn that new puppy into a "perfect," emotionally sound, inquisitive, happy, and obedient dog. Combining solid science with numerous funny, informative anecdotes and firsthand observations -- all characterized by Dr. Coren's own searching intelligence and his (and sometimes his dogs') irrepressible sense of humor -- How Dogs Think shatters many common myths and misconceptions about our four-legged friends and reveals a wealth of surprises about their mental abilities and intellectual potential.
The Wisdom of Dogs In this fact-filled and often touching book, Stanley Coren, a renowned dog expert and author of many best-selling classics including "The Intelligence of Dogs," "How Dogs Think," and "How to Speak Dog," once again focuses his insights on man's best friend. In order to probe a range of fascinating questions about the minds of dogs, Coren draws from a cache of true stories and interesting vignettes ranging from the dog who helped Freud with his psychoanalysis to the pet who helped his intoxicated owner drive home. In addition you'll find some little-known bits of scientific information, such as what dogs dream about, and also some bits of folklore such as what it means when you dream about dogs! Originally published as "What Do Dogs Know?," this is a revised edition that has been updated with additional content and new illustrations. This fun and easy-to-read book is for everyone who loves dogs and wants to learn more about their astounding, endearing, and wonderful ways. About The Author Although best known to the public for his series of best-selling books on dogs, Stanley Coren is also well-respected scientist and Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His many books on dog behavior and human-canine interactions have been international bestsellers and have received many awards including the "Maxwell Medal of Excellence" from "The Dog Writers Association of America." He was twice-named "Writer of the Year" by the "International Positive Dog Training Association." Coren is frequently cited in various media and has been featured on numerous television programs including "Oprah," "Larry King Live," and many more.
Incredible True Stories of Pets Who Heal, Protect and Communicate
Author: Jenny Smedley
Publisher: Hay House UK Limited
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
If you've ever felt you had a truly special connection with your cat or dog, guess what - you do! Jenny Smedley is an angel expert with a strong affinity for animals who has spent her life communicating with animals both live and departed. In this collection of true stories she has collected from across the globe, she will show you that your instincts are correct: pets really do communicate with us, they understand and care for us. Cats and dogs really do have souls!--
A light hearted yet informative book about the world of dogs and dog owners. Why do Dogs bury bones ? How do dogs talk ? Do dogs Dream ? An insightful and humorous look at spirit of dog ownership and why dos do the things they do. From how to properly feed and train your pooch to understanding the canine phobias and the role dogs play in our community.
A favorite with a new cover This top seller (more than 80,000 copies sold) from bestselling author Norm Wright shares the lessons we can learn from the amazing loyalty and selflessness of our dog companions. Rich, beautiful paintings by favorite artist Jim Lamb capture the endearing nature of these pets while reflections from Mark Twain, Max Lucado, Sir Walter Scott, and others add to clever touches to topics such as? How to Talk to Your Dog The Nose Knows What's in a Name? An all?occasion gift for those who cherish animals and especially anyone who has a canine best friend.
An eye-opening and engrossing exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep and sleeplessness from the bestselling author of The Intelligence of Dogs. Is there some way to determine if you are getting enough sleep? Do dogs and cats dream? What are the ways to help children sleep through the night? What role did sleep deficit play in the loss of the space shuttle Challenger and the nuclear accidents at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island? Why is the shift to Daylight Savings Time dangerous? Why do many sleeping medications actually make insomnia worse? What was Leonardo da Vinci’s technique for getting by with only an hour and a half of sleep each day? The answers to these questions are in this fascinating and provocative book that will change the way you think about sleep.