In this, the only up-to-date accessible and scientifically based book on Australia's principal icon, internationally known kangaroo researcher Terry Dawson gets to the heart of what makes these animals special. He shows how many features of their biology, such as their reproductive patterns, social structure and locomotor characteristics, confer great advantages in their adaptations to Australia's harsh climate and demanding environment. Besides covering widely the biology, ecology and behaviour of the ten different types of kangaroos, Professor Dawson compares European and Aboriginal cultural attitudes towards them. He explores such issues as hunting habits, conservation, kangaroos as agricultural pests, the economics of kangaroo ranching and the use of their products.
As an unabashed dog lover, Alexandra Horowitz is naturally curious about what her dog thinks and what she knows. As a cognitive scientist she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot say what they know or feel. This is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's point of view. The book introduces the reader to the science of the dog -- their perceptual and cognitive Abilities -- and uses that introduction to draw a picture of what it might be like to bea dog. It answers questions no other dog book can -- such as: What is a dog's sense of time? Does she miss me? Want friends? Know when she's been bad? Horowitz's journey, and the insights she uncovered from studying her own dog, Pumpernickel, allowed her to understand her dog better, and appreciate her more through that understanding. The reader will be able to do the same with their own dog. This is not another dog training book. Instead, Inside of a Dogwill allow dog owners to look at their pets' behaviour in a different, and revealing light, enabling them to understand their dogs and enjoy their relationship even more.
A Writer Finds Out about Dog Psychology the Hard Way
Author: Jim Heath
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The author was walking his little dog on a leash when it was attacked by a loose German Shepherd. How could he protect his dog if it happened again? He tried this, he tried that. Things only got worse. The answer came from a lucky contact with a dog psychologist. Her solution may make you laugh. But it worked. And the author learned more than just how to protect his dog. He finally learned what dogs are about. Includes a rare interview with a top dog-psychologist and trainer. Find out the easy way to prevent dog fights, how to stop your dog yanking on the leash, how to get your dog to understand what stop barking means, and why certain kinds of dog training never work.
Do you own a dog? If so How to take care of a dog will give you the Information about dogs that you need. Dental care for dogs tips, puppy training and feeding are all included within a step by step guide. Everything is here to show you how to care for a dog and be able to bond with them over a happy and long life.
Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.