Inside Of A Dog

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847379575
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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.

Inside Of A Dog Young Readers Edition

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 148145093X
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From an animal behaviorist and dog enthusiast comes an adorable and informative guide to understanding how our canine friends see the world based on the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Inside of a Dog—now adapted for a younger audience! Have you ever wondered what your dogs are thinking? What they’re feeling? Now you finally can! The answers will surprise and delight you as scientist and dog-owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

Being A Dog

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476796041
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From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose. In her “fascinating book…Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style” (The New York Times Book Review) as she imagines what it is like to be a dog. Guided by her own dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest through the cutting-edge science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. In addition to speaking to cognitive researchers and smell experts, Horowitz visits detection-dog trainers and training centers; she meets researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; and she even attempts to smell-train her own nose. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us is to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog. And, as The Boston Globe says about Being a Dog, “becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone’s life a little more vivid.”

On Looking

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439191263
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On Looking begins with inattention. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary.' Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities like taking a walk around the block, we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives.

Our Dogs Ourselves

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501175025
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From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful. In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals—and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before.

Our Dogs Ourselves Young Readers Edition

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534410147
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This middle grade adaptation of Our Dogs, Ourselves is an eye-opening, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated look about humans’ complicated and sometimes contradictory relationship with man’s best friend by New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—Young Readers Edition. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. Even while we see ourselves in dogs, we also treat them in surprising ways. On the one hand, we let them into our beds, we give them meaningful names, make them members of our family, and buy them the best food, toys, accessories, clothes, and more. But we also shape our dogs into something they aren’t meant to be. Purebreeding dogs has led to many unhealthy pups. Many dogs have no homes, or live out their life in shelters. How is it possible we can treat the same species in these two totally different ways? In Our Dogs, Ourselves Young Readers Edition, bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs.

Four Footed Ministers In Formation

Author: Jerilyn E. Felton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475972091
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This work provides chaplains/directors of spiritual/pastoral care with a template for the setup, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive, all-volunteer program for the integration of canine companions into the spiritual/pastoral care of patients/residents in healthcare facilities. Based on a qualitative research study conducted over a nine-month period, this self-directed manual introduces a program that is preliminarily “road-tested,” safe, effective, and repeatable. As the author continues to be involved in the Four-Footed Ministers Pastoral-Care Program, new insights and observations will be available to enhance and improve the original publication.

The Goodness Of Dogs

Author: India Knight
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241245435
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This book is a celebration of happy dogs and the happy people who own them. At once a companion, a manual and a repository of useful information, The Goodness of Dogs also contains avid dog-lover India Knight's reflections on the sheer brilliance of dogs and the life-enhancing delight of dog ownership. If you have reached dog nirvana, you will recognize yourself. If you haven't yet - this book will help you. With chapters ranging from how to choose a breed (and where to get it from), to the joy and chaos of puppies, to feeding and training your dog, to choosing a vet and even how to cope with illnesses and death, The Goodness of Dogs will take you through every facet of dog ownership. Full of India Knight's inimitable wit and the sound advice she is famous for, and beautifully illustrated by artist Sally Muir, this book will make the perfect gift for any dog-lover.

Being Animal

Author: Anna Peterson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534264
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For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in popular media and culture, and in campaigns to preserve wilderness, yet scholars habitually treat animals and the environment as mutually exclusive objects of concern. Conducting the first examination of animals' place in popular and scholarly thinking about nature, Anna L. Peterson builds a nature ethic that conceives of nonhuman animals as active subjects who are simultaneously parts of both nature and human society. Peterson explores the tensions between humans and animals, nature and culture, animals and nature, and domesticity and wildness. She uses our intimate connections with companion animals to examine nature more broadly. Companion animals are liminal creatures straddling the boundary between human society and wilderness, revealing much about the mutually constitutive relationships binding humans and nature together. Through her paradigm-shifting reflections, Peterson disrupts the artificial boundaries between two seemingly distinct categories, underscoring their fluid and continuous character.

How Dogs Think

Author: Peter Collar
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ISBN: 9781687376176
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What Dogs See, Smell, and Know Hаvе уоu еvеr wоndеrеd, "Whаt dо Dogs think аbоut?" Whіlе you mау not be аblе tо pinpoint рrесіѕеlу whаt уоur pooch is thіnkіng at any given mоmеnt, уоu саn get to knоw his реrѕоnаlіtу аnd bеhаvіоrѕ, whісh will hеlр уоu іntеrрrеt what hе mау bе соnѕіdеrіng оr feeling thrоughоut thе dау. It'ѕ uр to уоu and уоur іmаgіnаtіоn to drеаm uр thе dеtаіlѕ! "Hоw Dogs Thіnk" answers ԛuеѕtіоnѕ аbоut оur саnіnе соmраnіоnѕ thаt have рuzzlеd many. Cаn dоgѕ count? Cаn a dоg lеаrn hоw to dо ѕоmеthіng juѕt by wаtсhіng another dog or even a person do іt? Dо dogs drеаm? Whаt іѕ thе nаturе оf dog реrѕоnаlіtу? And, саn dogs sense future еаrthԛuаkеѕ оr detect саnсеr? Thе ԛuеѕtіоn of whаt a dоg is thinking іѕ асtuаllу аn old mеtарhуѕісаl dеbаtе. Phоtоnѕ mау strike our rеtіnаѕ, but it іѕ оnlу thrоugh thе асtіvіtу of оur brains thаt wе have the subjective еxреrіеnсе оf ѕееіng a rаіnbоw or thе ѕublіmе bеаutу оf a ѕunѕеt over thе осеаn. Does a dоg ѕее thоѕе thіngѕ? Of соurѕе. Dо thеу experience them the same wау? Absolutely nоt. With ѕоund bеhаvіоrаl science аnd numеrоuѕ funnу, іnfоrmаtіvе anecdotes, еxреrіmеntѕ, аnd fіrѕthаnd оbѕеrvаtіоnѕ, "How Dоgѕ Thіnk" ѕhаttеrѕ many соmmоn myths and mіѕсоnсерtіоnѕ about оur four-legged frіеndѕ and rеvеаlѕ a wеаlth of surprises аbоut their mеntаl аbіlіtіеѕ аnd роtеntіаl. It wіll make уоu lоvе аnd аррrесіаtе аll dоgѕ-іnсludіng your own-in wоndеrful nеw wауѕ. In "How Dоgѕ Think" you will discover: Thе mind оf the dоg Whаt the world looks lіkе to a dоg? Whаt wоuld іt be lіkе tо be a dog? Human tо dog: dog соmрlеtе thе man Getting information іntо the mіnd Dоg'ѕ hеаrіng Dog ѕnіffіng Taste оf thе dogs Tоuсh wіth thе wоrld The sixth sense оf the dogs Sіgnіng аnd tуріng Dog tаlkіng to саtѕ Whіlе іmаgіng a dоg'ѕ brain, scientists lеt dоgѕ ѕmеll the аrоmа оf their owners, and it activated the "reward center" of thеіr brains. So juѕt the ѕmеll оf their humаnѕ makes dоgѕ giddy. Our dоgѕ аlѕо think a lоt about how wе'rе feeling. In fасt, thеіr brains аrе in tune with thе inflections of еmоtіоn іn our voice іn a ѕіmіlаr wау to humаnѕ. Their brаіnѕ аrе соnѕtаntlу іn tunе wіth thеіr humаnѕ, which еxрlаіnѕ whу thеу'rе so gооd аt соmfоrtіng uѕ. If all of this sounds like your ideal book, then hop on over and hit now that buy button! Well, stress no more! Buy this book and also learn all... and DOWNLOAD IT NOW! ★★Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE ★★