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From renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw comes a clear-headed examination of how the latest scientific research on dog behavior can improve our relationships with our canine companions.

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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' behavior 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.

"Narrator Michael Page has a steady, mellifluous delivery with excellent pacing." ---AudioFile

"For readers with well-loved pets who view their canines as family members, there's much to digest." ---Kirkus

"A lovely and clear-headed book on all things dog---emotion, mind, and breed. John Bradshaw's authority and experience are matched by the thoughtfulness and humanity of his writing. Read this before you bring a dog into your life." ---Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog

"Dogs and dog lovers alike will benefit from Bradshaw's insight." ---Stephen Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB, ASPCA Science Advisor

"Bradshaw's book is useful to those looking to further their understanding of dog behavior and clarify common misconceptions." ---Publishers Weekly
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Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

Author John Bradshaw

Narrated by Michael Page

Publication date May 10, 2011

Running time 11 hrs

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