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For the love of a dog : understanding emotion in you and your best friend
McConnell, Patricia B.
Adult Nonfiction SF433 .M34 2006b

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Animal behaviorist, dog trainer, syndicated radio talk show host and prolific author on all things canine, McConnell (The Other End of the Leash) presents a compelling combination of stories, science and practical advice to show how understanding emotions in both people and dogs can improve owners' relationships with their pets. This is more than a simple dog-training book: much of what McConnell discusses concerns how dog owners can learn "the language" of dog by recognizing important signals and reading them correctly. She provides numerous helpful examples of how owners can observe dog behavior, especially differences in posture and facial expressions, in order to help dogs be better behaved and help dog owners to be better handlers; her discussion of the meaning of a dog's "tongue flicks" is alone worth the price of the book. Her overall goal is to help owners provide their pets with "a sense of calm, peaceful benevolence," and she skewers current dog-training fads that emphasize "dominance" over a dog. "Don't fool yourself: if you yell at your dog for something he did twenty seconds ago, you're not training him; you're merely expressing your own anger." (On sale Aug. 15) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Do dogs have emotions? Does my dog love me? Dog owners everywhere who get up before 6 a.m. to give their pups outdoor time would say yes, but zoology professor McConnell (The Other End of the Leash) goes further, discussing the similarities and differences between canine and human brains. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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