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Parlez-vous Doggish? At long last, dogs will know just how smart their owners can be. By unlocking the secrets of the hidden language of dogs, psychologist Stanley Coren allows us into the doggy dialogue, or "Doggish", and makes effective communication a reality.
Drawing on substantial research in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and years of personal experience, Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can understand language at about the level of a two-year-old human. While actual conversation of the sort Lassie seemed capable of in Hollywood mythmaking remains forever out of reach, Coren shows us that a great deal of real communication is possible beyond the giving and obeying of commands.
How to Speak Dog not only provides the sounds, words, actions, and movements with which we can effectively communicate with our dogs, but also deciphers the signs that our dogs give to us. With easy-to-follow tips on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk with one another, How to Speak Dog gives dog lovers the skills they need to improve their relationships with their pets.
©2000 Stanley Coren (P)2017 Tantor
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By Siv Jøssang Shields on 08-24-17

Very descriptive of dog language, excellent, useful.

Excellent, detailed descriptions. Although this is an audiobook, I truly wished for video illustrations many times as visualising bodylanguage is challenging especially when it happens fast as it generally does in annimals. For sounds I wished for actual dogsounds rather than immitated by human voice.
I train my GSD's for SAR and we compete. I found this infomation very useful since understanding and communication is the basis for all training. Techniques are important, but usless unless you can read you training companion and arrive at the result together. And awesome feeling of accomplishmenr and bonding for both!

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By scott klutman on 01-09-18

how to speak dog

I was rather surprised that a story about the dog language would be so long. it turns out to be much more complex than woof and bark. Listening to your dog speak requires you paying attention to the whole dog. Great book, well read.

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