- How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
- Narrated by: Michael Page
- Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-11-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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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.
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By Tori on 09-09-13
Full of information!
Would you consider the audio edition of Dog Sense to be better than the print version?
Yes and No. I liked the audio version, but because of the subject matter, I will most likely purchase the book as a reference book.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No. But that's not a bad thing. There was just so much information I wouldn't want to try to absorb it all at once.
Any additional comments?
This book was highly based in science. For people looking for a training manual, this would not be a good choice. The purpose of this book is to review what we know in the science of the domesticated dog and what we still need to learn. I found it very interesting, but I'm also pursuing a PhD in canine cognition. The great thing about Bradshaws writting, however, is that it's written for the general public, so it's not just understandable to academics.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By R. Braud on 09-13-12
Making Sense of Dogs
If you could sum up Dog Sense in three words, what would they be?
This helps me understand my dog so much more
What did you like best about this story?
It brought my dog and me closer together.
Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
That dogs are our beloved companions and we should love them and understand them
8 of 8 people found this review helpful