An A-to-Z Guide to All Things Canine
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  • Author: Marc Bekoff
  • Product Code: 88166
  • ISBN: 978-1-60868-816-6
  • Pages: 264
  • 1 Paperback / softback
  • Size: 6.00 x 9.00


An easy-to-read, all-encompassing, and fun reference on all things canine from an award-winning scientist who has studied and loved dogs (and their wild relatives) for more than five decades

No one is better than Dr. Marc Bekoff at turning state-of-the-art animal science into practical, reader-friendly information. His subjects include dog care, dog cognition and emotions, and dog-human relationships, and though he has impressive scientific credentials and much technical expertise, this is the accessible book that every dog lover should have. In concise, readable A-through-Z entries, Bekoff covers it all, including:

• Why your dog is doing this and not doing that
• Whether dogs have “human” traits such as jealousy and obsessive-compulsive disorder
• Why it is important to recognize the individuality of each dog, rather than assume that any or all dogs should act or respond in the same way
• Exactly how to meet any dog eye-to-eye, nose-to-nose, and ear-to-ear to create enduring reciprocal bonds
• How tuning in to a dog’s unique personality busts one-size-fits-all theories and leads to happier dogs and happier human companions

As the saying goes, dogs are many humans’ best friends and beloved family members. If that’s the case for you — and whether you are a dog lover, vet, or trainer; whether you have just brought home a puppy or are nursing a senior dog — Dogs Demystified will answer your questions, unlock mysteries, and foster harmony and happiness for all.



Praise for the author’s Unleashing Your Dog (cowritten with Jessica Pierce)

“Imagine having dogs stand up and tell you how to give them their best lives. While they can’t (or, at least, it can be tricky to translate what they’re saying), Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce can. This book beautifully uses the science of dogs to help dog people bring compassion to our lives with them.”
— Alexandra Horowitz, head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College and author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell

“This is not just another dog book. It’s a dog manifesto! Written by two supremely gifted experts, Unleashing Your Dog reveals not only what your dog wants but why. You owe it to your dog to read this book!”
— Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus and How to Be a Good Creature

“As always, Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce champion the dog’s point of view. Unleashing Your Dog is a scholarly book that is also a delightful must-read for dogs’ human companions. It will enrich their dog savvy and improve their dogs’ quality of life by giving them the opportunity to experience life through their dogs’ eyes — well, actually, their noses and ears. I loved this book.”
— Dr. Ian Dunbar, author of Before and After Getting Your Puppy

“A must-read for all dog owners. We could all do with understanding our canine companions a bit better.”
Modern Dog