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Inside of a dog : what dogs see, smell, and know

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Scribner trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Horowitz
ISBN: 9781416583431 : PAP 1416583432 : PAP
OCLC Number: 757887558
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2009. With additional material.
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prelude --
A prefatory note on the dog, training, and owners --
Calling a dog "the dog" --
Training dogs --
The dog and his owner --
Umwelt : from the dog's point of nose --
Take my raincoat : please --
A tick's view of the world --
Putting our umwelt caps on --
The meaning of things --
Asking dogs --
Dog kisses --
Dogologist --
Belonging to the house --
How to make a dog : step-by-step instructions --
How wolves become dogs --
Unwolfy --
And then our eyes met- --
Fancy dogs --
The one difference between breeds --
Animals with an asterisk --
Canis unfamiliaris --
Making your dog --
Sniff --
Sniffers --
The nose nose --
The vomeronasal nose --
The brave smell of a stone --
The smelly ape --
You showed fear --
The smell of disease --
The smell of a dog --
Leaves and grass --
Brambish and brunky --
Mute --
Out loud --
dog-eared --
The opposite of mute --
Whimpers, growls, squeaks, and chuckles --
Woof --
Body and tail --
Inadvertent and intent --
Dog-eyed --
Eyes of the ball-holder --
Go get the ball! --
Go get the green ball! Go get the green bouncing ball- on the TV! --
Visual umwelt --
Seen by a dog --
The eyes of a child --
The attention of animals --
Mutual gaze --
Gaze following --
Attention-getting --
Showing --
Manipulating attention --
Canine anthropologists --
Dog's psychic powers deconstructed --
Reading us --
All about you --
Noble mind --
Dog smarts --
Learning from others --
Puppy see, puppy do --
more human than bird --
Theory of mind --
Theory of dog mind --
Playing into mind --
What happened to the Chihuahua --
Non-human --
Inside of a dog --
What a dog knows --
What it is like --
You had me at hello --
Bondables --
Touching animals --
At hello --
The dance --
The bond effect --
The importance of mornings --
Go for a "smell walk" --
Train thoughtfully --
Allow for his dogness --
Consider the source --
Give him something to do --
Play with him --
Look again --
Spy on him --
Don't bathe your dog every day --
Read the dog's tells --
Pet friendly --
Get a mutt --
Anthropomorphize with umwelt in mind.
Responsibility: Alexandra Horowitz.

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A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.

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