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My dog is a genius : understand and improve your dog's intelligence

Author: David Taylor
Publisher: London : Hamlyn, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether you have a prize-winning poodle or a much-loved mongrel this practical, fascinating and fun book shows you how to bring out the inner genius in your dog. Begin by learning to understand his natural abilities and in-bred talents, then assess how clever he really is with the relevant step-by-step tests and experiments provided by each chapter, such as proving your dog can count, testing your pet's memory and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Taylor
ISBN: 9780600616559 060061655X
OCLC Number: 187294102
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The mind of a dog: Human perception of intelligence and what it means to dogs; How your dog's mind works; Different types of intelligence - emotional, adaptive, instinctive; Sense; How your dog learns new things; Smart breeds and mongrels: Which are the smartest breeds?; What special abilities does your breed have?; How to decode your mongrel (which breeds made him); Understanding your dog: How to read your dog's behaviour; Understanding the different stimuli behind your dog's actions; How to talk to your dog; How intelligent is your dog?: The science behind intelligence testing; Tests and quizzes to see how smart your pooch is; How to make your dog smarter: Step-by-step training to heighten his intelligence; Basic tasks like recall, wait and stay; Advanced training including treasure hunts and problem solving; Clever tricks for your canine genius: Tricks and showy stunts that make your pet look top dog, including: Bringing you the remote control; Standing tall and shaking the hand of strangers; Counting; Healthy dog, healthy mind: Practical advice for keeping your dog healthy, happy and smart throughout his life; Fun ideas for everyday mental stimulation; The importance of exercise and diet; Index.
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Teaches you how to assess your dog's IQ and improve his faculties to turn your mutt from doggy dunce to caninestein.  Read more...

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