How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication (Google eBook)
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 move-ments 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, original drawings illustrating the subtleties of their body language, and a handy visual glossary and "Doggish" phrasebook, How to Speak Dog gives dog lovers the skills they need to improve their relationships with their pets.
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Review: How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human CommunicationUser Review - Alice - Goodreads
This book is thus far the most enlightening, beautifully written piece on dogs I've come across, and that is not just in comparison to all of the frivolous responses to my Google queries. (Well, maybe ... Read full review
Review: How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human CommunicationUser Review - Kasey - Goodreads
Very interesting and the drawings were extremely helpful Read full review
Signing and Typing
Dogs Talking to Cats
Is It Language?
Talking Doggish and Doggerel
One Last Word
Visual Glossary and Doggish Phrasebook