How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 21, 2010 - Pets - 288 pages
32 Reviews
Parlez-vous Doggish?

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 Communication

User Review  - Heather Browning - Goodreads

Best book I've read on understanding dogs. It makes me miss having a dog in my life. Coren is clearly deeply familiar with dogs and the ways in which they communicate, and he does a great job of ... Read full review

Review: How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication

User Review  - Indy Hart - Goodreads

How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication is a masterfully written reference on the topic of canine communication. Stanley Coren thoroughly describes the many methods and messages ... Read full review

Contents

Conversations with Canines
1
Evolution and Animal Language
12
A Dog Is Listening
20
Is the Dog Really Listening?
36
Animal Noise or Animal Speech?
47
The Dog Speaks
54
Learning to Speak
72
Face Talk
82
Signing and Typing
171
Scent Talk
183
Dogs Talking to Cats
198
Doggish Dialects
211
Is It Language?
220
Talking Doggish and Doggerel
228
One Last Word
246
Visual Glossary and Doggish Phrasebook
249

Ear Talk
97
Eye Talk
105
Tail Talk
115
Body Talk
135
The Point of the Matter
153
Sex Talk
162

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About the author (2010)

Stanley Coren an international authority on sidedness, is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (2010), among other books.

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