Why Do Dogs Like Balls?: More Than 200 Canine Quirks, Curiosities, and Conundrums Revealed

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Pets - 176 pages
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Do dogs believe pictures of dogs are real? Why do dogs turn in a circle before they lie down? Can you trust someone your dog hates? Dog owners have questions; here are the answers to more than 200 of them, provided by two of the most knowledgeable writers in the field. Fun to read, eye-opening, and filled with important facts that every fan of Fido should know, it encompasses topics ranging from doggie intelligence (Can dogs learn to read?) to canine behavior, body, and senses (Can a dog sniff out cancer?). Find out if blind dogs are sad, whether dogs should be allowed to roam, why they lick you, and why they wag their tails. You’ll gain a better, deeper understanding of your best friend.
 

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Contents

DOG BEHAVIOR
1
CANINE INTELLIGENCE
33
Do dogs mourn?
48
THE CANINE BODY
55
Why dont dogs get hairballs?
66
Do dogs legs ever fall asleep?
72
Can all dogs swim?
78
A DOGS SENSES
97
Does cropping a dogs ears make him hear better?
117
THE SEXUAL DOG
123
DOG CARE
141
Are eggs good for a dogs coat?
144
Should you let your dog roam?
150
Do dogs have souls and do they go to heaven?
156
Whats the prettiest dog?
161
Whats the oldest breed of dog?
167

Do dogappeasing pheromones work?
105
Do some breeds have better eyesight than others?
111

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About the author (2008)

D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an enthusiastic dog breeder and exhibitor. She is the author of 17 dog books and many dog-related magazine articles.

Margaret H. Bonham is a dog trainer, and the author of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, A Complete Pet Owner's Manual.

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