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THE GENIUS OF DOGS: HOW DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN YOU THINK
by Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods (See other books by author)


Publisher: Dutton Adult
Edition:
2013 Paperback, 384 pages

ISBN: 9780142180464
Item: DEG166PBK
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Summary: Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog evolution, intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets. Many of you have met or heard Brian speak at APDT, now read his first book devoted to dog behavior which is sure to be a top seller among trainers and dog enthusiasts alike!

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Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets. Many of you have met or heard Brian speak at APDT, now read his first book devoted to dog behavior which is sure to be a top seller among trainers and dog enthusiasts alike!

In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom.

Brian Hare's stunning discovery is that when dogs domesticated themselves as early as 40,000 years ago they became far more like human infants than their wolf ancestors. Domestication gave dogs a whole new kind of social intelligence. This finding will change the way we think about dogs and dog training—indeed, the revolution has already begun.

Hare's seminal research has led him to work with every kind of dog from the tiniest shelter puppy to the exotic New Guinea singing dog, from his own childhood dog, Oreo, to the most fashionable schnoodle. The Genius of Dogs is nothing less than the definitive dog book of our time by the researcher who started a revolution.

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The Genius of Dogs is a fantastic book. It makes it very clear that there are different kinds of intelligence. All dog lovers should read this book.
Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation

The definitive dog book of our time by the researcher who started a revolution.
Daniel J. Levitin, author of This is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs

A masterful account of the way science is revealing just how smart dogs can be. Fascinating and highly readable.
John Bradshaw, University of Bristol, author of Dog Sense

With the help of some wolves, Russian foxes, New Guinea singing dogs and a Labrador Retriever named Oreo, Brian Hare tells us about his fascinating search for an understanding of how dogs think and communicate.
Stanley Coren, author of Do Dogs Dream and Born to Bark

Brian Hare is a professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, where he founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center. Vanessa Woods is a research scientist at the center as well as an award-winning journalist and the author of Bonobo Handshake. Hare and Woods are married and live in North Carolina.


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Poor Grade for Genius, March 4, 2013
Reviewer: Michael Baugh CDBC, CPDT-KSA
I wanted to love this book and ended up hating it. In fact, it scares me a bit.

Hare's own research is interesting. It also adds richness to the marketplace of ideas.

However, his attack on dog trainers in Chapter 10 is both shocking and vitriolic. He writes about speaking at a dog training conference where he was surprised to meet trainers discussing, teaching and using Behaviorism. He writes, 'It was like a spaceship had landed and a whole bunch of aliens had jumped out and announced they were taking us all back to the fifties.' He goes on to write, '... the Skinnerian view of learning was rejected and replaced by a cognitive approach.' The next segment of the book is called 'The Tyranny of Behaviorism.'

I found it odd - appalling really - that Hare so strongly rejects such well-established science in the area of animal learning. I expected better from him. Perhaps I shouldn't have.

Debunking Learning Theory in a book so heavily promoted doesn't just belie the book's credibility. It also fails its readers and puts dogs at risk. Dog Lovers who read this book and believe Hare's notion that Behaviorism is a relic of a bygone era will be left confused. And, when humans get confused we all know who suffers.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
 
A REAL GEM!, February 21, 2013
Reviewer: Ron Bevacqua,AA,BA,CPDT
THE GENIUS OF DOGS is the best book... bar none... that reflects the most currant data on the mind of the dog! Please, please buy, read and study this wonderful book , your K9 will be glad you did. And finally, we have the research that cuts through all the emotional camps that claim the best way and the only way to train one's dog!
 
A REAL GEM!, February 21, 2013
Reviewer: Ron Bevacqua,AA,BA,CPDT
THE GENIUS OF DOGS is the best book... bar none... that reflects the most currant data on the mind of the dog! Please, please buy, read and study this wonderful book , your K9 will be glad you did. And finally, we have the research that cuts through all the emotional camps that claim the best way and the only way to train one's dog!
 

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