Welcome Features Dogwise Publishing DVDs and Audio Dogwise Publishing Sale Outlet Toys & Products  

New! $5 for orders under $50, Free shipping for any orders over $50 - All 50 States!


Books & Products
By Subject
Toys & Products
Best Sellers - New & Improved!
Newest Books and Products!
Gift Certificates
Book Reviews
Find Out How
Resources & Info
Dogwise Newsletters
Dogwise Email List
Customer Reading
Lists
Let Us Know About
Your Book, eBook, or DVD
Become an Affiliate
Become a Reseller
Reading Lists
APDT, CPDT
IAABC
IACP
SVBT
Help & Contacts
About Us
Contact Us
Shipping Policy
Terms and Conditions
Returns
In Wenatchee, WA?
Come shop at our warehouse

Save up to 80% on Bargain Books! Click here for Sale, Clearance and hard to find Out of Print titles!
Click Here!

Prefer to order by phone? Call Us!
1-800-776-2665
8AM - 4PM M-F Pacific Time

 


HOW DOGS WORK
by Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein (See other books by author)


Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Edition:
2015 Hardback, 224 pages

ISBN: 9780226128139
Item: DTB1399
Ships the next business day.

Summary: Finally, a new book from our old friend Ray Coppinger!! For those of you interested in Ray's take on behavior, ethology and how dogs learn, this is the book for you. How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as “man’s best friend,” but what actually drives the things they do? This is an outstanding and up-to-date guide to understanding your dog and his behavior with a very complete bibliography for those of you who want to see more of the most recent research.

Price: $26.00 Add this item to my cart.

Expanded Description:

Finally, a new book from our old friend Ray Coppinger!! For those of you interested in Ray's take on behavior, ethology and how dogs learn, this is the book for you. How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as “man’s best friend,” but what actually drives the things they do? This is an outstanding and up-to-date guide to understanding your dog and his behavior with a very complete bibliography for those of you who want to see more of the most recent research.

Approaching dogs as a biological species rather than just as pets, Coppinger and Feinstein accessibly synthesize decades of research and field experiments to explain the evolutionary foundations underlying dog behaviors. They examine the central importance of the shape of dogs: how their physical body (including the genes and the brain) affects behavior, how shape interacts with the environment as animals grow, and how all of this has developed over time. Shape, they tell us, is what makes a champion sled dog or a Border collie that can successfully herd sheep. Other chapters in How Dogs Work explore such mysteries as why dogs play; whether dogs have minds, and if so what kinds of things they might know; why dogs bark; how dogs feed and forage; and the influence of the early relationship between mother and pup. Going far beyond the cozy lap dog, Coppinger and Feinstein are equally fascinated by what we can learn from the adaptations of dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and even pumas in the wild, as well as the behavior of working animals like guarding and herding dogs.

We cherish dogs as family members and deeply value our lengthy companionship with them. But, isn’t it time we knew more about who Fido and Trixie really are? How Dogs Work will provide some keys to unlocking the origins of many of our dogs' most common, most puzzling, and most endearing behaviors.

What experts are saying about How Dog Work:
How Dogs Work draws on the authors' extensive knowledge from years of experience and field experiments. They have done more serious, hands-on experiments with dogs, over a longer period of time, than almost any other researcher, which makes their research worth paying close attention to. While offering an integrated perspective for viewing and understanding the behaviors of dogs, the book is also entertaining and informative due to its frequent use of colorful examples.
Lynette Hart, author of The Perfect Puppy: How to Choose Your Dog by Its Behavior

Packed with fascinating and provocative insights, How Dogs Work throws down the gauntlet to those who believe that dogs possess human-like feelings and cognitive capacities.
James Serpell, author of In the Company of Animals

Raymond Coppinger is professor emeritus of biology at Hampshire College. His books include Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, and Evolution, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Mark Feinstein is professor of cognitive science at Hampshire College.


Dig In

Front Cover
Back Cover
TOC_1
TOC_2

See all 6 Pages.

Dogwise Thinks You Might Enjoy:

Customers who bought this product also bought:

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Ranking:
Write a review for this product!
 
New Paradigm, January 11, 2016
Reviewer: Kevin Behan
Coppinger and Feinstein have pushed the old paradigm to its breaking point. Currently dogdom turns to high cognitive processes to account for intelligently adaptive and complex behaviors in our best friends. But Coppinger and Feinstein show that this is no longer logical. Their application of intrinsic rules, accommodative processes and emergence capacities show how complex and adaptive behaviors that are prototypical of dogs, evolved independent of natural or artificial selective pressures. This means that a new synthesis of the evidence is required. There is great scientific reasoning in this book, and then refreshing candor when that reaches its limits. No one can be well read on dogs without taking their argument into account.
 

We are now accepting Paypal!
PayPal Logo
Dogwise and the NCRC is offering free eBooks!
Click here to check them out!
This Week's Newsletter:
New DVD from Jane Killion and More


Lola lives in Wenatchee WA and is a Boxer / Ridgeback Mix.


TRY TRACKING! - THE PUPPY TRACKING PRIMER
- Carolyn Krause


LOVE HAS NO AGE LIMIT - WELCOMING AN ADOPTED DOG INTO YOUR HOME
- Patricia McConnell and Karen London


HOW TO FOSTER DOGS - FROM HOMELESS TO HOMEWARD BOUND
- Pat Miller


FROM BIRDBRAINED TO BRILLIANT - TRAINING THE SPORTING DOG TO BE A GREAT COMPANION
- Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell


CARTING WITH YOUR DOG - POSITIVE DRAFT TRAINING FOR FUN AND COMPETITION
- Laura Waldbaum


BARKING THE SOUND OF A LANGUAGE
- Turid Rugaas


CANINE MASSAGE IN 3 EASY STEPS DVD
- Natalie Lenton


THE CANINE THYROID EPIDEMIC – ANSWERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR DOG
- W. Jean Dodds, DVM & Diana Laverdure-Dunetz


FROM HOOFBEATS TO DOGSTEPS - A LIFE OF LISTENING TO AND LEARNING FROM ANIMALS
- Rachel Page Elliott


THE BUSINESS OF DOG WALKING - HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE
- Veronica Boutelle



  
© 2016 - All rights reserved
Dogwise a Direct Book Service Inc. Company
403 S. Mission St., Wenatchee WA 98801, USA
Questions, Comments? Contact Us
Please read our Privacy Policy