An all-encompassing and fun reference from an award-winning scientist and dog lover
Dr. Marc Bekoffis an expert at turning cutting-edge science into practical, reader-friendly information. The encyclopedic entries in this book cover everything related to dog care, dog-human relationships, and dog behavior, cognition, and emotions, making this the accessible book that every dog lover should have. In concise, readable A-through-Z entries, Bekoff covers it all, from aggression to pack formation to zoomies, and explores why dogs do what they do; exactly how to meet any dog eye-to-eye, nose-to-nose, and ear-to-ear to understand their world better; and how tuning in to a dog’s unique personality leads to happier dogs and happier human companions.
What experts are saying about Dogs Demystified:
“Dog owners are so lucky; Marc Bekoff has done it again. Dogs Demystified is beyond fascinating, and Bekoff’s sheer wealth of knowledge shines through, creating awe and wonderment. A page-turner!”
— Dr. Ian Dunbar, author of Before and After Getting Your Puppy and Barking Up the Right Tree
“In Dogs Demystified, Marc Bekoff explains how to understand your dog’s personality and behavior and how to care for them. Grounded in science and full of fun, this compassionate and accessible book will appeal to everyone who loves dogs. Everything you ever wanted to know about dogs is here.”
— Zazie Todd, PhD, author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy
“With whimsical drawings by Joan Baez and a laudatory foreword by Jane Goodall, Marc Bekoff’s Dogs Demystified provides a tidy guide to all things dog that will enlighten and amuse everyone who cares about these complex creatures. First-time dog owners and seasoned dog veterans alike should flock to read what Bekoff has to say.”
— Mark Derr, author of How the Dog Became the Dog
Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals, is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a former Guggenheim fellow. He has published more than a thousand scientific and popular essays and thirty books. He lives in Boulder.