A Dog World Top 12 Training and Behavior Book - 2010!
Dogs have deliberate, subtle, and often humorous ways of expressing themselves. Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook includes 1,000 images of dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. It was created for everyone interested in dogspet owners, trainers, veterinarians, ethologists, and behaviorists. Using the interdisciplinary language of photography, Barbara Handelman illustrates and explains canine behavior and communication. Her book establishes a common understanding and vocabulary for people interested in, and working with, dogs.
Canine Behavior is structured in many user-friendly ways, including alphabetical organization of the terminology, cross referencing, and, both a detailed table of contents, and an index. Those interested in both wild and domestic dog behavior will spend hours, if not years, studying and learning from this book.
An encyclopedic resource for all dog lovers and dog professionals
· Learn how to interpret behavior. For example, is it aggression or fear you're seeing?
· Find out how anatomy affects behavioral displays and communication.
· Trainers can use it for teaching students to interpret important behavioral expressions.
· Gain a thorough understanding of how dogs learn.
Bonus! Test your knowledge with a photographic question and answer section.
What canine ethologists and behaviorists are saying about Barbara Handelman's Canine Behavior
The pictures speak for themselves and illustrate magnificently the various aspects of canine behavior. In addition,the accompanying text gives good and sound explanations and the author keeps it all in an easily accessible language. Highly commendable. All serious students of canine behavior should include this book in the Dog Language and Evolution of Canine Social Behavior
It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words and Barbara Handelman shows how true this is. Dogs around the world will surely benefit from this easy to read book.
Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado, and author of The Emotional Lives of Animals
Canine Behavior has the best array of illustrations of canid behavior that we've ever seen. The inclusion of Monty Sloan's photographs of wolves at Wolf Park gives a perspective to the book that is varied, in-depth, and unusual in the literature. The photos and illustrations show subtle motions that make up a sequence of motor patterns so critical for canid communication or performance.
Raymond and Lorna Coppinger, Co-authors of Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, and Evolution
An extremely thorough reference work.
James O'Heare, CABC, author of Aggressive Behavior in Dogs and The Dog Aggression Workbook
Barbara Handelman has been a Clinical Mental Health Counselor for forty years. Her early work focused on relationship therapy with non-verbal children. In that context, Handelman became a careful observer of human body language. Studying the ways dogs use their bodies to communicate became a natural extension of her work with children. She is now a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) specializing in training assistance dogs for people with disabilities. She is the author of Clicker Train Your Own Assistance Dog DVD/CD. Barbara lives in Norwich, Vermont with her husband, Bob, their Aussie, Moon, German Shepherd, Luca, and their Collie, Pan.
What reviewers are saying...
MY PET WORLD
There aren't many books out there with 1,000 photos of dogs (and also wolves) expressing themselves. You'll see signs of mild stress, which range from a paw lift to lip licking to blinking. A yawn may simply mean a dog is tired, or indicate stress. Stretching can also be a sign of stress. Dogs are constantly communicating non-verbally. This book is a must for anyone truly interested in translating what canines are saying. Steve Dale
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Dog and canine lovers are in for a treat if they pick up "Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook". Featuring one thousand photos covering everything from common dogs to wolves, foxes, and coyotes, "Canine Behavior" is complete and comprehensive in its coverage of canine species. Alongside the black and white photography are examinations of canine behavior with tips for dog owners peppered throughout. "Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook" is a must have for any dog person and for community library pets/wildlife collections. James A. Cox