Anyone who lives with and loves dogs knows that they are smart. Really smart. They understand our body language and emotions, can be trained to perform important services, are devoted companions, and enjoy walks, tricks, dog sports or just hangin’ out on the couch. So, how “Dog Smart” are you? What do you know or wish to know about the dog’s history, perceptions, understanding of humans, and responses to different training methods? These topics and more come under the scrutiny of the Science Dog in Linda Case’s latest myth-busting book. Learn to separate fact from fiction about the relationship between dogs and wolves, whether dominance should be a factor in dog training, what forms of reinforcement work best, and how to apply evidence-based training methods. Dog Smart will not only help you to be a better trainer, but will give you the tools for communicating the most current information about dogs to others - including the popular Science Dog character, neighbor Joe (who happens to know a lot about dogs).
What experts are saying aboutDog Smart:
Dog Smart. The book your dog wants you to read! I often read dog behavior books and think to myself, this author loves science; or, this author loves dogs. What's clear from Linda's new book, is that she's truly passionate about both! Linda Case combines good, hearty science to back up her brilliant, jargon-free explanations of canine behavior, body language and learning. Whether it's answering a question about why dogs pull on the lead, whether they are capable of self-awareness and recognition, or finally putting the 'dominance myth' to bed once and for all, this is a book that you will read in one sitting, and then come back to time and again. Packed full of theory and practical advice, as well as brilliantly researched references for the student of canine behavior, this is the book that your dog wants you to read! - Sarah Whitehead, BA(Hons), MSc, CCAB, Clever Dog Company
It's Not All About Dominance! There's little I love better than canine science presented in an enjoyable and accessible style, and Linda Case nails it in her new book, Dog Smart. This is a great resource for any dog lover, whether pet lover or professional. It even includes what to say to your neighbor, who doesn't understand why it's not "all about dominance." So refreshing! Patricia McConnell, PhD, Applied Animal Behaviorist
Linda Case is a well-known author and dog trainer who speaks world-wide about evidence-based dog training, behavior and nutrition. She taught at the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine for 20 years and owns AutumnGold Dog Training Center in Illinois.