What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World (Hardback)

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In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach readers that the nose knows no bounds when it comes to working together, being persistent, and helping others.

Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he’s only one of many thousands of scent-detection dogs all over the United States. That’s a group that includes cadaver dogs, tracking, trailing, and apprehension dogs; dogs that can locate unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers; and even dogs that can find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake.

All these dogs love to use their noses. They think their job is simply the best, most interesting game they’ve ever played! What good working dogs can do may seem magical or mysterious, but What the Dog Knows shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these amazing abilities.

What experts are saying about What The Dog Knows Young Readers Edition:
“[Cat Warren] shows us how books can engage a reader’s curiosity while illustrating the power of honesty and learning from one’s mistakes. A brilliant addition to a Young Reader’s library.” -- Patricia B. McConnell, author of THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH

"A fresh and fascinating account of life living and working with a sniffer dog who is not only a great buddy, but can also find bodies buried in the woods. Equal parts detective story, animal adventure, and voyage of discovery." -- Clive Wynne, author of DOG IS LOVE: WHY AND HOW YOUR DOG LOVES YOU

“What the Dog Knows is far more uplifting than any book featuring human cadavers, regular tick sightings, and travels through poison ivy has any right to be. Go find it!” -- Alexandra Horowitz, author of INSIDE OF A DOG YOUNG READERS EDITION: WHAT DOGS SEE, SMELL, AND KNOW

Cat Warren is a professor at North Carolina State University, where she teaches science journalism, editing, and creative nonfiction courses. Before starting her academic career, Warren worked for newspapers across the United States, reporting on crime, poverty, and politics, from California to Wyoming to Connecticut. Warren started training her young German shepherd, Solo, as a cadaver dog in 2004. She and Solo were called to search for the missing across North Carolina for a number of years.