Do Dogs Dream? : Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know
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Do Dogs Dream? : Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know

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Do dogs dream? Can they recognize themselves in the mirror or understand what they’re seeing on television? Are they more intelligent than cats? People have a great curiosity—and many misunderstandings—about how dogs think, act, and perceive the world. They also wonder about the social and emotional lives of dogs. Stanley Coren brings decades of scientific research on dogs...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 16th 2012 by Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc (first published July 1st 2012)
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Sep 17, 2012 Victor rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Victor by: Weber County Library
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Dogs may be man's best friends, but understanding what they think and what they do takes some effort. As the proud owner of two mini dachsunds, I feel I get what they are trying to say about half the times, and the rest of the times there are impases. Don't get me wrong, I love my dogs to death and try to go out of my way to be a great pet to them.

I want to start by saying that I enjoyed most fo the information given in this book. Stanley Coren is able to present information in a nice narrative;...more
Dr. Coren uses historic, survival, and evolutional referances to explain or estimate why some of the behaviours, and misbehaviours of dogs occur. Coren is a psychologist at University of British Columbia who has written extensively about many topics. He answers some obscure yet important topics like Why do dogs eat bones? Why do dogs have declaws? Can dogs get Alzheimers? just to name a few. If you can’t read the whole book, then you must read these two hilarious chapters: “Do Dogs Have the Same...more
Not much to this one. I do like the format of questions & answers which makes it easy to skip anything I'm not interested in reading.
Mary Lou
Some parts more interesting than other. Easy format & mostly entertaining.
The author looks at the latest scientific research to answer some questions about dogs. Yes, dogs do dream.Some other dog facts: Dogs see color, but not as many colors as humans. Red is dark brownish gray or black to a dog. Vision is less than a human - like seeing through gauze. TVs flicker too much for a dog to recognize the images. But as TV quality improves, more dogs are taking interest. Hearing is more sensative than humans. They can hear much higher frequencies, and those are the last to...more
The information listed in this book is fascinating, and builds on some of what Coren has previously written, such as "The Intelligence of Dogs" and "Why We Love the Dogs We Do." I learned a lot, including facts about how dogs see, hear and smell, and how they dream. Do not be fooled by the title, however, as dogs' dreams make up only a tiny portion of the book's material. This is much more of a general how-to manual for your dog (Coren even includes training tips). As such, it's not bad, but the...more
In Stanley Coren's latest addition to his string of wonderful books, he answers a number of questions about how our four-legged friends think and act.

How well can a dog taste? Does genetics determine a dog's personality? Why do dogs roll in garbage? Coren answers such questions in 3-4 pages, drawing on scientific studies to enhance his responses. He also includes a section on various approaches to training dogs such as clicker training, behavior capture, lure training, physical prompting, and sh...more
Analyzes the science and history of dogs to answer many of my questions about my dogs. Each question is self-contained, making it an excellent reference book to keep around. The questions were good choices, but I thought of 1 or 2 other questions I'd have liked to see. Was a great introduction to dogs for my non-pet-owning husband and in-laws. As a lifelong dog owner and a dog trainer, even I learned a great deal. Highly recommend getting a copy of this book to keep rather than borrowing it.
I did learn a couple of things, i.e. the origin of dewclaws was interesting, but after reading lots of books about dog behavior, this was lightweight, basic and just a good source of info for someone who has never researched canine behavior. The title is misleading since there's just a small blurb on dog dreams (spoiler alert: they do dream)that is no more in depth than the one on how dogs use their tails.
I thought I knew a lot about dog behavior; however, this book blew my mind! This novel contains simple answers to some of the most common canine questions such as, whether dogs dream and why dogs urinate on fire hydrants. It is a quick read and will be an absolute delight for dog lovers and owners. Highly recommend!
Dewayne Stark
Having a dog I am prejudice in my opinions. Lots of interesting things I didn't know about my dog. She has rear dew claws which are rare according to the author. My dog never knew that. Dogs are smarter that cats. My dog knew that. Some people don't have a clue about training dogs. I knew that already.
It's not a page-turner; it's pretty dry, in fact. But it's chockablock with fascinating information about the animals that humans seem to love the most. (And I'm totally going to test Callie's ability to read our cues with the bucket game! So I've obviously gotten *something* out of this book.)
This is a FAQ. About dogs. Informative and entertaining. And it's about dogs. If you like dogs you'll like this book, and will learn things, some useful things and some things that are only interesting.
Wendy Davis
Answers a lot of interesting questions about dogs... Gives detailed answers and explains the research behind them. Not just someone's opinions on dog behavior. Enjoyed reading this book.
An light mix of fun, interesting and even some useful facts about your dogs. The Q&A format means you can easily skip over the questions you're not interested.
Very Interesting. Neat questions and answers. If you have specific questions about your dog- this book will answer them!
Not a heavyweight book, but lots of good information about dogs. Well-written, easy to read.
Jim Patterson
The FAQ approach to dealing with the subject dog issues was straight forward.
Marianne Mitchell
Great read. Lots of answers to dog questions, some you never thought to ask.
A very interesting fact book for anyone who's ever wondered about their dogs.
Katharine Holden
Light, rather shallow. Would make a good book for reading on the plane.
A FAQ of dog questions. Some very interesting, others not as much.
Nice collection of much of the research we have on dogs.
Lorri A
Interesting...not outstanding but interesting :o)
Light, fun and fast overview for we dog lovers.
yes they do
Spike Anderson
Very helpful
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