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The Intelligence of Dogs by Stanley Coren
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Sep 09, 2011

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Read from June 27 to August 30, 2010

Happy dance! It only took me a year, but I finished this informative and helpful book. Without some knowledge of experimental psychology, I think it would have read rather on the dry side. However, it nicely dovetailed with animal behavior concepts, intelligence theories, and test design. Also, the opening 2-3 chapters presented a very nice overview of the evolution of the dog and the history of the dog in various time periods and places. I'm stunned at how loyal and loving dogs are when you make the effort to know them on their own terms. Amazing creatures -- we have much to learn from them about how simple life is when you strip away the human chaos.

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