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The New Work of Dogs by Jon Katz
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Jan 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: books-read-in-2011
Recommended to Erin by: received as gift
Recommended for: dog lovers
Read from January 01 to 15, 2011 , read count: 1

As a dog lover, I really enjoyed this book. I especially liked that how the author integrated theory and research into the stories of people he met. Reading the chapters on the people and dogs he had met was very interesting, especially in light of the questions he raised: Are these new responsibilities we are asking/expecting dogs to take on good for either them or us? It's a question that is hard to answer and easy to ignore. Most importantly, though, it's a question that probably doesn't really have a set answer. The people-dog relationships described in this book make that clear.
As far as content goes, there was some language in some of the chapters, but it was not pervasive throughout the book.

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