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Inside Of A Dog ~ Alexandra Horowitz

June 12th, 2010, 04:53 PM
Inside of a Dog ~ What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz is by far one of the most wonderful books I've read to date. Not about training dogs with what we'd like them to do but, about why dogs do what they do and how they perceive their world through their senses. A truly delightful book with many moments of "ah ha" throughout.

What is it like to be a dog?

In her new book, Alexandra Horowitz evokes the dog's perspective by interweaving the science of dog cognition and perception with personal reflections on her own dog's behavior. Ranging from what it might be like to be able to smell sadness in humans or the passage of time; how the smallest Chihuahua can play with the most formidable Great Dane; the experience of hearing the hum of fluorescent lights; to why some dogs relentlessly pursue bicycle or ball, Inside of a Dog gives us insights into how dogs view the world. This book gives anyone who lives with, deals with, or admires dogs a new understanding of their sensory abilities, a nuanced interpretation of their behavior, and an appreciation of their minds.

June 12th, 2010, 04:55 PM
I'm currently reading this! I've been working on it for a while and am about half-way through.

Really a good read - so enlightening!

November 21st, 2012, 04:40 PM
Sounds like a good book. I have always wondered what my pets feel and why they act like they do. I will have to check the library to see if they have it and if not I will request they find it for me.

November 22nd, 2012, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the heads up. Looks like a good one to put on my Christmas list, my list for me. :)