A New York Times bestseller, Dog Sense is a must-read for any dog owner or dog-lover who wants to better understand man's best friend
Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither-and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. In Dog Sense, renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw uses groundbreaking research into human-animal interactions to show us how humans can live in harmony with-not just dominion over-their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.
Basic Books; May 2012
- ISBN: 9780465031634
- Edition: 2
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Dog Sense
- Author: John Bradshaw
Imprint: Basic Books
In The Press
"From wolf to worker, the book tracks the evolution of the canine to help owners better understand their dog's behavior. Bradshaw also reexamines our modern day dog relationship and encourages owners to honor their pets for the unique animals they are."—
About The Author
John Bradshaw is Foundation Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, where he was previously the University Research Theme Leader for Animal Welfare and Behaviour. Author of the New York Times bestsellers Dog Sense, Cat Sense, and The Trainable Cat. Bradshaw has contributed articles on cats and dogs to BBC Wildlife magazine, Your Cat magazine, BC Focus magazine, and the New York Daily News.