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The Resource How to speak dog : mastering the art of dog-human communication, Stanley Coren

How to speak dog : mastering the art of dog-human communication, Stanley Coren

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How to speak dog : mastering the art of dog-human communication
Title
How to speak dog
Title remainder
mastering the art of dog-human communication
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Coren
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • At long last, dogs will know just how smart their owners can be. By unlocking the secrets of the hidden language of dogs, psychologist Stanley Coren allows us into the doggy dialogue and makes two-way communication a reality. For the first time, instead of receiving an incomprehensible mash of mixed human signals, man's best friend will be treated to the proper use of dog language. Finally, effective communication can take place between canines and these "strange tall dogs" who have mystified them for so long
  • Building on research into the simplified language of "baby talk" (that nearly universally recognized "motherese" with which mothers speak to their infants), Coren provides insights into the structure and form of the simplified language that many dog owners use to communicate with their pets. A better understanding of this language, "Doggish," is the key to improved two-way communication. Coren provides not only the sounds, words, actions, and movements with which we can effectively communicate with our dogs, but deciphers the signs that our dogs give to us
  • By giving us the information we need to interpret the wagging of their tails, the flapping of their ears, the movement of their bodies, and the lapping of their tongues as much as their barks, Coren allows us into their rich world of communication, giving dog-lovers the skills they need to improve their relationships with their pets. Original drawings illustrate the subtleties of their body language, and a handy glossary is included for easy reference
  • As every owner will admit, dogs have an uncanny ability to respond to nuances of human speech. Although actual conversation of the sort Lassie seemed capable of in Hollywood mythmaking remains forever out of reach, research and observation show that a great deal of real communication is possible beyond the giving and obeying of commands. How to Speak Dog explores the limits of dogs' language abilities and charts the possibilities. It gives owners the key to interpret correctly not only information but emotional states. With easy-to-follow tips on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk with each other, Coren provides a surprising and fascinating window into the world of dog communication, why they speak and what they talk about
  • Drawing on substantial research in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and years of personal experience, Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can differentiate between 60 and 140 words, though some research suggests that dogs can hear many more and also pick words out of sentences and respond to them. How to Speak Dog examines people's beliefs about the ability of their dogs to communicate and contrasts those with the scientific reality. As Stanley Coren shows us, the gulf is more narrow than many people think--and the rewards of bridging it are endless
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How to speak dog : mastering the art of dog-human communication, Stanley Coren
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 20
  • 4
  • Is the Dog Really Listening?
  • 36
  • 5
  • Animal Noise or Animal Speech?
  • 45
  • 6
  • Dog Speaks
  • 54
  • 1
  • 7
  • Learning to Speak
  • 72
  • 8
  • Face Talk
  • 82
  • 9
  • Ear Talk
  • 96
  • 10
  • Conversations with Canines
  • Eye Talk
  • 105
  • 11
  • Tail Talk
  • 115
  • 12
  • Body Talk
  • 134
  • 13
  • Point of the Matter
  • 1
  • 151
  • 14
  • Sex Talk
  • 162
  • 15
  • Signing and Typing
  • 171
  • 16
  • Scent Talk
  • 183
  • 2
  • 17
  • Dogs Talking to Cats
  • 198
  • 18
  • Doggish Dialects
  • 211
  • 19
  • Is It Language?
  • 220
  • 20
  • Evolution and Animal Language
  • Talking Doggish and Doggerel
  • 228
  • 12
  • 3
  • A Dog Is Listening
Control code
ocm43526764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780684865348
Lccn
00023768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How to speak dog : mastering the art of dog-human communication, Stanley Coren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 20
  • 4
  • Is the Dog Really Listening?
  • 36
  • 5
  • Animal Noise or Animal Speech?
  • 45
  • 6
  • Dog Speaks
  • 54
  • 1
  • 7
  • Learning to Speak
  • 72
  • 8
  • Face Talk
  • 82
  • 9
  • Ear Talk
  • 96
  • 10
  • Conversations with Canines
  • Eye Talk
  • 105
  • 11
  • Tail Talk
  • 115
  • 12
  • Body Talk
  • 134
  • 13
  • Point of the Matter
  • 1
  • 151
  • 14
  • Sex Talk
  • 162
  • 15
  • Signing and Typing
  • 171
  • 16
  • Scent Talk
  • 183
  • 2
  • 17
  • Dogs Talking to Cats
  • 198
  • 18
  • Doggish Dialects
  • 211
  • 19
  • Is It Language?
  • 220
  • 20
  • Evolution and Animal Language
  • Talking Doggish and Doggerel
  • 228
  • 12
  • 3
  • A Dog Is Listening
Control code
ocm43526764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780684865348
Lccn
00023768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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