Publisher description for The intelligence of dogs : a guide to the thoughts, emotions, and inner lives or our canine companions / Stanley Coren.

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Counter How well to dogs understand language? Why can't  Rover read? Can you teach on old dog new tricks?  How smart is your dog? Psychologist Stanley Coren  answers these questions and more in this  enlightening resource for dog owners, potential dog owners,  and anyone who loves a good dog story. In the  best-selling tradition of The Hidden Life Of  Dogs and featured in national media from  USA Today and  Newsweek to "Charlie Rose" and  "Dateline NBC," The Intelligence Of  Dogs is an absorbing read that combines heroic  stories of dogs with the latest scientific and  psychological information and sections on how to:  Choose a family dog. Read your dog's body language.  Test your dog's smarts. Understand the sophisticated  language of the bark. Tailor a training program  for best results. And so much  more.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dogs Psychology, Animal intelligence