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Dog Sense by John Bradshaw

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. 

What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in "Dog Sense" he uses the latest scientific research to show 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. 

Bradshaw offers some important-and unconventional- revelations about how to improve dogs' welfare: 

* Don't be an 'alpha' - Trying to control dogs by acting dominant will just frighten them. 

* Understand your dog's emotional limitations. - The latest research suggests that dogs can feel love but not guilt. 

* Avoid punishment. - As a general rule, positive reinforcement is the best way to control a dog's behavior. 

* Respect your dog's senses. - Dogs have extremely sensitive ears and noses, and intense stimuli can make them miserable. 

* Look beyond breed. - Personality and trainability should be the priorities when selecting a pet. 

* Teach your dog to cope with being left alone. - Dogs are emotionally dependent upon humans and can become distressed without us. 

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