Our Book Review: If you ever wondered what canine noses are capable of, and maybe what secrets we can unlock with our own, this book is for you. We were very happy to have received a book from the publishing team of the dog enthusiast and researcher Alexandra Horowitz, who happily observes both dogs and people and runs the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College. She reveals how dogs take in the world and what humans can learn from them about the world we are missing. Although it starts scientific, don’t be scared off – it’s brief and there with a purpose. For the every day reader, Horowitz talks about dogs training for explosion detection and nosework games you can play at home with your own dog. Horowitz acts as a investigative reporter who takes the book reader into a brand new world where she shares her experiences there and asks lots of questions. Any dog owner who’s always curious or questioning what life is like from their dogs perspective will love this book. As a reader of both Inside a Dog and Being a Dog, we highly recommend checking them out.
What is it like to be a dog? In Inside of a Dog, 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.
Source: INSIDE A DOG
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