How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication (Paperback)

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“A must read for all dog owners.” —The Washington Post
“The best key to what dogs are thinking.” —The Seattle Times

How to Speak Dog is one of the few books today that show us what dogs are trying to tell us, not just how we can control them.

Parlez-vous Doggish?

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, or “Doggish,” and makes effective communication a reality.

Drawing on substantial research in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and years of personal experience, Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can understand language at about the level of a two-year-old human. While actual conversation of the sort Lassie seemed capable of in Hollywood mythmaking remains forever out of reach, Coren shows us that a great deal of real communication is possible beyond the giving and obeying of commands.

How to Speak Dog not only provides the sounds, words, actions, and movements with which we can effectively communicate with our dogs, but also deciphers the signs that our dogs give to us. With easy-to-follow tips on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk with one another, original drawings illustrating the subtleties of their body language, and a handy visual glossary and “Doggish” phrasebook, How to Speak Dog gives dog lovers the skills they need to improve their relationships with their pets.

About the Author

Stanley Coren an international authority on sidedness, is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (2010), among other books.

Praise For…

"The best key yet to what dogs are thinking -- the closest thing we have to King Solomon's magic ring."
— Audrey C. Foote

"A must-read for all dog owners....This could be one of the most important literary purchases you ever make."
— Ranny Green

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743202978
ISBN-10: 074320297X
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: April 17th, 2001
Pages: 288
Language: English