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The Social Dog

Author : Juliane Kaminski
ISBN : 9780124079311
Genre : Nature
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Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion. Reviews the state of the art of research on dog social interactions and cognition Includes topics on dog-dog as well as dog-human interactions Features contributions from leading experts in the field, which examine current studies while highlighting the potential for future research
Category: Nature

Genetics And The Social Behavior Of The Dog

Author : John Paul Scott
ISBN : 0226743381
Genre : Pets
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Based on twenty years of research at the Jackson Laboratory using basenjis and cocker spaniels, this classic study examines the role heredity plays in the development of dog behavior.
Category: Pets

The Social Lives Of Dogs

Author : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
ISBN : 9780743422369
Genre : Pets
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Explores how dogs adapt to life with their human owners, contributing to a comfortable environment by making adjustments, accomodating to newcomers, and forming alliances within the household's various subgroups. Reprint.
Category: Pets

The Key To Better Communication With Your Dog

Author : Barbara Ertel
ISBN : 9783748237594
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Just imagine you were looking for your first dog, a puppy, and when you contacted a breeder he would ask of you that you needed to learn everything about dogs from him, before he would trust you with one of his puppies. As a 19-year-old I desperately wanted to own a dog, so I agreed to be taught by the breeder Karl Werner. I was not expecting that what I was going to learn would shape my view on dogs in a very crucial way. Even less did I realise that more than 40 years later I was going to pass on this knowledge to others by writing this book. This is not based on theory, but only on the practical experience from three generations of the Werner family. They possessed a key to a dog communication system which they called the Inherited Pack Position.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Prairie Dogs

Author : C. N. Slobodchikoff
ISBN : 0674031814
Genre : Nature
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Slobodchikoff and colleagues synthesize the results of their long-running study of Gunnison s prairie dogs ("Cynomys gunnisoni"), one of the keystone species of the short-grass prairie ecosystem. By examining the complex factors behind prairie dog decline, we can begin to understand the problems inherent in our adversarial relationship with the natural world."
Category: Nature

Dog Training Tricks

Author : Tammie Rogers
ISBN : 9780760345689
Genre : Pets
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Presents a step-by-step introduction to dog training, covering such topics as manners, basic training skills, competition skills, and trick training.
Category: Pets

Dog Behaviour Evolution And Cognition

Author : Ádám Miklósi
ISBN : 9780199646661
Genre : Science
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This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. This second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society. An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics. This second edition recognises and discusses the fact that dogs are increasingly being used as model organisms for studying aspects of human biology, such as genetic diseases and ageing. Specific attention is also given in this edition to attachment behaviour which emerges between humans and dogs, the importance of inter-specific communication in the success of dogs in human communities and the broad aspects of social cognition and how this may contribute to human-dog cooperation Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists, veterinarians, and sociologists.
Category: Science

Dogs

Author : Darcy F. Morey
ISBN : 9781139788717
Genre : Science
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This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. The timing of dog domestication receives attention, with comparisons between different genetics-based models and archaeological evidence. Allometric patterns between dogs and their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs underwent. Dog burials highlight a unifying theme of the whole book: the development of a distinctive social bond between dogs and people; the book also explores why dogs and people relate so well to each other. Though cosmopolitan in overall scope, the greatest emphasis is on the New World, with an entire chapter devoted to dogs of the arctic regions, mostly in the New World. Discussion of several distinctive modern roles of dogs underscores the social bond between dogs and people.
Category: Science

Navigating The Social World

Author : Mahzarin R. Banaji
ISBN : 9780199890712
Genre : Psychology
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Navigating the social world requires sophisticated cognitive machinery that, although present quite early in crude forms, undergoes significant change across the lifespan. This book will be the first to report on evidence that has accumulated on an unprecedented scale, showing us what capacities for social cognition are present at birth and early in life, and how these capacities develop through learning in the first years of life. The volume will highlight what is known about the discoveries themselves but also what these discoveries imply about the nature of early social cognition and the methods that have allowed these discoveries — what is known concerning the phylogeny and ontogeny of social cognition. To capture the full depth and breadth of the exciting work that is blossoming on this topic in a manner that is accessible and engaging, the editors invited 70 leading researchers to develop a short report of their work that would be written for a broad audience. The purpose of this format was for each piece to focus on a single core message: are babies aware of what is right and wrong, why do children have the same implicit intergroup preferences that adults do, what does language do to the building of category knowledge, and so on. The unique format and accessible writing style will be appealing to graduate students and researchers in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology.
Category: Psychology

The Dog Trainer S Resource

Author : Mychelle Blake
ISBN : 9781929242955
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today's professional dog trainer needs to develop expertise in a wide variety of fields: learning theory, training techniques, classroom strategies, marketing, community relations, and business development and management. This collection of articles from APDT's "Chronicle of the Dog" will prove a valuable resource for trainers and would-be trainers. Learn what you need to know from experts like Bob Bailey, Jean Donaldson, Ian Dunbar, Nicole Wilde, Sue Sternberg, and Karen Overall.
Category: Business & Economics