Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do


by Marc Bekoff

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Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do

by Marc Bekoff

ISBN: 9780226755694

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press

Publication Year:  2018

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  271

From the back cover:

For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. Just think about different behaviours you see at a dog park: We have a good understanding of what it means when they wag their tails – but what about when they sniff and roll on a stinky spot? Why do they play tug-of-war with one dog, while showing their bellies to another? Why are some dogs shy, while others are bold? What goes on in dogs’ heads and hearts – and how much can we know and understand?

Canine Confidential has the answers. Rooted in the most up-to-date research on cognition and emotion and written by award-winning scientist – and lifelong dog lover – Marc Bekoff, it not only brilliantly opens up the world of dog behaviour but also helps us understand how we can make our dogs’ lives the best they can possibly be.

“With the discerning eye of a scientist and the compassionate heart of a dog lover, the incomparable Bekoff illuminates the mysteries of dog behaviour. Insights and surprises adorn every page of this wonderful book. But aside from being a great read, Canine Confidential offers deeper value: armed with fresh understanding of your dog’s senses, physiology, and mind, you’ll find fun ways to make your life together even more meaningful and rewarding for both of you.” – Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

“Another thought-provoking, insightful manifesto from one of the most brilliant scientists of our time. Canine Confidential is a revolutionary perspective into the minds of our best friends, answering the questions everyone asks, as well as the questions no one has thought to ask. Well written, funny, and fascinating – you will never look at dogs the same way again.” – Brian Hare, coauthor of The Genius of Dogs

About the author:

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published more than thirty books, is a former Guggenheim Fellow, and was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behaviour Society for long-term significant contributions to the field of animal behaviour.

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 22.6 × 15.2 × 1.6 cm

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