My Dog is a Genius
Understand and Improve Your Dog's Intelligence
ISBN10: 0764138588 ISBN13: 9780764138584 Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc Published: Apr 1 2008 Pages: 144 Weight: 1.08lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 7.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Dogs are smarter than most people think! With help from this entertaining book, owners of prize-winning canines, ordinary mongrels, and all other kinds in between can learn how to bring out their pooch's inner genius. The author starts off by describing the mind of a typical dog, focusing on its perceptions, emotions, instincts, and ways in which it learns. He discusses special abilities and traits of specific breeds, and tells how to "decode" a mongrel--that is, figure out the different breeds that produced it. Chapters that follow advise on how to interpret a dog's behavior, how to test a dog's intelligence by confronting it with simple tasks, and how to heighten the intelligence it already possesses. Finally, the author suggests clever tricks and shows how to teach them. They include a nose flip and catch, performed with a dog biscuit; an exercise in simple counting of objects, and several others. Here's how to elevate man's best friend from doggy dunce to canine-Einstein, and have fun while doing it. Approximately 200 color photos.