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Download For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (898 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia B. McConnell Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we differ. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new audiobook about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings, including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love.

In For the Love of a Dog, McConnell suggests that one of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they express emotions in ways similar to humans. After all, who can communicate joy better than a puppy? But not all emotional expressions are obvious, and McConnell teaches both beginning dog owners and experienced dog lovers how to read the more subtle expressions hidden behind fuzzy faces and floppy ears.

For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation - a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of man's best friend at his worst and at his very best. Listeners will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotions in both species can improve the relationship between them. Thus, McConnell introduces us to the possibility of a richer, more rewarding relationship with our dogs.

While we may never be absolutely certain of what our dogs are feeling, with the help of this riveting book we can understand more than we ever thought possible. Those who consider their dogs part of the family will find For the Love of a Dog engaging, enlightening, and utterly engrossing.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/15/2014

    " More folks need to be educated about their dogs. This is a wonderful book to illustrate many misconceptions humans have about canines. I think that many times we tend see things threw our eyes instead of seeing the effects of ignorance on our dogs. I didn't realize how ignorant I was until I started to take my dog ownership seriously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alice | 2/14/2014

    " if you are considering getting a dog you have to read this book! it talks about how to read emotions in humans and dogs. and how to deal with aggressive, scared, anxious dogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carrie B | 2/14/2014

    " Very academic but I learned some interesting things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annemarie | 1/31/2014

    " a great christmas gift from my business partner! "

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