researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine
Cognition Center—and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog
intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets.
In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in
the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare,
have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is
unique in the animal kingdom.
Brian Hare’s stunning discovery is that when dogs
domesticated themselves as early as 40,000 years ago they became far more like
human infants than their wolf ancestors. Domestication gave dogs a whole new
kind of social intelligence. This finding will change the way we think about
dogs and dog training—indeed, the revolution has already begun.
research has led him to work with every kind of dog, from the tiniest shelter
puppy to the exotic New Guinea singing dog, from his own childhood dog, Oreo,
to the most fashionable schnoodle. The Genius of Dogs is nothing less
than the definitive dog book of our time by the researcher who started a
revolution. Download and start listening now!