In Defence of Dogs

In Defence of Dogs: Why Dogs Need Our Understanding

Home & Garden , Pets, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/07/2012
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What would dogs ask for, if they knew how? In the Sunday Times bestseller In Defence of Dogs John Bradshaw, an anthropologist at Bristol University who has been at the centre of the latest research into what makes dogs tick, gives us the answers.

Overturning the most common myths about dogs' emotions and behaviour, this book shows how we should really treat our pets, and stands up for dogdom: not the wolf in canine clothes, not the small furry child, not the trophy-winner, but the real dog, who wants to be part of the family and enjoy life - mankind's closest friend. This is the real science that every dog lover needs to know.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141046495
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 263g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 19 mm

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In Defence of Dogs
Academic story, not a training manual
If you are looking for a 'training manual' telling you how to cope with your 'problem' dog you’ll be disappointed. However if you are looking for an in dep... READ MORE
In Defence of Dogs
Dog lovers only
Tf you want to know everything abouit dogs and their behaviour this is the book for you. It's a specialised academic discussion of all things doggy , certa... READ MORE
Len Rawling
In Defence of Dogs
Dogs really do need our understanding
As a dog owner and dog lover I was pleased to receive this book as part of the 'read and review' offer, even though it would not normally be my first book ... READ MORE
H Ives
In Defence of Dogs
Defending dogs...
I received this book in a read and review lucky dip and I'll admit that it wasn't the first I would have chosen. If I do read non-fiction it tends to be hi... READ MORE
In Defence of Dogs
Must-read book for dog owners
I was delighted to win a copy of this book thanks to Waterstones' Facebook review offer – especially as it's one I would have wanted to buy to learn more a... READ MORE
In Defence of Dogs
Fascinating subject
I did enjoy this book and it is a fascinating subject which was clearly ripe for reconsideration by scientists. The author referenced well and had a very r... READ MORE
Jill Mortimer