Just bought this book has anyone else read it? What did you think?
I bought Coren's "The Intelligence of Dogs" and was very disappointed.* I'll never buy anything written by him again. It had a lot of padding, discussions of concepts that have no empirical scientific foundation, etc.* Coren has a PhD in psychology but I think it's social psych -- nothing to do with the animal world or animal studies.* What expertise he does have is from being a longtime member of the Vancouver (BC) Dog Obedience Club and a judge at dog shows.
I don't doubt that the book will have some worthwhile or valid points in it.* But I much prefer someone like Dr. Patricia McConnell whose PhD IS in animal behavior and who is a behaviorist.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
How to Speak Dog was one of the best books I've read on dog behavior. I posted this earlier this week, but because of things I read in that book I was able to save a friends dog's life this week.
I enjoyed it a lot too! It's been a while since I've read it, but I liked it so much I bought a copy to read again one day. It had some really fascinating trivia and observations.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
I found this book very interesting, enjoyed reading it too.* Gone back to it many times to look things up.
Ok ....thanks I also ordered Marley and Me ;D
Marley and Me is good too but be prepared to read the last two chapters in private.
I've got both books but I haven't read them yet. Stanley Coren also has a TV show. I'm just about to start The Other End of the Leash (Patricia McConnell). Marley and Me is a great read. Prepare to laugh and cry.
No kidding! I cried so much :'( :'( :'( and so did my husband.Originally Posted by Oonas Dad