9781566396905

Understanding Dogs

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  • ISBN13:

    9781566396905

  • ISBN10:

    1566396905

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-04-30
  • Publisher: Temple Univ Pr

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Summary

In Understanding Dogs, Clinton R. Sanders explores the day-to-day experience of living and working with canine companions. Based on a decade of research in obedience classes, veterinary offices, and guide dog training schools, Sanders examines how dog owners come to understand their animals as thinking, emotional individuals--and explains how dogs serve as social facilitators as well as adornments to personal identity. Sanders shows dog owners how--while we try to teach and shape our dogs' behavior--they often teach us how to more thoughtfully enjoy physical warmth, a nourishing meal, a walk in the woods, or the simple joys of the immediate moment. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Clinton R. Sanders is co-author of Regarding Animals (Temple) and Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Preface vii(10)
Acknowledgments xvii
1 Introduction: The Relationship between People and Pets
1(15)
2 The Everyday Dog Owner: Knowing and Living with Dogs
16(23)
3 The Guide Dog Owner: Dependence and love
39(20)
4 The Veterinarian: Caring for Canine Patients
59(30)
5 The Guide Dog Trainer: Understanding and Teaching Dogs
89(22)
6 Animal Abilities and Human-Animal Interaction
111(38)
Notes 149(28)
References 177(20)
Index 197

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