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Dog is love : why and how your dog loves you / Clive D. L. Wynne.

Wynne, Clive D. L., (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 636.7 WYN (Text) 33500013138144 New Checked out 12/27/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328543967
  • ISBN: 132854396X
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Xephos -- What makes dogs special? -- Dogs care -- Body and soul -- Origins -- How dogs fall in love -- Dogs deserve better.
Summary, etc.:
A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait--the capacity to love--is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how people can better reciprocate their affection.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    Do dogs love us? Or are they just beholden to us for food and shelter? Any dog lover will stand by the former assertion, but animal behaviorist Wynne wanted definitive answers. His quest led him to read all available research, visit wolf centers, and conduct his own experiments. The studies are interesting, particularly those in which dogs' brains are studied when given a choice between human interaction (with praise) or food rewards. Overwhelmingly, dogs prefer human interaction, and based on MRIs, they are making these choices in the same part of the brain where they choose edible treats. Wynne's investigations further showed that hormones and a dog's genetic code also play large roles in their desire for human contact. His relentless search for answers leads him to conclude what all dog lovers know: "Dogs desire to form close connections, to have warm personal relationships." How wolves became interested in humans is still largely conjecture, but that may be the subject of a future book. For any scientifically inclined dog lover, this will be a fascinating read. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

CLIVE D. L. WYNNE, Ph.D., is a founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He has published pieces in Psychology Today, New Scientist, and the New York Times, and has appeared on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC.  

Subject: Dogs.
Dogs > Psychology.
Human-animal relationships.
Dogs > Psychology.
Human-animal relationships.

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