The international bestseller that reveals the amazing mind of your favourite friend
Is your dog purposefully disobeying you? Probably, and usually behind your back. Should you act like `top dog' to maintain control? No, you're better off displaying your friendliness - and not just to your dog. Which breed is the cleverest? That's the wrong question to ask.
These are just some of the extraordinary insights to be found in The Genius of Dogs - the seminal book on how dogs evolved their unique intelligence by award-winning scientist Dr Brian Hare. He shares more than two decades of startling discoveries about the mysteries of the dog mind and how you can use his groundbreaking work to build a better relationship with your own dog.
Husband and wife team Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods are the cofounders of the new dog intelligence testing and training company Canines Inc (dognition.co.uk). Hare is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, where he founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center and his research on `dognition' has been published in the leading journals. Woods is a research scientist at the Duke Canine Cognition Center as well as an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in BBC Wildlife and New Scientist, among others. She is also author of the acclaimed memoir Bonobo Handshake, which tells the story of the scientific love affair and partnership between Hare and Woods. They live in North Carolina.