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by Vilmos Csanyi,Richard E. Quandt

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ISBN:
0865476861
Author:
Vilmos Csanyi,Richard E. Quandt
Category:
Pets & Animal Care
Language:
English
Publisher:
North Point Press; 1st edition (January 12, 2005)
Pages:
352 pages
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1755 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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Mostly, "If Dogs Could Talk" is book which explores many aspects of how to approach the complex issues that surround studying .

Mostly, "If Dogs Could Talk" is book which explores many aspects of how to approach the complex issues that surround studying what dogs might be thinking and feeling. Csanyi is Hungarian, and one of the world's foremost ethologists studying canine behavior. The book is well-translated, in that it is quite readable, in spite of its many challenges. By far, the most exciting aspect of the book concerns the examples of his own and other dogs he has known.

If Dogs Could Talk book. will appeal to all dog owners. This book is endlessly enlightening and entertaining. Ann LaFarge, Taconic News. How do dogs think? Short of breeding a talking dog (not as impossible as it sounds), the best we can do is to carefully observe and record their behavior. Drawing in part on close observations of his own dogs, Flip and Jerry, Csányi argues that the long-standing alliance of dogs and humans arose from the problem-solving and communications skills evident in wolves, from which all modern dogs are descended.

If Dogs Could Talk is a clever book. It explains why dogs, coevolving with humans, have developed abilities that often amaze any non-dog-owner. Without patronising either readers or dogs, Csanyi also tells dozens of entertaining stories about Flip and Jerry, his own ill-mannered pets, which beg at the table. ontinue reading.

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If Dogs Could Talk: Exploring the Canine Mind. A highly personal work, If Dogs Could Talk makes the case that the social and emotional bonds between dogs and humans are indeed special, and that they ought to form the basis for our treatment of dogs. Moreover, the author concludes, by closely observing the cognitive behavior of dogs, we can also learn a good deal about how the human mind works.

Drawing in part on close observation of his own dogs, Flip and Jerry, Csanyi argues that the long-standing alliance of dogs and humans arose from the problem-solving and communication skills evident in wolves, from which all modern dogs are descended

Short of breeding a talking dog (not as impossible as it sounds), the best we can do is to carefully observe and record their behavior

Short of breeding a talking dog (not as impossible as it sounds), the best we can do is to carefully observe and record their behavior.

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Vilmos Csányi talks about animal behavior and understanding the mind of a dog. By Claudia Kawczynska, November 2008, Updated November 2017. The internationally renowned Hungarian scientist Vilmos Csányi studies canine behavior and intelligence at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, where he chairs the department of ethology. We had the pleasure of speaking with him about his recent book, If Dogs Could Talk: Exploring the Canine Mind (translated by Richard E. Quandt). Much of his book draws upon his astute observations of his own pet dogs, the delightful Flip and Jerry.

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Every dog owner knows intuitively that there's something special about the high degree of mutual understanding and empathy that exists between humans and their proverbial best friends. Now, an internationally renowned Hungarian ethologist (a specialist in the scientific study of animal behavior) traces the roots of this unique relationship back to the unusual circumstances in which the two species co-evolved over many millennia. Drawing in part on close observations of his own two pet dogs, Flip and Jerry, the author argues that the longstanding alliance of dogs and humans arose from behavioral traits present in the original wolves from which all modern dogs are descended. Wolves, like humans, are highly intelligent social predators, with well-developed cooperative problem-solving and communications skills, giving them distinct advantages in their developing relations with humans. These basic intellectual skills were refined and enhanced over tens of thousands of years, resulting in the enormously varied "artificial animals" we see today. Although the book's specific focus is on dogs, it ranges far afield to discuss in an easy-going, accessible style recent experimental and theoretical work on the behavior of other animals, and especially on their interactions with humans. A highly personal work, If Dogs Could Talk makes the case that the social and emotional bonds between dogs and humans are indeed special, and that they ought to form the basis for our treatment of dogs. Moreover, the author concludes, by closely observing the cognitive behavior of dogs, we can also learn a good deal about how the human mind works.
  • Sagda
Mostly, "If Dogs Could Talk" is book which explores many aspects of how to approach the complex issues that surround studying what dogs might be thinking and feeling. Csanyi is Hungarian, and one of the world's foremost ethologists studying canine behavior. The book is well-translated, in that it is quite readable, in spite of its many challenges.

By far, the most exciting aspect of the book concerns the examples of his own and other dogs he has known. I found that I learned to think about dogs and their behavior in wholly new ways: what they might be trying to "say" to me through their physical indications -- this was the most valuable aspect of the book for me.

On the flip side, Csanyi is dismissive in his discussion of some of the most famous ethology work done with primates and birds. I suspect that this negativity, though it is not overtly stated, seems to stem from the time that the study of individual animals takes in these cases, and that only many trials with many subjects yields real data. However, he might have explored his bias rather than diminishing the work of others and had a much better outcome.

One of the other Amazon reviewers said that even with its problems, he learned so much more than from reading anything else he had to give this book a high rating, and after all my reservations, I agree with him.
  • Shaktizragore
One of the few behaviorists who REALLY likes dogs. Genius because he did the same study on dogs, children, and grad students and each group had members who did something that appeared stupid, until he talked to the grad students. So dogs aren't so dumb after all.
  • Deorro
This book is very interesting and shows many aspects of a dog's mind in a coherent way, though, if we love dogs, very seldom we can bring all aspects altogether as Csanyi does.
But, unfortunately, the author loves so much his dogs that it gives the impression that he is ready to grant them with so much cleverness the result being unrealistic and romantic.
Nevertheless, my own dog is for sure the cleverest that I know and I'm sure he can easily compete with Csanyi's ones.
  • Crazy
So glad this was translated into English.He was a wonderful trainer and what magnificent dogs.All dog owners will receive a great deal of information on training there dog.
  • Kitaxe
great book for learning about dogs, lots of personal experience, which is great in a sea of technical books, really enjoyed this book and learnt alot.
  • Samardenob
Wonderful read. As a professional dog trainer for over 12 years, I found this book stimulating, thought-provoking, and fascinating. It is the first "dog" book in years I have read that has held my attention. The descriptions of the research studies the author conducted on dog behavior are astounding. If you are interested at all in the canine mind, buy this book. Can't say enough good things about it.
  • Darksinger
the language presentation was disjointed and awkward. no humor or interesting vignettes. Some of these issues could be related to translation problems.
If you are a student of canine behavior and body language, by all means but there are better books out there for those seeking practical information.