Dog Sense
“A lovely and clear-headed book on all things dog—emotion, mind, and breed. John Bradshaw’s authority and experience are matched by the thoughtfulness and humanity of his writing. Read this before you bring a dog into your life.”
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Dogs have been “man’s best friend” for tens of thousands of years. But despite their valuable role in our lives, dogs today find themselves in a state of crisis throughout the Western world. A century ago most dogs worked for their living, and were bred to be healthy and hard working as well as companionable. But in the course of a few decades, many of those carefully selected attributes became obsolete, and nowadays we breed dogs more for their looks than for their health or suitability as pets. What’s more, we too often treat dogs like wolves or, just as hazardously, like furry humans. The truth is: dogs are neither. More

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