Wednesday, August 24, 2011
"Finished" Book: The Dog's Mind
Bruce Fogle wrote an excellent book, especially considering when it was published (1992). He goes into a lot of detail on the actual brain functions of the dog as the causes of a log of behavioral problems in dogs. I stuck it through this part until he starting getting into the super science jabber and then I had to skip to the next chaper.
One of the reasons I really liked this book was because he, rather thoroughly, goes into detail on how the most popular way of doing puppy temperament testing (that a lot of breeders use) don't end up being accurate. (Another reason to love Suzanne Clothier even more! - her CARAT method seems to make a lot more logical sense).
Overall, it was a great book for a D.B.N. to read. Definitely not one that I would recommend for my pet-owning friends. This one should be left to the professional dog trainers or behavior nerds, like me.