The Social Dog: Behavior and Cognition

Juliane Kaminski* (Editor), Sarah Marshall-Pescini (Editor)

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Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages418
ISBN (Electronic)9780124079311
ISBN (Print)9780124078185
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2014


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