The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves

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Price
$28.00  $26.04
Publisher
Viking
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.29 X 9.21 X 1.08 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593298008
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About the Author

Alexandra Horowitz observes dogs for a living. Her research began more than two decades ago, studying dogs at play, and continues today at her Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College. She is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and three other books: On Looking; Being a Dog; and Our Dogs, Ourselves. She lives with her family of Homo sapiens, Canis familiaris, and Felis catus in New York City.

Reviews

Praise for The Year of the Puppy

Horowitz's goal is to think and write about dogs in a way that is distinct from usual pet-related fare about how to teach a puppy not to lunge at children and not to increase your household paper-towel budget. Instead, she aims to try to better understand a young dog, from Day One to day three hundred and sixty-five, as a being in transformation.
--Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker

Equal parts science and doggy diary, this new charmer from the author of Inside of a Dog charts how our irresistible fur babies develop personality.
--People

Horowitz (Our Dogs, Ourselves), head of Barnard College's Dog Cognition Lab, charts the first year of a puppy's life in this splendid dog behavior explainer. . . . Animal lovers will eat this up.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Keenly observed. . . . With her characteristic sharp eye for detail and vast knowledge of canine-related scientific research, the author expertly guides us through Quid's critical early development. . . . This book provides a science-based, honest look at the ups and downs of raising a puppy. . . . A detailed, highly illuminating portrait of puppies and our relationships with them.
--Kirkus Reviews

A fascinating beauty of a book that will add immensely to the world of dog research and will thrill dog owners.
--Library Journal