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Dog Is Love

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I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed are my own. 

I'd been looking for a book like this for a long time. There's always been quite a few books on how dogs' minds work in terms of training and the things they're capable of, but I've not come across many that explore how they think and feel and to what capability they understand various things. (And we truly may never completely know.) 

But this book definitely was a great start into that line of thinking. I enjoyed seeing the research, explanations, and end result!
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Read if you: Are wondering if your dog loves you only because you have opposable thumbs and can operate a can opener. 

If you were to ask dog owners, "Does your dog love you?" they would probaby answer in the affirmative. But would they know why? Clive D.L. Wynne set out to investigate the ins and outs of canine affection and devotion, conducting studies with shelter dogs, wolves living at a wolf sanctuary, and his own dog, among others, 

Although some technicalities of the research may daunt some readers, this is a minor distraction in an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying read. (And it's understandable why it's there, in order to defend his conclusions).
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I love the sweet cover of this book. I enjoyed reading this book and learning about the emotions of a dog.
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Very compelling argument about dogs' emotional intelligence being more important to our bonds with them than their cognitive intelligence.  Great science told through great stories.
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