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Title:
How smart is your dog? : 30 fun science activities with your pet
Author:
Coile, D. Caroline.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Discusses how a dog's body works, how it perceives the world, how it communicates and responds, and dogs' health concerns. Includes related activities and experiments.
Language:
English
Contents:
Your dog's body -- Your dog's world -- Inside your dog's mind -- Your dog's health and functioning.
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ISBN:
9780806976778
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Your dog will act "smarter" if you know more about how he "thinks." Enter the world of canine senses--how your dog sees, hears, smells, tastes, and touches differently from you, and how a dog's life and aging process differ from yours. You even learn to read your dog's mind-brain function, intelligence, memory, and learning abilities--based on its biological origins. The most fun part is the experiments to test your dog's health, reflexes, vision, and scent; or even trace its behavior back to the wolves that are its ancestors.


Author Notes

D. Caroline Coile has written many books and more than 200 articles about dogs, and has appeared on radio and television programs. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology with special interests in the behavior, neurophysiology and genetics of dogs. Caroline travels extensively to dog events and has lectured throughout the United States


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. What is the nictitating membrane and why is muzzle length relevant? How can one interpret a dog's postures? Technical and medical terms are defined and applied as these and many other topics pertinent to canine physiology and psychology are comprehensibly covered. Abundant pen, ink, and watercolor art lucidly diagrams dogs' anatomy, while lighthearted cartoon illustrations humorously reinforce the many absorbing facts. The ideas for interactive learning, including tests of dogs' ESP, reasoning ability, and memory skills, are intriguing and achievable; activities for identifying a dog's skeletal bones by applying labeled stickers to pets or making canine nose prints will be more difficult to accomplish. Fortunately, from the beginning, the book encourages a healthy respect for dogs and offers safety tips and advice for avoiding canine confrontations. From its irresistible cover photograph to its concluding ideas for directing a love of dogs into a lifetime career, this is an appealing, user-friendly book, buttressed by plenty of scientific fact. --Ellen Mandel Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-Dog lovers will find plenty of useful activities and helpful advice in this title. Children are invited to read the safety tips at the start, then skip around to their favorite activity. They can learn how to make a footprint and nose print of their pet, take Spot's pulse, test canine cranial nerves, find Fido's favorite food, give a massage, etc. Safety hints include how to avoid bites and what to do if a menacing dog approaches. Most activities require only a few readily available tools and supplies. The type is set amid plenty of white space. Colorful cartoon illustrations portray myriad hounds and their multiethnic human friends. Abundant anthropomorphism is used as a visual aid to the lively text. A "yawn with your dog" activity shows poodle and girl yawning at each other. A discussion of the heart depicts a bulldog clipping out valentines. And smiling pups are everywhere. Additional information is set apart in green-rimmed fact bubbles. Fun, enlightening fare for inquisitive dog owners, and good for reports.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Be Your Dog's Best Friendp. 5
Before You Start: Safety Tips for You and Your Parentsp. 9
Part 1. Your Dog's Bodyp. 13
A Wolf in Dog's Clothingp. 14
How Dogs Shape Upp. 20
Dog Facesp. 24
The Hair of the Dogp. 29
Identi-Dog: Make a Dog Field Guidep. 31
Dog Bonesp. 33
Musclesp. 37
Heart to Heartp. 38
Take a Deep Breathp. 40
A Bundle of Nervesp. 44
Part 2. Your Dog's Worldp. 49
A Dog's-Eye Viewp. 50
Smelly Dogsp. 53
Tongues Are Wagging!p. 59
Sound Bitesp. 62
A Touching Experiencep. 65
Part 3. Inside Your Dog's Mindp. 69
Call of the Wildp. 70
K-9 IQp. 74
D-O-G ESPp. 78
New Dogs, Old Tricksp. 79
Working Like a Dogp. 81
Part 4. Your Dog's Health and Functioningp. 83
How to Give a Doggy Massagep. 84
First Aidp. 85
Hot Dogs and Cool Caninesp. 86
Run, Spot, Run!p. 88
Watch Your Step!p. 91
Jumping for Joyp. 92
Careers with Dogsp. 93
About the Authorp. 94
Indexp. 95