Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior

The Scientific Study of Canis familiaris

Editors: Horowitz, Alexandra (Ed.)

  • First edited volume on the study of dog behavior and cognition
  • With contributions from leading researchers in the field
  • Highlights the state of the field in this new, provocative line of research
  • Represents a move toward considering and studying domestic dogs for their own sake, not only insofar as they reflect back on human beings
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About this book

This book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog. Eleven chapters from leading researchers describe innovative methods from comparative psychology, ethology and behavioral biology, which are combined to create a more comprehensive picture of the behavior of Canis familiaris than ever before. Each of the book’s three parts highlights one of the perspectives relevant to providing a full understanding of the dog. Part I covers the perceptual abilities of dogs and the effect of interbreeding. Part II includes observational and experimental results from studies of social cognition – such as learning and social referencing – and physical cognition in canids, while Part III summarizes the work in the field to date, reviewing various conceptual and methodological approaches and testing anthropomorphisms with regard to dogs. The final chapter discusses the practical application of behavioral and cognitive results to promote animal welfare. This volume reflects a modern shift in science toward considering and studying domestic dogs for their own sake, not only insofar as they reflect back on human beings.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Canine Olfaction: Scent, Sign, and Situation

    Gadbois, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • Dog Breeds and Their Behavior

    Serpell, James A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-57

  • The Significance of Ethological Studies: Playing and Peeing

    Bekoff, Marc

    Pages 59-75

  • Dog Imitation and Its Possible Origins

    Huber, Ludwig (et al.)

    Pages 79-100

  • Social Looking in the Domestic Dog

    Prato-Previde, Emanuela (et al.)

    Pages 101-131

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-53994-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-53993-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: June 12, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51275-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior
Book Subtitle
The Scientific Study of Canis familiaris
Editors
  • Alexandra Horowitz
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-53994-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-53994-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-53993-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51275-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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