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Introduction: The mind of a dog: Human perception of intelligence and what it means to dogs; How your dog's mind works; Different types of intelligence - emotional, adaptive, instinctive; Sense; How your dog learns new things; Smart breeds and mongrels: Which are the smartest breeds?; What special abilities does your breed have?; How to decode your mongrel (which breeds made him); Understanding your dog: How to read your dog's behaviour; Understanding the different stimuli behind your dog's actions; How to talk to your dog; How intelligent is your dog?: The science behind intelligence testing; Tests and quizzes to see how smart your pooch is; How to make your dog smarter: Step-by-step training to heighten his intelligence; Basic tasks like recall, wait and stay; Advanced training including treasure hunts and problem solving; Clever tricks for your canine genius: Tricks and showy stunts that make your pet look top dog, including: Bringing you the remote control; Standing tall and shaking the hand of strangers; Counting; Healthy dog, healthy mind: Practical advice for keeping your dog healthy, happy and smart throughout his life; Fun ideas for everyday mental stimulation; The importance of exercise and diet; Index.
150 million households throughout the world own a dog, with 6.8 million dogs in the UK alone. Hamlyn's What is my Dog Thinking? has sold over 290,000 copies worldwide. Intelligence tests suitable for any breed (or non-breed) and in any home.
David Taylor is an eminent and highly respected veterinary surgeon. He founded the International Zoo Veterinary Group in 1969 and now travels widely across the globe, treating everything from giant pandas to killer whales. He is the author of over 40 pet care books including the bestsellers The Ultimate Dog, You and Your Dog and Think Cat. He has also appeared on several TV shows.