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This 2nd Edition of "Power of the Dog" is an updated version of the acclaimed original work published in 2009. Now in 2014, five years of new findings are in this newly released edition, which is unique among dog books. The new research is both woven into the real-life stories about dogs and their superhuman powers, as well as found in new chapters added to this newly released treatise about how dog beats man at 37 feats. (See the "Table of Contents" where they are enumerated and grouped into nine categories). Anyone who has witnessed even their pet dog under duress-or rescue dogs at work-will attest that dog behavior can far exceed expectations when something is wrong, especially when its master is involved or a dog rescue is initiated by the military or police. Dogs-whether in the military or our pets, can-with proper dog training-become "masters" themselves; that is, experts at a variety of feats, from finding their way home, discovering a missing soldier in war, to detecting human maladies or impending natural disasters. Virtually all dog breeds have at least some ability to do an amazing array of things better than us, not just police and military dogs, but our household canine pets too. Research has proven dogs can do some things better than humans, even when we are aided by the latest technology or a team of experts. This book is about the myriad things that man just cannot beat dogs at, from telepathic and physical feats to the metaphysical and emotional. Today, with decades of research, these canine powers are not nearly as mysterious as they once were. Scientists of all stripes-animal behaviorists, veterinary researchers, zoologists, medical doctors, and trained psychologists-have been unlocking some of the mysteries of how dogs do the amazing things they do. This is the subject of Power of the Dog, which cites their research throughout in an entertaining and informative text that's chockfull of true stories. Its focus is on things at which dog beats man, from saving lives in peril, to predicting the future, to improving the life, health, and wellbeing of the canine's "next of kin," us, the species of man. Thousands of years ago, we took wolves out of the wild, fed them, pampered them, cared for them, and above all loved them and got their love in return. That wasn't a bad deal for either of us, was it? This book is about both sides of the deal, and it will help you understand dogs and maybe even shed some light on why they understand us, too.
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