Inside of a Dog -- Young Readers Edition: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-09-17 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 9 user ratings

" Meh, whatever. some of the explanations of dog behavior are interesting but I got sick of hearing about the authors dog. " said.

" If you love dogs, and want to learn more about them, I highly recommend this book! I like to read stories about dogs more than informational books, so I gave this 3 stars. " said.

" I think inside of a dog what they see Smell and here is a great book. One of my favorite things about this book is that they tell you from the dogs prospective and the humans prospective. Like when the author said that dogs see a couch as a pile a of pillows and a human sees a couch as something to sit on. " said.

"I received a review copy from the publisher to review for the Cybils Awards

This book is engaging and is written with warmth, intelligence, and great analogies to help the reader better understand their dog’s frame of reference. In full disclosure, it’s also the only book I’ve read about how dogs think. The explanation for why a dog wouldn’t like a particular person hit home. It’s not that the dog senses the person is untrustworthy, but the dog sensing his owner is uncomfortable with that person. That makes complete sense to me. We had a dog that didn’t like a particular extended family member at all. I bet he got that sense from me. :)

Anyway, kids that are interested in how dogs think, interact with each other and interact with humans will enjoy this. Now I need to read a book like this about cats.
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" Reviewed by Hannah Hom for San Diego Book ReviewHave you ever looked at a dog and wondered what they were thinking? Well, if you have, this book is for you. Alexandra Horowitz takes you on a journey through a dog’s world. From head to tail, from shoulders to paws, she helps you understand what dogs see, smell, and know.You can read this entire review and others like it at San Diego Book Review. " said.

"The book Inside of a Dog explains how dogs minds work. It talks about its umwelt and other senses. I felt that this book really connects with readers who have dogs. This book is a quick read. I learned so much about my dog and other dogs. Don't get mistaken by the tittle, at first I thought that the book really was about how the dogs heart and muscles work. But, as soon as I started reading I realized I was mistaken. The book is more geared towards the ages 10-14. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about dogs. " said.

"Pitched to a younger audience than its predecessor for adults, this book offers much insight into the behavior, characteristics, and world of dogs. The author clearly loves canines, and the inserted bits about her beloved Pumpkin--seemingly taken from her field notes or journal--offer insight into her relationship with Pumpkin and what she learned from spending time with her dog. Although Pumpkin wasn't the subject of her research since she studied many other dogs, she certainly was able to connect her work and her play as well as the time she spent in the office and her daily walks with Pumpkin. Even though some of what the author shares will be familiar to dog lovers, other comments are intended to challenge some assumptions many readers hold about dogs. For instance, it may be that a dog senses how uncomfortable its human is around certain individuals and not so much that the dog feels as though that person cannot be trusted, a finding that seems to make sense. There are small sketches of dogs throughout the book that add to its appeal. If nothing else, readers will close the book with the goal of letting dogs be dogs and understanding a great deal about their body language. Someone looking for training tips for dogs won't find a lot here, but she does discuss ways that owners can find ways to keep their dogs entertained and amused. while learning basic commands such as "Heel," "Come" and "Stay" are important, the author even explains why it might be hard for some dogs to learn to heel. This would certainly be a good title to share with anyone planning to add a new dog to the family. " said.

" Very interesting read. As Horowitz peppers the book with anecdotes about her dog Pump, my mind was full of similar stories about our beagle Jack and our current menagerie of dogs: Chloe, Jadzia and Liza. I feel like I know my dogs a little better, I have more empathy about their experiences having read this book. " said.

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