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Publisher's Summary

From an animal behaviorist and dog enthusiast comes an adorable and informative guide to understanding how our canine friends see the world based on the number-one New York Times best-selling phenomenon Inside of a Dog - now adapted for a younger audience!

Have you ever wondered what your dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you can finally know! The answers will surprise and delight you as scientist and dog owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

©2009 Alexandra Horowitz (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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Sounds like a robot

I was really looking forward to this one but the reader is robotic. It’s painful to listen too and I don’t think I can finish it. I hope to get a refund.
The book it’s self is wonderful but like I said, it’s a robot reader I’m certain.

I will read the book instead...

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It’s good.

I’ll keep it short, great book, worth the read for everyone, dog owner or not.

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Wonderful Book

Excellent book, so interesting and fascinating. I will read more from this author. I enjoy the narrators voice as well

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Interesting book but

Great book indeed, but why does the person reading sounds like an AI voice assistant?

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thanks

I loved it! a high school friend told me about it! thank you very interesting

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  • Jesus
  • 2016-07-11

A great insight to a dog 's life

A must read for every dog owner . you will never look at your dog the same way again

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  • Sarah W. Michels
  • 2018-07-02

Pleasant but uninformative

Nothing surprising or insightful but a pleasant read. I was expecting more but this is pretty standard.

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  • RB
  • 2016-04-13

Thought provoking, beautiful language

Love the scientific angle author uses to support the points she makes but also the evocative and loving description of her own dog. Really enjoyed this audiobook. Definitely changes the way one will look at a dog going forward!

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  • Drew Lackovic
  • 2017-12-03

not very informative

This book didn't have much to offer. I expected to learn more about dog psychology but little in it was really all that new. the book read more like a memorial to the author's dog than anything of major importance. also the narrator sounded like siri, which made the experience worse.

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  • Bseastrunk
  • 2018-11-23

Never used five words when two hundred would do

I'm sure there's good information buried here. I might actually like the print version where I could skip the author's rambling, personal side notes and disclaimers. I felt like I was listening to a warning label on medication. To be honest, I never made it past chapter two. By then I had learned that the author had lost a dog because it had gotten out in traffic. Yep that was it and I don't mean I had learned nothing new. That one line sums up the first two chapters. With a good editor, it might become a very good ninty minute book, I'll never know.

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  • MarlaP
  • 2018-02-16

very clinical with robotic narration

I struggled thru this book and I loooooove all dog books.
Not this one!!!

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  • anita putney
  • 2016-03-27

great info

I loved the book. although a little overwhelming with the science sometimes, there was tons of great info and I look at my dog differently Anna written more understanding now.

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  • Hickory
  • 2018-09-05

Couldn't even finish it

This seemed like one woman's experience with her dog and she extrapolates it to every dog out there. All dogs are different, just like each person is different. I got about 2 chapters in and had to stop. So bad.

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  • BBP
  • 2018-08-04

Encyclopedia quality

This book was very poorly marketed on Audible when they described it as being anything other than a scientific manual. I am a lifelong dog lover/owner and consider it almost a sin to leave a book unfinished but I cannot make my way through this one. It is written - and narrated - like an article in a scientific journal, which may be factual and informative to someone interested in that level of detail but in my opinion the occasional bits of info about her dog do not lighten or entertain enough to balance out the rest.

It is written in extremely formal style (I’ve heard no contractions, for example) and the narrator annunciates each and every consonant quite crisply with a pause between each word such that it sounds almost robotic. A paragraph may begin with a description of an “anthropomorphism” (this word gets used more than ‘dog’ I think) and then we hear on and on many examples of why and how this may be a mistake and then perhaps a comment or two about “the dog”. In the midst of one of these we were suddenly going on and on about how the tick looks at life. Now I know that ticks are born without sex organs but that is not what I bought this book to learn.

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  • Lorry Sorgman
  • 2017-10-25

It helps to undferstand my dog

It was boring more than interesting. I would recommend it for very light reading at night. :)

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