Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions

Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions

By James C. Ha and Tracy L. Campion

Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions PDF provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and how the latter has evolved. Readers will find this to be an ideal resource for researchers and students in animal behavior, specifically focusing on dog behavior and human-canine relationships. In addition, veterinarians seeking further information on dog behavior and the social temperament of these companion animals will find this book to be informative.

  • Provides an accessible, engaging introduction to animal behavior specifically related to human-canine relationships
  • Clarifies misunderstandings, mysteries and misconceptions about canines with historical evidence and scientific studies
  • Offers insights and techniques to improve human-canine relationships
Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of Evolutionary Theory
2. The Outward and Inward World of the Animal
3. Brain Structure and Development – Understanding Capabilities and Limitations of Mammals and Dogs
4. Sensory Perception to Interpret Behavior
5. The Science of Emotions
6. How Concepts of Costs vs. Benefits Drives Decision-Making and the Evolution of Behavior
7. Costs and Benefits of Being Social – Temperament and Personality
8. Game Theory
9. Limited Resources of Social Structure
10. Species Natural History – Behavior Associated with Mating and Social Structure

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