... so what does your dog think?

Philippines
March 5, 2013 6:16am CST
I stumbled upon this article and I think a lot of dog owners here would be interested in this article: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/books/what_dogs_really_understand_Pelup7DiiwFssMrD1uKMHP Enjoy reading and hope this brings you closer your dog.
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
7 Mar 13
I don't know. I don't like this kind of articles. They don't say much for a dog person. The article you mentioned doesn't tell me anything new. The only good thing I see in it is they mention the two books about dogs' psychology: Alexandra Horowitz’s “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know” (Scribner), and Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s “The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving” (HarperCollins). I could add Paul Auster's "Timbuktu", which is also a great book about the life of a dog. People who love dogs should read books like this, they'll learn so much about dogs from them!
@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
8 Mar 13
I don't think you're right that the article doesn't say much. For somebody like me, who loves dogs and wants to learn more about them, the article tells interesting things. For instance, the fact that dogs can smell cancer. Did you know that?
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• Philippines
8 Mar 13
@inu Thanks for the suggestion.Will grab a copy if I had time. For new dog owner like me, these will be very helpful since I have only one book and that serves as guideline in training and living with dogs.
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
8 Mar 13
Do read it if you find it! I was a new dog owner once. It happened soooooo much time ago! There was no Internet back then and I had to read lots of books about dogs to start understanding them. Then the Internet boom followed and everything was at hand: all the information you need. Yet, there are lot of things you can't find on the Internet. Books are invaluable. If you like to read about dogs and their psychology, I recommend you to search for Konrad Lorenz's book "Man meets Dogs".
@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
8 Mar 13
I am not sure how this article will bring me closer to my dog, but I know it shares interesting things about dogs. For people that love dogs, articles like that are great. for instance, I didn't know that dogs can smell cancer. Interesting information. Do you think is can true? How could they smell it? I mean, if it is blood cancer or bone cancer, how could they smell it?
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• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I really don't have the answer to that question.I'm just a relatively new dog owner.but if they did,more power to the dogs! I guess you are right, articles like these makes me appreciate my dog more. I know that my dog's breed isn't the type mentioned in the article but the possibilities of that makes me proud that I'm a dog owner and my dog could make a difference in the world. It makes me more aware of what they can do and make them more appreciative in my eyes.
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
8 Mar 13
This isn't anything new about dogs who can sniff cancer. It must be five or six years since they made public this information. With only one simple search about the subject, you can find a couple of billions topics on it. Here's a reliable one: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/01/0112_060112_dog_cancer.html
5 Mar 13
I think the dog is hungry,, :D
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• Canada
5 Mar 13
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• Philippines
6 Mar 13
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
i don't know i am not a dog :P
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
So do I. But it's nice to know much the same.
@patnopy (721)
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
yes and how i wish as a pet owner i understand them but as sometimes he understand it as a simple logic
• United States
5 Mar 13
I didn't know dogs can smell cancer! Well, we learn something new every day, Hu?
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
It's good to know and learn. you'll never know when it could be valuable.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
5 Mar 13
A very interesting read...jeanneyvonne! I will remain a bit skeptical, as we really can't answer that question, and it is a matter of interpretation...of how we are interpeting their body language! I do know that I can detect many (I think) moods, etc., of my dog! My dog...in the last few weeks, has developed a very interesting habit. He and the old cat, get fed at precisely 4 o'clock (and if I don't meet the time frame, I hear about it from the cat) BUT, the dog will lay in front of his dish, until I sit down at approxiamately 4:30...and when I commence to eat..he will then eat, too! I have not figured this one out...if my dinner should take longer, he will wait! Where this came from..I will never know??
• Philippines
6 Mar 13
Dogs do have their own quirks and habits. I'm trying to find out mine but he's still growing up. I guess he could be moody as any person and I'm the human who needs to 'decipher' him once in a while.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
7 Apr 13
My dog is very loving and protective of kids in general. She is a lover.