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Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words / John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann.

Pilley, John W. (Author).
Book Book (2013.)
Description: viii, 260 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
12 of 14 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
1 current hold with 14 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 636.7/Pilley (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction QL 795 .D6 P55 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction QL 795 D6 P55 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 636.7374/P641c (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction SF 431 .P45 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 636.7374 PILLEY 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Teen Nonfiction Y 636.7374 PILLEY 2013 (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 07/13/2017
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks QL795.D6 P55 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction QL 795 .D6 P55 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780544102576 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0544102576 (hbk.)
General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes index.
Contents: The dog who knows a thousand words -- Goodbye -- Christmas in June -- Let the puppy be a puppy -- "You've got to name her Chaser!" -- Chaser learns what not to chase -- Listening to the farmer -- Learning by playing -- Herding words -- Herding sheep -- Advanced lessons -- Getting published -- Going viral -- Chaser takes a bow -- Chaser goes to Washington -- Expanding the conversation -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Chaser's toys.
Summary: Chaser, a border collie, has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them-- more than any other animal of any species except humans. Pilley has opened the door to a new understanding of animal intelligence, one that requires us to reconsider what actually goes on in a dog's mind. Chaser's achievements reveal her use of deductive reasoning and complex problem-solving skills to address novel challenges. And the training methods can be adopted by any dog lover!

Citation:

Pilley, John W. "Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words." Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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