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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
  • ISBN: 9780544102576 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0544102576 (hbk.)
  • Description: viii, 260 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Current holds

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 NEW QL 795 .D6 P55 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books QL 795 D6 P55 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW 636.7374/P641c (Text to phone) Checked out 01/25/2014
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction SF 431 .P45 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Teen Summer Reading 636.7374 PILLEY 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 09/02/2014
Marblehead Teen Summer Reading Y 636.7374 PILLEY 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 08/13/2014
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 -
Peabody South Branch Adult New Nonfiction NEW QL 795 .D6 P55 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Contents Note: 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!
Subject: Chaser (Border collie)
Dogs > Psychology.
Dogs > Training.
Human-animal communication.

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