Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words / John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann.
- ISBN: 9780544102576 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 0544102576 (hbk.)
- Description: viii, 260 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
- 14 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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|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!
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