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What the Dog Knows: scent, science, and the amazing ways dogs perceive the world (Paperback)
  • What the Dog Knows: scent, science, and the amazing ways dogs perceive the world (Paperback)

What the Dog Knows: scent, science, and the amazing ways dogs perceive the world (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 29/12/2016
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A World Book Night book.

A New York Times–bestselling book about the extraordinary abilities of man’s best friend.

When Cat Warren adopted Solo, an unruly German shepherd puppy, she soon
began to wonder what she’d let herself in for. Solo’s boundless energy
was what made him loveable — but it also made him exhausting, and
difficult to train. Then she struck upon an idea: what Solo needed was
something to do.

Like many dogs, Solo was destined to work: using his nose to help the
police locate missing people. In this lively, accessible book, Warren
details Solo’s journey from troublesome pup to expert cadaver dog, and
explores the fascinating hidden world of animals that do essential work
and the handlers who train them.

Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781925228939
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


What the Dog Knows is a fascinating, deeply reported journey into scent, death, forensics and the amazing things dogs can do with their noses: sniffing out graves, truffles, bedbugs, maybe even cancer. But it's also a moving story of how one woman transformed her troubled dog into a loving companion and an asset to society, all while stumbling on the beauty of life in their searches for death.’

‘It you have ever loved a dog, you must read this book. I loved it!’

‘A personal, informed account of the myths and truths of working dogs.’

‘Masterfully shows how even the best technology cannot compete with our best friends. If you have ever wondered what dogs are truly capable of, this is the book for you.’

‘A book for anyone who loves dogs, and has watched them catch a scent on the wind or in the leaves on the ground and wondered about that brilliant organ they possess: the nose.’

‘A meaty, fascinating tour of not only what led humans to train dogs to sniff drugs, bombs and dead bodies but also the science behind why dogs can be good at these tasks.’ 

‘Warren writes with verve and provides rare insight into our working partnership with canines.’

‘A beautifully written, fascinating, heartwarming, and oft-hilarious homage to working dogs.’

‘This moving account is one of the most engaging and fascinating books you will read, and the perfect gift for the dog lover in your family.’

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“Fascinating account of body sniffer dogs”

Very, very interesting account of what is involved with training dogs to carry out missing person searches. Some times the person has passed away but their families do at least know what happened to them. The author... More

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