Chaser

Chaser

Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows A Thousand Words

Large Print - 2014
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Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them -- more than any other animal of any species except humans. And she and her owner/trainer, retired psychologist John Pilley, have now demonstrated her ability to understand sentences with multiple elements of grammar and to learn new behaviors by imitation. John's work with Chaser offers a fresh perspective on what's possible in the relationship between a dog and a human
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410464262
1410464261
Characteristics: 463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hinzmann, Hilary

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AL_LINDA Aug 29, 2016

Having loved my own border collie and admired her understanding of the spoken word and even the unspoken word, I found Chaser to be a bittersweet read. I felt that Chaser, like a gifted child, lived with the pressure to perform and to constantly show his knowledge. Yet, I found joy in reading about a beloved pet that loved to work just like my beloved Cassie.

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Jan 27, 2015

I recall many years ago, when I was fortunate to have a wonderful canine companion, also a Border Collie, whom I would let out in the backyard upon returning from work each night. When I would bring out her food, I would find her sitting in front of a pile of peaches, gnawing on them. Since there wasn't a peach tree in the yard, I would have to sneak out and discover that she had dug a hole in the corner by the fence, where a wooded area bordered the yard, and she would make several runs bringing peaches back into the yard. If that isn't abstract intelligence. . . .

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