Born to Bark

Born to Bark

My Adventures With An Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog

eBook - 2010
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Coren tells the wry, poignant, and good-hearted tale of his life with the dog whose antics inspired Coren's insights into canine behavior as a research psychologist, and on his outlook on life as a whole.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Atria Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781439189221
1439189226
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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andreareads
Sep 30, 2012

I once had a pair of adult students taking my course, one of whom was a convict on parole who was trying to get a college degree to start a new life, while the other was his parole officer. The parole officer enrolled in my section of the course initially to monitor whether his client was actively working on his education. He also seemed a little upset by the fact that the convict was earning higher grades than he was.

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andreareads
Sep 30, 2012

Training an exuberant Cairn terrier pup can be exhausting and, if you lack a sense of humor, frustrating. For the first 2 weeks or so, Flint was a little whirlwind, twirling at the end of my leash. Being surrounded by so many dogs and so much activity revved him up. He wanted to touch noses and play with all the dogs in the class.

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andreareads
Sep 30, 2012

If you read the genetic code of a terrier it would say, “bark-eat-bark-dig-bark-chase-bark-grab-bark-hunt-bark-kill it (if it is little, furry, and moves quickly)-bark-growl-bark-tug-bark-shred-bark-ignore sounds from two-footed creatures-bark-bark . . .”

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andreareads
Sep 30, 2012

Two people living together for any period of time without having an occasional spat suggests a lack of spirit and independent thinking that would not be admired even in sheep.

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andreareads
Sep 30, 2012

in many ways, the average dog’s mind is equivalent to that of a human child age two to two-and-half years. That one insight explains a lot about dog behavior.

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andreareads
Sep 30, 2012

Many dog training theories do not take into account the stubbornness and tenacity of terriers . . .

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andreareads
Sep 30, 2012

Each dog is different. Each has two minds, one that belongs to his breed and another that makes him different from every other dog that has ever lived.

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glotet
Mar 03, 2017

This wonderful book is very readable because of Coren's ability to make it feel as you're there to watch, albeit in your mind's eye. It also reads like an autobiography as he discloses parts of his life with feeling. A fascinating combination.

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abpainter
Jun 09, 2013

If you've ever wondered about the work involved in dog obedience training, read this book. If you've ever wondered about a world renowned psychology professor's work load, read this book. If you've ever loved a dog, read this book.

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vzbrat
Mar 03, 2012

This book gives one man's experience with the dog's that have come into his life. I did skip a bit of the training parts but overall the book was good.

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