Inside of a Dog
Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Dog professionals – predominately veterinarians and trainers, write almost all of the dog books I read. While I hold immense respect for the content, it’s generally blatant that writing is not the special talent of these authors. Inside of a Dog transcends both trends. Horowitz is a professor of psychology and animal cognition, so she brings a fresh perspective, and in this work her style is beautiful, almost poetic. She captures dog gestures in words like a photograph. This book imparts knowledge with a rarely-seen embrace of joy and pleasure. The title accurately conveys content – “What Dogs See, Smell and Know” is exactly what is shared in the book.
Additional insight into Horowitz's work can be seen in this video interview: https://sites.google.com/site/dogcognitionlab/miscellany