Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind

Narrated by: Ellen Furlong
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.95

Buy for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Our favorite moments from Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind

The ecological niche of the dog
-0.00
The differences between dog barks
-0.00

  • Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind
  • How smart are dogs?
  • Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind
  • The ecological niche of the dog
  • Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind
  • The differences between dog barks

About the Creator and Performer

Ellen Furlong is the director of the Comparative Cognition Lab and an Associate Professor in Psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University. She received her BA in Mathematics from Transylvania University and her PhD in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Before joining the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan in 2013, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University under the supervision of Dr. Laurie Santos.

What listeners say about Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Dogs!

I learned so much about dogs that I never knew, and why they function the way they do. It also has multiple funny examples and relatable scenarios. The narrator's voice also made it more enticing to listen to "think" a bit more like our canine friends. I didn't expect to listen to the whole thing in one day, but here I am! Any dog lover that enjoys learning should have fun with this one.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

very basic

this book is not worthy of the great courses series, but should be part of a more basic category of books. good for anyone who has never wondered about dog evolution, or thinks that there is only one kind of intelligence.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very informative

I just got my first dog and I found this lecture series very informative in understanding my dog's psychology.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Decoding Dogs: A treat and a challenge.

This was my first audible book but it won’t be my last. The topic was interesting and full of nuance. The material was presented in an organized way with many examples. I was left wishing I could take one of Dr. Furlong’s classes. I own a cat but just spent 3 months with my grand dog and wish I’d had this book before I had the time with her.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Learned something

I learned somethings about dogs. Good listen and interesting facts. I would recommend to others.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Dog lectures

Dragged a bit at times, but fun for dog lovers. Interesting Insights into dog behavior.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

I love dogs, but hated this book

One painfully long analogy after another. Five minutes comparing apples and oranges. Then another five minutes comparing the varieties of oranges. What does it have to do with dogs? Very little. Gave up listening after about an hour and a half.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Cool!

I learned a lot about dogs in this book! I also really liked the stories about dogs, they helped me connect the material to my own dogs.