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From the number one New York Times best-selling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, “entertaining, and enlightening” (BookPage) celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.

We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex relationship that “dog lovers will savor and absorb” (Shelf Awareness). As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful. 

In 13 thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals — and makes us “see canine companions in new ways” (Science News).

©2019 Alexandra Horowitz (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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All around awesome and honest.

Author reads as well as she writes. Splendidly. The content is thought provoking, sometimes uncomfortably so.

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Understanding your dog & others.

I love books well written by “Positive Reinforcement Trainers” ..
No need to buy into the “Alpha Theory”..
There is no need for us to be the boss & intimidate our new family member..
Our dogs are “wonderful additions-like children”..
Our dogs mature faster, do not need a college fund, love us unconditionally & work for chicken!,
Ileen Green, CPDT-KA

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Scientific and thought provoking

I have a really hard time being captured by audiobooks but Horowitz's writing and wit was always able to capture me the instant she started speaking. I recommend this book to any dog lover, especially if you are interested in animal welfare.

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whatever

I didn't finish the book because it's all statistics and world science or something I kept thinking today somehow I eat listening to s different program all the sudden. it's really hardly anything about a dog, living with dogs or anything. it's like how many dogs does China eat, and shopping for toys and collars and leashes and crap I don't want to know that stuff that's not what I wanted the book for its not what they sample sounded like. I didn't like it

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great dog/ animal book

very good and made me think in a new direction. we really came believe everything we think. I will recommend it.

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what is the point?

some interesting historical information but all in all just another time killer that seems to built on a formula meant to entertain rather than enlighten. But this does neither.

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informative

informative esp. disposal of unwanted dogs whether by animal control, breeders, dog fighting groups, and back yard breeders, research labs.

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The worst garbage I have read

This is a baldface attempt to make money with a sensational regurgitation of anti animal propaganda. This person knows nothing about dogs and does not care about them. Do not waste your money on this.

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Not much about dogs, it's about people.

Many, many stylish words to tell us dog people about dog people. I learned zero about dogs, which is what I'd expect from a dog scientist.

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