Daily we wonder what goes on in our furkids’ heads.
I’ve read several books on dog behavior, but What Is My Dog Thinking? by Gwen Bailey, a British animal behavior counselor, has been the best so far.
The 96-page book, which I found last weekend at Barnes & Noble for $8.95, has color examples of many breeds displaying behaviors either alone, with people or with other dogs. A paragraph accompanies a photo.
Bailey writes in plain language, no jargon and doesn’t talk down to the reader. It is informative and entertaining. Some sections include Social Animals, Life in a Hierarchy, Staying Safe and Dogs and People.
Jake, Hope and Windy have seen me reading this book. Glad they can’t read. But I still don’t know why Jake, the alpha, loves to lick Hope up and down her back. Maybe he enjoys the texture of schnauzer fur.