Shout-out about book review on dog’s evolutionary history
By Laure-Anne Visele, October 2014
About the author
I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I am not training or rehabilitating dogs, I obsessively review dog books and write about dog behaviour for my own blog and other websites.
How the dog became the dog
Gargantuan survey of the body of knowledge on how dogs evolved, by Mark Derr. I have read it with a mix of pleasure and drudgery. It gets very technical, but offers a masterly critique on the relevant research. It approaches the topic from multiple disciplines like archaeology, molecular biology, history, and sociology. Very ambitious work.
You can read the full review here