* Tail Talk

Collins - Tail TalkPUBLISHING YEAR: 2007

SUMMARY: Very thorough, yet compact and attractive visual guide to dog’s body language.

AUDIENCE: If you have to choose a book about dog body language as a dog owner, pick this one. If the stuff is new to you, read it again and again, and it will transform how you understand your dog.

REVIEW: This book had been on my radar for a while, but I had assumed it was just another badly-researched body language book. I reconsidered when I saw that Karen Overall had written the foreword for it.

I was well-inspired to change my mind, as it is now THE book I recommend on canine body language.

It is compact, thorough, clear, easy to use, and, above all, well-researched.

It is also easily the best designed dog book I’ve ever read. Attractive, simple, lean, and a very easy-to-read layout. It has a very elegant and very original,designey-type text arrangements and colours, and uses very professional studio pictures. It is organised like a glossary for ease of information retrieval.

It covers many subtle dog-dog communication signals beyond the reach of most canine body language books, and it can be a real eye opener to the average dog owner, as the pictures truly catch the expressions discussed.

As an added bonus: it is not obsessed by solely dominance-oriented interpretation, but uses more subtle, balanced, terminology.

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Author: Collins Sophie
Genre: owner manual, professional manual
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