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Lost my interest at times...
on 21 August 2010
I borrowed this book along with several others from my local library to help with a dog cognition assignment i was doing at university (where i am doing an animal behaviour and welfare degree) and out of all the books i borrowed i found both stanley coren books (how dog's think & the intelligence of dogs) quite.....boring, which is really saying something since i obviously enjoy learning about dog behaviour and am very interested in the subject as want to be a dog behaviourist.
I just feel like he has spread himself a bit too thin, I think he would have been better off combining all 3 of his books into 1 overall one that just discusses dog behaviour and intelligence, the individual books failed to hold my interest and i just thought they went on at some points, there are much more interesting books out there to read, im sure stanley coren has a lot of experience and it is good that he has chosen to publish some work and share his experience with everyone... but 1 larger book may have been better as i don't see why there are 3 or 4 books by him with very similar topics when he could have just combined them and left out the waffle.
I did manage to get some good info out of the book for my assignment, but it was few and far between and quite hard to get at, hence why i have rated the book 3 stars. It was just a bit too all over the place for my liking.