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The Resource Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words, John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann

Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words, John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann

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Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words
Title
Chaser
Title remainder
unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words
Statement of responsibility
John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The amazing story of a very smart Border collie who is redefining animal intelligence. Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them?more than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree, she has memorized the names of more than one thousand toys and can retrieve any of them on command. Based on that learning, she and her owner and trainer, retired psychologist John Pilley, have moved on to further impressive feats, demonstrating her ability to understand sentences with multiple elements of grammar and to learn new behaviors by imitation. John?s ingenuity and tenacity as a researcher are as impressive as Chaser?s accomplishments. His groundbreaking approach has opened the door to a new understanding of animal intelligence, one that requires us to reconsider what actually goes on in a dog?s mind. Chaser?s achievements reveal her use of deductive reasoning and complex problem-solving skills to address novel challenges. Yet astonishingly, Chaser isn?t unique. John?s training methods can be adopted by any dog lover. Through the poignant story of how he trained Chaser, raised her as a member of the Pilley family, and proved her abilities to the scientific community, he reveals the positive impact of incorporating learning into play and more effectively channeling a dog?s natural drives. John?s work with Chaser offers a fresh perspective on what?s possible in the relationship between a dog and a human. His story points us toward a new way of relating to our canine companions that takes into account our evolving understanding of the way animals and humans learn
Summary
Shares the uplifting story of a Border Collie who recognized an unprecedented number of human words to explore her role in advancing understandings about animal intelligence, recounting how she also demonstrated an ability to use deductive reasoning and imitation
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225793
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
636.737/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL795.D6
LC item number
P55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words
Label
Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words, John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann
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Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dog who knows a thousand words -- Goodbye -- Christmas in June -- Let the puppy be a puppy -- "You've got to name her Chaser!" -- Chaser learns what not to chase -- Listening to the farmer -- Learning by playing -- Herding words -- Herding sheep -- Advanced lessons -- Getting published -- Going viral -- Chaser takes a bow -- Chaser goes to Washington -- Expanding the conversation -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Chaser's toys
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299987029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color
Publisher number
EB00059994
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 529953
  • 449D2A62-6B0B-48C2-A237-E8B9119FED38
System control number
(OCoLC)861322703
Label
Chaser : unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words, John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dog who knows a thousand words -- Goodbye -- Christmas in June -- Let the puppy be a puppy -- "You've got to name her Chaser!" -- Chaser learns what not to chase -- Listening to the farmer -- Learning by playing -- Herding words -- Herding sheep -- Advanced lessons -- Getting published -- Going viral -- Chaser takes a bow -- Chaser goes to Washington -- Expanding the conversation -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Chaser's toys
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299987029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color
Publisher number
EB00059994
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 529953
  • 449D2A62-6B0B-48C2-A237-E8B9119FED38
System control number
(OCoLC)861322703
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