Books: Behaviour

If Your Cat Could Talk


A Language Course for Humans

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2007

For anyone who owns a cat or is considering moving in with one Get to know your cat and learn to encourage good behaviour with this in depth guide to cat conduct from the UK’s No.1 vet, Dr Bruce Fogle. Have you ever wondered why cats scratch the furniture, or dig up houseplants (and how you can stop them)? Pick up practical solutions to unwanted behaviours, using easy-to-follow techniques. Find out how they play, what gets them angry and how they protect their territory. Explore cat senses, grooming, eating and exercise and find out how your pet is communicating to you through its body language and habits. Learn to spot what sort of cat a kitten will grow into and make sure you choose the right temperament to suit you. The purrfect guide to understanding your cat.

If Your Dog Could Talk


A training guide for humans

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2006

Based on expert research and a specially commissioned veterinary survey, bestselling pet author Dr. Bruce Fogle offers insight into all aspects of your dog’s behavior.

Dialogues with Dogs


Why Dogs Behave the Way They Do

Published by Little Books, 2004

An exploration of canine thought and feeling draws on current research to offer insight into how to solve problems through a better understanding of dog behavior.

The Encyclopedia of the Dog


Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2007

With detailed descriptions of more than 400 breeds and varieties of dog from around the world, an entertaining look at canines throughout history, and invaluable practical advice, this guide is a comprehensive exploration of the dog world. Specially-commissioned, full-colour photographs bring to life the variety of the canine community. In these pages, you will find not only familiar breeds such as the Labrador Retriever and Yorkshire Terrier, but also rarities such as the Corded Poodle and the Prazsky Krysavik (the world’s smallest dog), as well as new breeds like the Labradoodle and the Cockerpoo. Each portrait is accompanied by an authoritative “biography” of the breed, including its place of origin, historical development, main physical features, and temperament. From how dogs evolved from wolves, through the story of their domestication by early humans, to their roles today as comforting friends, workers, and companions in sports, Bruce Fogle illuminates why dogs have achieved their place of honour in the human community. He traces the special position of canines in human history, as well as presenting essential practical information on selecting and caring for a dog. His thorough discussions of canine anatomy (enhanced with diagrams and photographs), behaviour, and psychology offer insights into dog’s learning patterns, their “self-images”, and their varied styles of communication.

Know Your Dog


An Owner’s Guide to Dog Behavior

Published by Dorling Kindersley, 1992