Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Neuroscientist Gregory Berns decided to try and find out, and to celebrate the launch of his new book ‘How Dogs Love Us’, K9 Magazine has 5 copies to giveaway!
Gregory Berns had been studying the human brain for years, but no-one had ever attempted to use an MRI scanner on a pet dog before. Through months of careful work with his own dog, Callie, he achieved the seemingly impossible – training her to stay still long enough to take an MRI scan, and doing so only using positive reinforcement and encouragement.
His humane and thoughtful research offers tantalising evidence on how dogs empathise with human emotions, how they love us, and why being the ‘pack leader’ with your dogs, as some experts suggest, is a mistake. How Dogs Love Us shows scientifically why dogs really are man’s best friend, and argues that these wonderful animals deserve greater recognition for their intelligence and sensitivity.
You can find out more about the book here.