From the man who explained why we love the doges we do, a lively guide to the languages, both verbal and physical, that help owners and pets alike get the most out of their cherished relationships. Communication is the crucial ingrediant in any relationship, especially when one of you happens to be a dog. Are you effectively expressing yourself to your hound? What about the other way around, are you catching his drift? Heady questions, to be sure. In HOW TO SPEAK DOG, renowned canine-psychology guru Stanley Coren provides all dog owners with a complete set of tools and skills for improving their relations with their pet. This ground breaking bok, the first to focus on the reciprocal nature of human-dog communications, goes well beyond the giving and obeying of commands. Demonstrating that the average house dog can differentiate up to 140 words, Coren explores the limits of a dog's language abilities and charts the possibilities. He also delivers fresh insights into the amazingly nuanced body language of "doggcrel", complete with a glossary of words and phrases dogs can learn to understand and distinguish.