Who's a good dog? : and how to be a better human / Jessica Pierce.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2023Description: 304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cmContent type:
- SF426 .P494 2023
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : we dog -- The difficulty of being a (pet) dog -- Human-dog relations -- Care and constraint -- Landscapes of fear, landscapes of pleasure -- Technologies of control -- Training dogs to be good -- Bad dog and behavioral "problems" -- Dwelling in possibility.
"Many pet dogs are experiencing anxiety and frustration as they struggle to adapt to human home environments--despite being pampered, poofed, and petted, or perhaps in part because of this. We can do better for them. Who's a Good Dog challenges us to think more carefully about the limits we place on their inherited, deep-rooted behaviors. Bioethicist Jessica Pierce explores common practices of caring for, socializing, and training pet dogs. She asks broader ethical questions and helps us think more critically about what we expect of our dogs. She offers resources to help readers cultivate kindness and more mindful attentiveness. This work is about the art of noticing, of astonishment, of looking with fresh eyes (and noses!) at these dear beings we think we know. Pierce avoids judgement while taking a clear stance on important issues, connecting her research to her relationship with Bella, the dog in her life"-- Provided by publisher.