New Book! “Beware the Straw Man: The Science Dog Explores Dog Training Fact & Fiction”

Beware the Straw Man: The Science Dog Explores Dog Training Fact & Fiction” is now available! Click on the image below for more information and to order.

Book summary:   The Science Dog (aka Linda Case) takes a skeptic’s look at many commonly held beliefs about dog behavior and training. Each of the book’s 32 essays explores a question posed by leading researchers and provides detailed and thought-provoking analysis of their findings. Learn how dogs react to different training methods, discover the pitfalls associated with the use of extinction, and read about new studies that evaluate programs that communities use to keep children safe from dog bites. Other essays explore owners’ ability to understand their dog’s emotions, how people perceive and train small dogs, and if standard behavior tests used by animal shelters to assess dogs’ adoptability hold up under scrutiny. Whether you are a professional trainer, work with dogs in shelters or rescue groups, own a dog-related business or train your dog for fun, the information provided in “Beware the Straw Man” will be of interest and of value to you. Be forewarned though; this book does not provide the reader with pat answers. Rather it presents the current state of the science of dog training and encourages you to decide for yourself how to proceed.

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8 thoughts on “New Book! “Beware the Straw Man: The Science Dog Explores Dog Training Fact & Fiction”

  1. LOL – Just after posting my latest blog on a similar topic, I ran into a short notice about this book. I think the only book I’ve ordered quicker was Sapolsky’s “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”. (grin)
    I don’t want to take up space on your blog about your book plugging mine. Let’s just say, it’s on a very related subject, what many claim to know and be able to do in behavior modification.
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting your book and reading it ASAP! Thanks very much!

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  2. Congratulations, Linda! I’ll order anything you publish – and just did. Can’t wait to read it.


    From now on, please use my new email address:

    Dani Weinberg, Ph.D. Dogs & Their People Albuquerque, NM

    Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Author of “Teaching People Teaching Dogs” Website:


    • Hi Dani – Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the book! Regarding your email address: I cannot go into your account to change this (which is actually a good thing, for privacy reasons). You can change your email by just clicking on the “Manage Subscriptions” link that you should see at the bottom of the email notification that you received from Science Dog. If you have any problems with this, let me know. Best, Linda


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