Canine Ergonomics: The Science of Working Dogs by William S.,Helton,William S. Helton

By William S.,Helton,William S. Helton

Since Canis lupus familiaris first shared a hearth with guy greater than 15,000 years in the past, canine were relied on and valued coworkers. but the quite new box of canines ergonomics is simply starting to resolve the secrets and techniques of this collaboration. As with many new fields, the literature on operating canine is scattered throughout numerous non-overlapping disciplines from forensics and the lifestyles sciences to drugs, safety, and natural world biology. Canine Ergonomics: The technology of operating Dogs attracts jointly similar examine from assorted fields into an interdisciplinary source of science-based information.

Providing a whole evaluation, from body structure to cognition, this is often the 1st publication to debate operating canines from a systematic point of view. It covers quite a lot of present and power initiatives, explores ergonomic and cognitive elements of those projects, and covers character characteristics and behavioral exams of operating canines. a short examine the chapters, contributed by way of specialists from around the globe and around the multidisciplinary spectrum, illustrates the breadth and intensity of data on hand during this book.

Traditionally, details bearing on operating canines is generally rumour, with the trade of data casual at top and non-existent at worst. such a lot books on hand are too normal in assurance or conversely, too particular. They clarify how you can educate a carrier puppy or educate a puppy to trace, in line with education lore instead of empirical tools established with rigorous clinical criteria. This ebook, drawing on leading edge learn, unifies various views into one worldwide technology: canines Ergonomics.

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