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 fireplace with guy greater than 15,000 years in the past, canines were relied on and valued coworkers. but the quite new box of canines ergonomics is simply starting to get to the bottom of the secrets and techniques of this collaboration. As with many new fields, the literature on operating canines is scattered throughout numerous non-overlapping disciplines from forensics and the lifestyles sciences to drugs, safeguard, and flora and fauna biology. Canine Ergonomics: The technology of operating Dogs attracts jointly similar learn from diverse fields into an interdisciplinary source of science-based information.

Providing a whole assessment, from body structure to cognition, this is often the 1st ebook to debate operating canine from a systematic viewpoint. It covers a variety of present and capability projects, explores ergonomic and cognitive features of those projects, and covers character qualities and behavioral tests 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 knowledge to be had during this book.

Traditionally, details pertaining to operating canine is usually rumour, with the trade of knowledge casual at most sensible and non-existent at worst. so much books to be had are too normal in assurance or conversely, too particular. They clarify tips on how to educate a carrier puppy or educate a puppy to trace, according to education lore instead of empirical equipment confirmed with rigorous medical criteria. This ebook, drawing on leading edge examine, unifies diverse views into one international technological know-how: canines Ergonomics.

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