I read this book years ago when it first came out. We had just adopted our first dog in many years, so although I found the material fascinating, it was very new to me. Since 2012, we have fostered 13 Belgian Malinois puppies for the military and adopted 4 of that breed. Therefore, when I listened to this excellent book a second time it hit home on a far more personal level. I have worked with these dogs in obedience and detection so the research on those specific areas made more sense to me than it had in the abstraction.
There has been a significant amount of research done on dogs since this book was written. For example, scientists are now able to study canine emotions by actually watching their brains with fMRI, and a lot of work has been done to improve training techniques. Yet I still found this book informative, and I recommend it to those with a strong interest in dogs. It will improve your appreciation of them as well as your understanding of their unique skills and abilities, and their limitations. Dogs are not furry little humans, and the author carefully explains why this is the case. Dogs are like us in many ways, but it is the important differences that make our relationship with them so special.