I'm a maverick scholar, known for disproving many scientific hypotheses. In this book,. I show that dogs domesticated themselves. They weren't tamed by humans. My conclusions come both from my lifelong experiences with dogs and from cutting edge science in dog studies, a hot topic in academia today. Becsuse I taught science for 40 years, I know how to write it so that it's not dry or stilted in any way. Reviewers have praised it highly as a real page turner.
Dogs have unexpected inborn behaviors as I've shown in the Prologue, the Bubbles about Ishmael and now about Pooh. What they do is uncanny and nobody could teach them what they do.
Humans, Dogs, and Civilization
Thinking of my own dogs and others I’ve known through the years, I began to ask other questions. Why, when we lived in a rural area, would my Chow Chow, Pooh, patrol the perimeter of our thirty-five acres of woods, 24/7, rarely coming into the house. She set up sniffing stations on the borders between woods and clearings, and was so punctual in checking these that you could set your watch by noting where she was. Promptly at 2:00 a.m., she always walked by