è un ragazzino di 86 anni.
Professore di psicologia in pensione,
è il padrone di Chaser.
è una cucciola border collie.
Abbaia molto raramente.
Il suo giocattolo preferito è una pallina blu.
inizia per gioco un piccolo esperimento
per comunicare meglio con la sua amata Chaser.
I risultati sono sorprendenti.
dopo dieci anni
conosce più di 1000 parole,
ed è l’animale più intelligente del mondo.
Quando il professore di psicologia John Pilley va in pensione decide, quasi per gioco, di iniziare un piccolo esperimento con la sua Chaser, una cucciola border collie. Il suo obiettivo è di comprendere più a fondo i modi per comunicare con gli animali. Ma i risultati raggiunti da Chaser vanno ben oltre le aspettative, e stanno ora rivoluzionando il nostro modo di intendere l’intelligenza degli animali. Con uno stile caldo e familiare, Pilley ci descrive passo dopo passo come Chaser ha imparato oltre 1000 parole e in che modo quelle tecniche possono essere facilmente replicate. Oggi Chaser è una superstar, la sua storia ha fatto il giro del mondo rivelando le potenzialità del dialogo tra esseri umani e cani: il suo straordinario viaggio con John dimostra il potere dell’apprendimento attraverso il gioco e apre i nostri occhi sulle infinite capacità dei nostri adorabili amici a quattro zampe.
- ISBN: 8811672864
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 319
- Data di uscita: 09-02-2017
John Pilley uses old-school psychology to train his border collie in Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words, co-authored with Hilary Hinzmann. What a coincidence that the methods he uses, based on his experience as a professor of human psychology, look a lot like force-fr Leggi tutto
This was an enjoyable and educational read. Dr. Pilley, a retired psychology professor who loves dogs, takes the time to not only educate his border collie, but document her learning so that there is some scientific contribution made in terms of what animals can understand about language and how the Leggi tutto
The information provided on Chaser and his ability to learn was very interesting to me personally. However, I found the positive influence this project had on the author, Johm Pilley, equally fascinating. Pilley did his extensive work with Chaser in his late 70s, and it is still continuing into his
The story does have a scientific background in language learning, but it's primarily a memory, author's personal experience of the communication with the dog, through training. It's difficult to avoid the comparison between own dog with Chaser - which is extremely susceptibility to learning, but I'm Leggi tutto
Chaser is a border collie who knows the names of over one thousand of her toys. She can fetch them, paw at them or nose them on command- by others too not just her dad/trainer. This is the story of how Dr. Pilley, a retired psychology professor trained and tested Chaser. It also covers how they got
Interesting book, VERY interesting dog. Lucky dog to have come into the life of the perfect human being for her. He is a mostly retired psychology professor who loves dogs and has a lot of time on his hands, literally 4-5+ hours a day to work with the dog, plus students to help him. It's the perfect Leggi tutto
Just a thoroughly entertaining read. If you're interested in animal intelligence, or language, this is a delightful but still substantive book that examines and expands the understanding of how much of spoken language dogs can understand.
I really don't think there was enough here to fill an entire book, so there was a lot of filler that I found myself skipping over. Still, I enjoyed it, and am trying some of the things I learned here with my own dog. I loved the photo on the back flap; it made me smile every time I looked at it.
So much nicer an ending than Dogs of Babel! We need to learn the language of dogs instead of thinking they need to speak the language of humans.
I don’t think there are many who would deny that pets can understand some things that we say. And some pets are smarter than others. Dogs particularly seem to have a gift of intelligence, especially breeds like border collies. A friend has a border collie who I have “dog-sat” several times over the y Leggi tutto
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