Episode 35: Why Dogs Do That

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.
— Gilda Radner
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
— Emily Dickinson

A much more lighthearted episode than our typical fare, we wanted to find a text which was both informative while also being easy to consume. We give a reading from several chapters of Tom Davis' book Why Dogs Do That. The chapters explain and offer a variety of hypotheses for canine behavior including why dogs chase cars and why certain breeds point or fetch instinctively.