The Regulator welcomes bestselling author Cat Warren for the launch of her new book, What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World. All ages are welcome!
In this young readers edition of her New York Times bestseller, Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach readers that the nose knows no bounds when it comes to working together, being persistent, and helping others.
Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he’s only one of many thousands of scent-detection dogs all over the United States. That’s a group that includes cadaver dogs, tracking, trailing, and apprehension dogs; dogs that can locate unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers; and even dogs that can find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake.
All these dogs love to use their noses. They think their job is simply the best, most interesting game they’ve ever played! What good working dogs can do may seem magical or mysterious, but What the Dog Knows shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these amazing abilities.
"Learn about the fascinating world of training working dogs to identify scents, rescue people, find explosives, and assist law enforcement." -- Temple Grandin, author of ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION
Cat Warren is a professor at NC State, where she teaches science journalism, editing, and creative nonfiction courses. Before starting her academic career, Warren worked for newspapers across the United States, reporting on crime, poverty, and politics, from California to Wyoming to Connecticut. Warren started training her young German shepherd, Solo, as a cadaver dog in 2004. She and Solo were called to search for the missing across North Carolina for a number of years. Cat Warren lives in downtown Durham with her husband, David Auerbach, a retired professor of philosophy at NC State, and their two German shepherds.
Learn more about Cat's work here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Cat-Warren/400406676
For a free Educator's Guide to accompany the book: What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition Curriculum Guide (pdf)
What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World, ISBN 9781534428140, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; grades 3-7; ages 8-12.