The front of the book is a picture of a hound. That catches one's eye.
The book is well made - a hard back, good binding, simple, entertaining pictures. The book doesn't have chapters per see. Instead the book has subtitles.
The writer, Alexandra Horowitz is a psychologist.. She uses her research in behavior theory to explain how and why dogs behave as they do.
The book is dense. It is not easy to read. I could only read a few pages at a time. My book was a library book. But it is a book I wouldn't mind buying.
The writer spends a lot of time comparing the dog with the wolf. She also discusses the relationship between humans and cats. And who would be a psychologist if she didn't talk about rats.
The book does not talk about cats much. I guess you are either a cat person or a dog person.
The inside of a dog would be a good reference book for the student who is writing a research paper. It is a good beginning.
When the writer talks about her own dog, her anecdotes are really funny. It is an inspiration for me to draw pictures of my cat.
The book is in large print. This will be good for those who have limited vision.