Dogs decoded reveals the science behind the extraordinary bond between humans and their dogs and investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of the dogs – with startling implications for the evolution of human culture. Other studies are showing what dog lovers have suspected all along: The dogs have a great ability to read and respond to human emotions.
Humans, in turn, meet the dogs with the same hormone responsible for binding mothers to their babies. How has this amazing relationship between humans and dogs become? And how can the dogs, so closely related to wolves fearful, they behave differently?