Clive D.L. Wynne

Cindy Seip

Clive D. L. Wynne, Ph.D., is a founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He has published pieces in Psychology Today, New Scientist, and the New York Times, and has appeared on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC. Every dog lover likes to believe our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. In Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist, shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA. Wynne’s research is helping to usher in a new era in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. This scientific revolution is revealing more about dogs’ unique origins, behavior, needs, and hidden depths than we ever imagined possible. Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows called Dog Is Love “Lively and fascinating… The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love.”