More recently than not, I took a course with Coursera.org named Dog Cognition and Emotion by Duke University by Brian Hare.
The course was an amazing eye opener.
Brian Hare’s stunning discovery is that when dogs domesticated themselves around 40,000 years ago they became far more like human infants than their wolf ancestors. Domestication gave dogs a whole new kind of social intelligence. This finding will change the way we think about dogs and dog training—indeed, the revolution has already begun
Below you can see the book cover of the book that accompanies the course.