8/20/14 – Beagle Freedom Project!!! Stop Animal testing and adopt and ex lab animal through BFP!

The Beagle Freedom Project is a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home.

Visit their website: www.beaglefreedomproject.org to read rescue stories, watch videos, learn more about beagles used in animal testing, and how you can help.

 

Vashon Sheepdog Trials are this weekend!  Come watch with me and my community on Saturday, 8/23 from noon- the end (5:30).  Go to www.vashonsheepdogclassic.com for more info about the event.  It’s so fun!  One of the best events all year.

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8/13/14 – Bill Berhow – Herding champion – Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Can’t wait for the Vashon Sheepdog Trials August 22-25th!

Come watch with me on Saturday, August 23rd from noon – on!

Just look for a crowd wearing Dog Show stickers and you’ll find me.

www.vashonsheepdogclassic.com

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8/6/14 – International Assistance Dog Week – Jeanne Hampl

Jam-packed with information about Service Dogs.  Great show!

www.assistancedogclub.org

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7/30 – Author Von Martin – A Long Way to Nome – the 1925 Serum Run Expedition

Local musher and author talks about the 1925 Serum Run Expedition, a path to Nome Alaska traveled by dog sled teams to bring life saving antidote to Diphtheria-stricken Nome, Alaska.  Dogsled was the ONLY way in 1925 to get to Nome Alaska in the winter.  Incredible story!

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7/23/14 – 4th Graders wrote in dog questions that get answered on today’s show.

Miss Haskell’s 4th grade class all wrote me some dog-related questions and I answered them on today’s show.  This is an encore presentation of one of my all time favorite episodes!

 

 

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7/16/14 – New trainer talks with expert trainer

Encore!  Today my guest is a new dog trainer who has questions about getting started in the business, and about dog behavior and training.

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7/9/14 – Aggressive Behavior in Dogs – Tracy Ross

Talking today with Tracy Ross, specialist in dog aggression.  Julie and Tracy talk about the different causes of aggressive behavior in dogs.

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7/2/14 – 4th of July safety with the AKC and Missing Pet Partnership’s Kat Albrecht

We are approaching one of the worst weekends for animals: 4th of July!

Listen to 4th of July safety tips from a spokesperson with the American Kennel Club, then I talk with Kat Albrecht, founder of Missing Pet Partnership- reuniting lost pets with their families.  They’ll be busy over this holiday weekend!

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6/25/14 – AHELP Project and SPARCS Recap!

AHELP Fundraiser this Saturday, June 28th at Norm’s in Fremont – Seattle!  2-5 pm, bring your friendly dog and some cash to play games and buy raffle tickets.  All proceeds support AHELP.  Comfort and Empowerment around end of life choices for animals and their people.

www.ahelpproject.org

Also today, recap of SPARCS Conference.  Was so AWESOME!  Can’t wait till SPARCS 2015!  If you missed it, you can watch archives via www.caninescience.info.

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6/18/14 – Do You Believe in Dog? Julie Hecht and Mia Cobb, hosts of SPARCS 2014 this weekend!

Julie and Mia met at a conference in July of 2012 and have since started an excellent blog, “Do You Believe in Dog?”, where they take turns posting about topics related to their own research, the work of their research groups and other random dog science themes.

Julie Hecht is the author of Dog Spies and is a canine behavioral researcher  and manages Alexandra Horowitz’s Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College in New York.

Mia Cobb is in a Ph.D. program researching the effects of social and environmental enrichment on welfare, stress and performance of kenneled working dogs.  She co-hosts a podcast called Human Animal Science - Human Animal Science is a regular podcast hosted by Tim Adams and Mia Cobb that takes a scientific view of the world of humans and animals.

Check out Mia and Julie’s links below!

 

Do You Believe in Dog? - Julie Hecht and Mia Cobb

Dog Spies – Julie Hecht

Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab – Julie Hecht

Human Animal Science – Mia Cobb

Anthrozoology Research Group – Mia Cobb

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