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!
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.
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.
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
What a wonderful conversation with Patricia McConnell Ph.D.!
This one goes down as one of my all-time favorites. Dr. McConnell was a delight to talk with and the conversation was over too soon.
Patricia McConnell is one of the speakers at this year’s SPARCS conference.
SPARCS Speaker interview – Dr. Simon Gadbois
Visit www.caninescience.info to learn more about SPARCS Conference 2014 and how you can listen either in person or via their live streaming.
One of my favorite topics to discuss is dogs’ incredible sense of smell! I can’t wait to hear what Dr. Gadbois has to say on this matter, given his experience specifically researching this topic, and how it can be applied. Whether it be hypoglycemia, or invasive insects, Dr. Gadbois is doing some great work around this topic!
Find him at http://www.gadbois.org/simon/
And watch this great clip of some his program dogs being trained to detect scent. Notice the positive, encouraging tone!