4/15 – Guest: Tania Luna, TED talk speaker and expert in the value of surprise… for dogs too?

Tania Luna talks a lot about how surprise or, something unexpected, helps get us present.  Our brain forces us to stop.

What an interesting tie-in to dogs!  Of course dogs help us be present and teach us how to listen with all of our senses… but do dogs like being surprised?  Where’s the line between beneficial stress and a fear reaction?

Given that startle response is something we can see dramatic variation in among litters of puppies, I wonder what our guest today thinks about fear reactions.

Here’s the link to her TED talk and some other interesting info to read and chew on.


And a great article from the Huffington Post:


Surprise Industries website: www.surpriseindustries.com