The Dog Connection – Annie Brody
About This Show
There is an amazing bond between dogs and their humans. Once considered just household pets, dogs are now treasured companions and members of the family. To strengthen this powerful inter-species relationship, each week Founder of Camp Unleashed, Annie Brody engages in thought-provoking and informative conversations with dog researchers, behaviorists, psychologists, veterinarians and other dog specialists about what we are discovering about how dogs actually think and experience the world. .So pull up a chair, give your dog a bone and listen to the latest thinking about understanding canines and deepening our relationship with them right here on The Dog Connection.
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The Dog Connection – The science behind dogs and the dog-human relationship
Aug 11 13
Scientific inquiry into dogs has grown exponentially since the 1950s. This research is vast and incorporates animal behavior (ethology), psychology, zoology, archaeology and genetics, among other fields.
In this show, we’ll meet Julie Hecht, a canine behavioral researcher and science writer who manages the Alexandra Horowitz’s Dog Cognition Laboratory (http://www.doghumanplay.com/) at Barnard College in New York City. Julie and her co-workers have investigated olfactory preferences, dog understanding of "fairness,” dog-human play behavior and common anthropomorphisms. A regular contributor to The Bark magazine, Julie blogs at Scientific American magazine under Dog Spies (http://www.dogspies.com/Dog_Spies/Home.html)and at Do You Believe in Dog (http:doyoubelieveindog.blogspot.com/)?, a joint, pen-pal blog with fellow researcher Mia Cobb.
Julie gives us an insider look at the research on dogs in their natural environment and how you can use these findings to enhance your dog’s quality of life and your relationship with your dog.