WHAT MY ANIMAL CAN TEACH ME
Animals play an integral part in our lives. From being part of the family to being working dogs herding a flock. To date there has been a great deal of research being done to understand our furry friends and our relationship to each other. Our dynamic relationship with animals has become even more prevalent through the increased popularity of service animals and therapy animals. While research has shown that therapy and service animals have advantageous benefits to humans, what about the reverse? Humans can spend years in therapy to better ourselves and release past traumas. But what about animals who have suffered their own traumas? While psychotherapy for dogs is not yet a trending treatment, our guest today, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, has initiated an in-depth study on understanding animal behavior and our relationships with animals.