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Announcing Science Dog Webinars!

Hello Science Dog Readers!
You spoke and we listened! In response to more than 4000 survey replies, we selected four topics to begin The Science Dog’s new venture; live and on-demand webinars. Here are the details – looking forward to chatting with you soon!
Linda Case

The Science Dog is offering a series of live and watch on-demand webinars. Participants in the live versions have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter at the end of the presentation.

Busy on the day of the live webinar? No worries – Registered participants have access to the recorded webinar for 30 days following the event!

Complete the form at the bottom of the page if you would like to be notified via email about upcoming Science Dog Webinars!

Understanding Canine Body Signals 


  • Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 pm (CST). On-demand recording available until April 27th.
  • Description:  Dogs use a range of complex and varied visual signals when communicating with others. The direction of a dog’s gaze, carriage of her head, set of her ears, retraction of her lips, position of her tail, and placement of her feet combine to tell a story about how she is feeling. Equally important is the context within which these visual signals occur and the identity and behavior of the receiver of the signals. Is the approaching individual a known and friendly dog, an unfamiliar dog, a welcomed owner, or a potentially threatening stranger? Is the dog in an environment that he knows well and has visited often or is he entering a new space where there are numerous uncertainties? Understanding canine communication includes the whole picture – all of the visual (and often subtle) signals that a dog is displaying plus consideration of the situation. This webinar provides an in-depth discussion of the body language of dogs, including more than 150 photographic examples, and examines the importance of attending to context as we respond to our dog’s signals and needs.
  • Registration Fee: $19.95 Click Here to Register

Dogs are Carnivores, Right? 


  • Wednesday, April 24th, 7:00 pm (CST). On-demand recording available until May 24th.

  • Description: There is much argument (and polarization) today regarding how best to feed our dogs. While some believe that dogs are obligate carnivores and should be fed a raw diet containing high levels of meat, others promote avoiding all types of processed foods and feeding only homemade diets. Yet another sub-group maintains that dogs are more omnivorous in nature and are capable of thriving when fed a vegetarian diet. Where does the truth lie? Specifically, what does science tell us about the domestic dog’s classification, eating habits and nutrient requirements? In this seminar, we examine the evidence that supports and refutes various beliefs about the domestic dog’s nutrient needs, feeding behavior and nutritional health. Participants will be encouraged to question and support their own beliefs and dog feeding practices as we explore what is currently understood about our canine best friend’s dietary needs and feeding behavior.

  • Registration Fee: $19.95 Click Here to Register

Nutritional Controversies – Looking at the Science


  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:00 pm (CST). On-demand recording available until June 22nd.

  • Description: Most dog owners and pet professionals agree that providing optimal nutrition is essential for our dogs’ health and wellness. Nutrition is also an aspect of dog’ lives over which owners exert almost complete control. As a result, the responsibility of selecting the best pet food and feeding our dogs well tends to lie heavily upon our minds. More so today than ever before, owners are seeking that holy grail of pet nutrition –  a particular feeding philosophy, ingredient, or nutrient that will guarantee their dog’s long-life, peak health, and performance success. This search is complicated by an apparently endless list of choices and opinions (especially from neighbor Joe, who happens to know a lot about dogs). The quagmire thickens with the recent explosion of new forms of pet food and legitimate concerns regarding food safety. Although there are no simple (or single) answers, we do have nutritional science to guide us. An examination of the scientific evidence that is available and understanding where nutritional science leaves off and hyperbole picks up can aid us in making well-informed and safe decisions about how best to feed their our dogs. This Science Dog webinar focuses on just a few of these issues and will review evidence-based nutrition regarding different types of foods (including raw diets) and several currently popular feeding practices.

  • Registration Fee: $19.95 Click Here to Register 

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