The Science Dog offers live and watch on-demand webinars covering a range of dog-related topics. Participants in the live versions have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter at the end of the presentation.
Read Below for a List of Upcoming Live Webinars
LIVE: Beware the Straw Man: Science vs. Stories in the Dog Training World
Wednesday, June 26th, 7:00 pm (CST). On-demand recording available until July 26th.
Description: Dog owners are constantly bombarded with advice regarding how to best train their dogs. Today, it seems that everyone who has ever owned a dog (and who currently owns a computer) has both an opinion and a training method to promote. So, how do you choose? More importantly, how does one differentiate among training methods that are recent fads and have little or no supporting evidence versus those that have been tested and are supported by science? In this webinar, attendees learn to critically assess dog training information through the use of a case study that follows a commonly accepted training practice through a series of studies to test whether or not it actually works. Meet Terry and her amazing dog Steve and learn about the design, implementation and conclusion of a scientific study involving Steve (and his friends). This interactive webinar finishes up with a discussion of the case, its strengths and weaknesses, and the potential of scientific research to enhance our understanding and use of best practices in dog training. Join us for an enjoyable and informative webinar!
- Presenter: Linda Case, MS (Author of “The Science Dog” and of “Beware the Straw Man“ and “Dog Smart“)
- Registration Deadline: June 26th, 6:00 pm CST
- Registration Fee: $19.95 (before June 26th); $21.95 (after June 26th) Click Here to Register
LIVE: Sound Decisions
Helping Your Dog Cope with a Noisy Human World
Wednesday, July 24th, 7:00 pm (CST). On-demand recording available until August 23rd.
Description: There are many products on the market today that purport to help protect our dogs from unpleasant sounds. There are even some that claim to “cure” sound phobias. How can we assess these claims? Eileen Anderson, who has graduate degrees in music and engineering science (acoustics), brings her unique expertise to this webinar. She will cover basics about the physics of sound that are not well-known in the dog training community and that can inform us how best to help our dogs. She will include what the science tells us about how best to protect our dogs from sound, be it with barriers, masking, or music. She’ll also explain the special challenges with performing desensitization and counter conditioning (DS/CC) with sound. Even stable dogs can be bothered by sudden or annoying noises. This webinar will give you information you must know if you are going to help any dog deal with scary or unpleasant sounds. Join us to learn what the evidence says about dogs and coping in a noisy human world.
- Presenter: Eileen Anderson, MM, MS, Dog trainer and author of the popular blog, Eileenanddogs.
- Registration Deadline: July 24, 6:00 pm CST
- Registration Fee: $19.95 Click Here to Register
LIVE: Your Brain on Dog Food:
Making Sound Decisions for your Dog’s Nutritional Health in an Age of Too Many Choices
Wednesday, August 28th, 7:00 pm (CST). On-demand recording available until September 27th.
Description: This webinar examines the current state of the pet food market and how information overload coupled with an over-abundance of dog food choices influence our ability to make wise and healthful decisions for our dogs. We begin with an examination of the roles that belief, emotions and reason play in human decision-making, including a review of cognitive biases that can hinder one’s ability to “stick to the evidence” when choosing a food. Using the evidence pyramid, we will examine the many types of information that bombard pet food customers daily and will examine the reliability and potential pitfalls of each. A set of basic nutrition facts about dogs is reviewed and participants learn how to consistently apply these when evaluating the many health and wellness claims that are made about commercial foods. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to review, critically evaluate and support (or not) their own pet feeding beliefs during this informative and enjoyable seminar that asks “Is this Your Brain on Dog Food?”
- Presenter: Linda Case, MS (Author of “The Science Dog” , Dog Food Logic, and “Beware the Straw Man“)
- Registration Deadline: August 28th, 6:00 pm CST
- Registration Fee: $19.95 (before August 28th); $21.95 (after August 28th) Click Here to Register