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Exploring Citizen Science

With guest chatters, Julie Hecht, MSc, Caren Cooper, Ph.D., and Jessica Hekman, DVM, MS. What do birders, dog and cat lovers, language aficionados, gamers, and brain enthusiasts have in common? Why, it’s citizen science—public involvement in scientific inquiry and the discovery of new information and knowledge. This CAAB Chat takes an in-depth look at citizen science,…

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The Science Behind a Happy Dog: Canine Training, Thinking, and Behavior

With Guest Chatters Emma Grigg, Ph.D., CAAB and Tammy Donaldson, Ph.D., CAAB In writing this book, Tammy and I wanted to provide an easy-to- use resource for dog owners or guardians who want to provide the best possible lives for their dogs, have questions that need answers, and who want to be secure in the…

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Behavior, Stress and Respiratory Disease in Shelter Dogs

  Dr. Alexandra Protopopova, Dr. Nathan Hall (Texas Tech) and Dr. Jessica Hekman (University of Illinois) will talk about their current project correlating behavior, physiologic measurements of stress, and respiratory disease in shelter dogs. They will talk specifically about their methods – how exactly do you measure behavior, stress, and respiratory disease (three fuzzy concepts)…

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