presented by Marc Bekoff
Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do
- There is no “the dog”: Dogs are unique individuals who have distinct personalities
- How dogs sense the world: What the nose knows and the role of other senses; peeing, marking, and rolling in stinky stuff
- Dogs just want to have fun: Playing fairly on the run, zoomies, and why dogs play
- Dominance: Dogs like many other animals form dominance relationships, but dominance has no part in training/teaching
- The cognitive and emotional lives of dogs: What they know and what they feel
- Let’s go to the dog park: The importance of “citizen science”
- Let dogs be dogs: 2018 and beyond
You can order Marc Bekoff’s new book: Canine Confidential at Amazon.
About the presenter
Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is an award winning researcher who has published more than 1000 essays (scientific, popular, and book chapters) and 30 books, including Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do. Marc has studied dogs and their wild relatives for many decades. His homepage is marcbekoff.com.