Unleashing Your Dog — Dr. Marc Bekoff
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Our canine best friends bring limitless joy to humankind. Even if you don't have a dog, you've met one on the street. You've seen one at a park. Or maybe, you've even seen their head sticking out of a car window. These intelligent animals have a lot to offer us — as long as we care for them the right way. In this episode, author and canine expert Dr. Marc Bekoff joins host Charles Mizrahi to talk about how we have — and should — interact with dogs.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to Marc Bekoff (00:00:00)
  • The Evolution of Dogs (00:04:01)
  • Pet Communication (00:07:46)
  • Fear and Caution (00:15:13)
  • The Responsibilities of Ownership (00:24:20)
  • Pandemic Dogs (00:27:31)
  • Common Misconceptions (00:33:46)
  • Wolf Genes (00:40:05)
  • Considering Dog Ownership (00:43:09)
  • Unleashing Your Dog (00:47:11)

Guest Bio:

Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is a biologist, ecologist, professor emeritus, and author. He researches animal behavior and cognition, human-animal interactions, and compassionate conservation. He’s also a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and the co-chair of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute.

Marc has published 30 books, including Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do and The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientists Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy — and Why They Matter. His work has been featured in Time Magazine, Scientific American, and BBC Wildlife.

Resources Mentioned:

·      A Dog's World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans

·      Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible



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