leanlix™ makes an ideal stocking stuffer
– especially for over-stuffed dogs
The low-calorie lick-able dog reward system, leanlix combats
pet obesity, which accelerates during the holidays
SEATTLE (Nov. 20, 2013) -- leanlix™, the innovative low-calorie reward and training tool for dogs, is introducing a new sweet potato flavor just in time for the holiday season, which can be a tempting time for overweight dogs.
leanlix was crafted to address pet obesity, the #1 concern of vets today. Studies show more than 54% of dogs are overweight and many are actually obese. During the holidays, dogs eat twice their normal amount.
“The holiday season can hit weight-troubled dogs with a double-whammy: a cornucopia of festive food and treat-happy guests, along with wintery weather which means less exercise and walks outside,” said Seattle entrepreneur Sharon Da Dalto, inspired to create leanlix by her food-motivated Labrador retriever, Grace. “All those turkey scraps, cookie crumbs -- and even too many healthy dog treats -- can pack pounds on your pooch.”
While most dog treats have 30 calories per serving, leanlix has 0 calories and 0 fat per serving (3 licks).
“More than just a lick-able treat, introducing leanlix into your dogs diet and exercise regimen can lessen the impact of the holiday pig out,” said Da Dalto. “leanlix makes a great holiday stocking stuffer for your dog, too.”
Dubbed Sweet Potato Rescue, due to Grace’s knack of “rescuing” the sweet potato when it falls from the kitchen counter, the new flavor smells a bit like caramel, or “candied yams, if you’re really feeling the season,” according to Da Dalto.
“Pair Sweet Potato Rescue with the turkey in our Dishwater Diner flavor and it’s a virtual holiday feast for your pet,” she added.
leanlix addresses three top trends in the pet industry: health, humanization and convenience. It’s low-calorie, gluten-free and fat-free with healthy ingredients such as probiotics for digestion, as well as antioxidants such as chamomile, freeze-dried strawberry and raspberry.
leanlix has fun “people” flavors with names all inspired by Grace’s antics performing, begging, scavenging and sometimes stealing for her favorite foods:
- Dishwasher Diner -- natural turkey flavor with chamomile
- ½ eaten p b and j -- all-natural non-allergenic peanut butter flavor with freeze-dried berry
- Grace –d-lux with cheese -- barbecue flavor with real natural cheese
- Run-a-way frank -- hot dog and bacon flavor with probiotic for digestion
- Bark B Q -- barbecue flavor with probiotic for digestion
- Sweet Potato Rescue (NEW!) – sweet potato flavor that dogs love.
leanlix comes in two sizes of recyclable plastic tubes: littlelix and biglix. littlelix (.15 oz.) resembles lip balm, while biglix (2.5 oz.) is like a big glue stick. leanlix tubes are solid and safe, whereas some competing products have a roller ball that might be harmful to dogs if swallowed.
“leanlix can be used by anyone with a dog where the concept of reward is important, including dog trainers, groomers, breeders and handlers, as well as ordinary pet owners looking for convenient, tasty motivation that doesn’t add to their dog’s waistline or makes a mess of crumbly treats in your pockets,” added Da Dalto. “Plus, leanlix features a lanyard design that can be worn around the neck, easily accessible while walking or working with your pet.”
leanlix products are already available in more than 100 specialty pet retailers coast-to-coast. Retailer customers may order directly through leanlix by calling (206) 445-2662.
leanlix™ is an innovative new low-calorie reward and training tool for dogs. Created by Seattle entrepreneur Sharon Da Dalto as a fun, healthy reward treat that can be licked by dogs, the original formulation of leanlix was crafted by a leading pet chemist in the industry to address the #1 concern of vets today: pet obesity. While most dog treats have about 30 calories per serving, gluten-free leanlix has 0 calories (3 licks per serving). leanlix comes in two sizes and fun flavors such as Run-a-way Frank, Bark B Q and Sweet Potato Rescue. A convenient tool for trainers, groomers, handlers and all dog lovers, leanlix is more than just a lick-able treat, it’s a fun part of an ongoing pet lifestyle program promoting diet along with exercise. leanlix is available from more than 100 specialty pet retailers in 29 states coast-to-coast. Retail customers may call (206) 445-2662 to order directly. For more information about leanlix, visit www.leanlix.com and www.facebook.com/leanlix
A rescue team from National Mill Dog Rescue mobilized into action late last week and traveled through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, picking up 86 surrendered breeding dogs from multiple locations.
In the commercial dog breeding industry, dogs are discarded when they are no longer of use for breeding, often these dogs are killed. National Mill Dog Rescue saves as many of these dogs as possible. Their rescue team transported the 86 newly rescued dogs to Lily's Haven, their facility near Colorado Springs, arriving late Saturday. 28 of the dogs were then transferred to Denver Dumb Friends League in Denver, where they will be cared for and seek out permanent homes. Under a special arrangement with NMDR, DDFL will work to find these dogs forever homes, but if unsuccessful will return the dogs to NMDR.
Theresa Strader, founder, had this to say about this rescue operation, "This has been a particularly grueling rescue run given the number of breeders we received dogs from and the multiple location stops, but with the support of our community, other rescue groups and our volunteers, we were able to save many lives and give these dogs a chance for a life outside of the cage. These dogs will now receive the veterinary care and socialization they desperately need as they prepare to become family pets."
About National Mill Dog Rescue
National Mill Dog Rescue is a Colorado Springs based 501(c)(3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes discarded commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills. NMDR relies on volunteers to care for the dogs, from the moment they are surrendered to the time they are adopted and beyond. They depend on the generosity of the public to provide the high level of care they do for the dogs and to continue to be able to save them.
National Mill Dog Rescue started with a single sentence in an e-mail that Theresa Strader received: "50 Italian Greyhounds in need." A large-scale breeding operation, or 'puppy mill' was going out of business and all 561 dogs were going to auction. One of those dogs was a seven-year-old Italian Greyhound named Lily. The moment their eyes met through the wire of Lily's tiny cage, Theresa knew her life had changed forever and that this new life would include Lily and a mission to bring about lasting change.
ELITE COMPETITION, NEW BREEDS AND MORE
IN NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA®
THANKSGIVING DAY ON NBC FOLLOWING MACY’S PARADE
Holiday TV Special, Hosted by John O’Hurley & David Frei,
Also Airing Saturday Night in Primetime on NBC
New York, NY – The NBC Thanksgiving Day special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®,” will crown one of America’s great purebreds as its 2013 champion on Thanksgiving Day, bringing canine competition and entertainment into America’s living rooms for the 12th year.
The holiday special (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones) follows the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and is watched annually by a total of almost 20 million viewers. Over 175 breeds vie for Best in Show honors in the tradition-rich Kennel Club of Philadelphia competition. An encore presentation will air on NBC in primetime on Saturday, November 30, from 8-10 p.m. ET.
“Families now know to find the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® on Thanksgiving Day at noon following the Macy’s Parade,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. “With the encore presentation Saturday night, these great dogs get to show their stuff in primetime for the second consecutive year.”
The special is a celebration of America’s fascination with man’s best friend, hosted by beloved TV personality John O’Hurley, best known as “J. Peterman” on Seinfeld. O’Hurley is joined by expert analyst David Frei, the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on USA Network and America’s foremost authority on the sport.
The National Dog Show also boasts a powerful online presence at www.NBCSports.com and at www.NationalDogShow.com. Because of heavy interest from breed enthusiasts around the world, those platforms offer a look at every dog in the group competition, featuring the walks and judging of all the breed-winning canines. The online video will include extensive highlights from the TV special and video from the 11 past Best in Show winners. The sites will also feature behind the scenes photos and video, capturing all of the backstage energy generated by 1,500-plus eager canines.
Unlike traditional dog show coverage, the two-hour special’s unique content is facilitated by the open format of the event, one of only four remaining “benched” shows in which the dogs are on display all day for the visiting public.
The show will spotlight three new AKC-recognized breeds, the Portugese Podengo Pequeno, the Rat Terrier and the Chinook, making their television and major-event debuts.
The National Dog Show Presented by Purina takes place on Saturday, November 16, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center as part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual cluster of all-breed shows.
The producer of the event is Carson International of Ketchum, ID, the world’s most prominent producer and packager of canine events for live audiences and television.
Sunday, Nov. 17 is National Take a Hike Day, and what better way to celebrate than bringing along man’s best friend. Whether it’s a solo walk in the park, a hike on your favorite trail or a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood, Petmate has several items great for Fido’s jaunt into the great outdoors – including the Petmate Portable Pop-Up Tent.
Designed to spring into shape in seconds, the tent features an extra-large front zipper flap for easy entry and a durable waterproof bottom to prevent leaks and allow for easy clean-up of pet messes.
The tent’s See & Go side mesh panels protect pets and provides a safe and shady shelter while allowing them to see what's going on outside. The door can also be rolled up which allows pets to use it as a den in their home or backyard.
Available in Navy Blue and in two sizes: Small ($44.99 MSRP) and Medium ($59.99 MSRP).
Perfect for fun outdoor adventures and pets on the go!
Founded in 1963, Petmate is the nation’s leading maker of innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel and play. Arlington, Texas-based Petmate is the trusted authority in innovative, functional, high-quality pet products including bedding, kennels, dog houses, feeding and watering products, litter maintenance products, toys, collars, leads and travel solutions, available at pet supply retailers nationwide. Petmate also makes pet family favorite brands Chuckit!, Wetnoz, Aspen Pet, JW and more. For more information, visit www.petmate.com.
WHEN: A Special Holiday Episode of PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, premiering on November 30, at 10pm ET/PT.
WHAT: As part of Animal Planet’s on-going commitment to make a positive impact in the animal world, the network is asking viewers to tune in to help drive donations to Villalobos Rescue Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization featured in the series PIT BULLS & PAROLEES. “You Watch. We Give.” is part of the network’s non-profit initiative Reach Out. Act. Respond. (R.O.A.R). Based on the number of viewers who watch an all-new episode of Animal Planet's PIT BULLS & PAROLEES on Saturday, November 30, at 10 pm ET/PT, funds will be donated to Villalobos Rescue Center for the care and feeding of 200+ pit bulls living at VRC (up to $50,000).
In the high-drama episode, “Giving Back,” Tia and her Villalobos family have settled in New Orleans, so she sends her family into the neighborhood to spread the word about VRC. Outreach proves worthwhile when two dogs are trapped under an unstable two-ton pile of wood, and local residents call in Villalobos. Tia doesn't hesitate to risk her life to save the terrified pit bills. Next, after losing their beloved pit bull, a couple adopts a new dog. The episode ends with the New Orleans’ arena football team recruiting VRC pit bull Rhino and Tia’s twin sons to be on-field mascots.
WHY: This is the fourth year of the “You Watch. We Give." campaign, and past initiatives have gone a long way to pay for Villalobos' vet bills, food and shelter for the dogs and have helped to keep the rescue running. Last year’s initiative yielded a donation of $50,000 and garnered 1.3 million unique P2+ viewers for the episode. That donation was used to help pay for the disaster relief recovery and care for the more than 200 dogs at Villalobos Rescue Center that were affected by Hurricane Isaac.
R.O.A.R. is Animal Planet’s national campaign that leads the way in taking action and being a voice for animals. To learn more about Villalobos and all of the R.O.A.R partners please visit: www.animalplanet.com/roar.
(Nov. 11, 2013) – After confirmation of two new flu-like canine viruses in the Tampa Bay region, The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association cautions dog owners in the area to avoid places where dogs socialize or congregate.
Last week, Hillsborough County Animal Services announced that several dogs at its shelter tested positive for respiratory coronavirus and pneumovirus. Dogs at the shelter were tested as part of a Cornell University research study. Barry Kellogg, VMD, HSVMA’s senior veterinary advisor said: “If you notice your dog has runny eyes, a runny nose, or is sneezing and/or coughing, you should immediately contact your veterinarian.” Management of canine infectious respiratory disease in dogs housed in close proximity to one another remains a challenge, and it is critical that veterinarians working in and with animal shelters are familiar with its various causes. CIRDC is commonly known as “kennel cough.” The pneumovirus and respiratory coronavirus are just two of the viruses that cause respiratory diseases. Any of these upper respiratory infections cause an illness similar to when a human gets the flu; however, these are not the same disease as the Canine Flu. The viruses are not usually deadly, but infected animals should be given veterinary care, including antibiotics for secondary infections. While respiratory coronavirus and pneumovirus are not contagious to humans or cats, Hillsborough County Animal Services – the only shelter in the area – has taken steps to confine the viruses. The shelter temporarily halted adoptions, and will only accept sick or injured dogs, dogs who have bitten someone and dogs deemed “dangerous.” There is no way to prevent outbreaks such as this, but animals vaccinated for the upper respiratory complex may fare better in such situations. Pet owners should make sure their animals are properly vaccinated. A consultation with a veterinarian who understands both your situation and the vaccines available will determine which vaccines are best for your animals. Additional Resources and Information The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association was formed as a home for veterinary professionals who want to join together to speak out for animals, engage in direct care programs for animals in need, and educate the public and others in the profession about animal welfare issues. The HSVMA is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. Subscribe to Wayne Pacelle’s blog, A Humane Nation. Follow The HSUS PR department on Twitter for the latest animal welfare news. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device by searching for our “Humane TV” app. The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the Web at humanesociety.org.
Last week, Hillsborough County Animal Services announced that several dogs at its shelter tested positive for respiratory coronavirus and pneumovirus. Dogs at the shelter were tested as part of a Cornell University research study.
Barry Kellogg, VMD, HSVMA’s senior veterinary advisor said: “If you notice your dog has runny eyes, a runny nose, or is sneezing and/or coughing, you should immediately contact your veterinarian.”
Management of canine infectious respiratory disease in dogs housed in close proximity to one another remains a challenge, and it is critical that veterinarians working in and with animal shelters are familiar with its various causes. CIRDC is commonly known as “kennel cough.” The pneumovirus and respiratory coronavirus are just two of the viruses that cause respiratory diseases.
Any of these upper respiratory infections cause an illness similar to when a human gets the flu; however, these are not the same disease as the Canine Flu. The viruses are not usually deadly, but infected animals should be given veterinary care, including antibiotics for secondary infections. While respiratory coronavirus and pneumovirus are not contagious to humans or cats, Hillsborough County Animal Services – the only shelter in the area – has taken steps to confine the viruses. The shelter temporarily halted adoptions, and will only accept sick or injured dogs, dogs who have bitten someone and dogs deemed “dangerous.”
There is no way to prevent outbreaks such as this, but animals vaccinated for the upper respiratory complex may fare better in such situations. Pet owners should make sure their animals are properly vaccinated. A consultation with a veterinarian who understands both your situation and the vaccines available will determine which vaccines are best for your animals.
Additional Resources and Information
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association was formed as a home for veterinary professionals who want to join together to speak out for animals, engage in direct care programs for animals in need, and educate the public and others in the profession about animal welfare issues. The HSVMA is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States.
Subscribe to Wayne Pacelle’s blog, A Humane Nation. Follow The HSUS PR department on Twitter for the latest animal welfare news. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device by searching for our “Humane TV” app.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the Web at humanesociety.org.
Every Pet Deserves a Cold One
Revolutionary new pet bowl keeps water cold and fresh without batteries or electricity
Teaneck, New Jersey (April 23, 2012) – It’s very well known that humans prefer refreshing cold water to stagnant room temperature water. But what do our pets prefer? The answer seems obvious. If our pets could talk, they would choose cold refreshing water over warm stale water any day. Which is why Andrew Lanter, inventor, founder and CEO of New Jersey-based FroBo launched a revolutionary new pet bowl that keeps pets’ water cold and fresh all day long -- without batteries or electricity!
“I was sick of my dog Charlie’s water looking like a mid-day science experiment,” explains Lanter. “As I filled my frosty mug with an ice cold beverage, I thought – wow, most of the time Charlie is drinking room-temperature water that probably tastes stagnant. I spoke with a few veterinarians and they agreed that cold, fresh water is not only more refreshing for pets - it’s healthier. And so I began the mission to create FroBo, a brand new bowl that would keep Charlie’s water cold, fresh and healthy all day long.”
The FroBo is a revolutionary new pet bowl that lowers the temperature of your pets’ water, keeping it chilled. With its non-electric and easy-to-use freezer core, the FroBo is simple to use and provides loving pet owners with a hassle and worry-free way to keep pets happily hydrated.
“As humans, we take a refreshing glass of fresh cold water for granted,” explains Lanter. “As temperatures rise, keeping pets hydrated and cool can mean the difference between life and death. When frozen overnight, the FroBo will keep water cool for several hours - even when placed outdoors on a hot summer day. With thousands of pets suffering heat exhaustion and heat stroke every year, the FroBo is an essential tool to keep pets safe this season.”
Frobo can be used as an outdoor or travel bowl or as your pets’ regular daily water bowl, the FroBo holds 24 ounces of water and measures 10.5 inches in diameter. And unlike ice cubes that require frequent replenishing or fountains that require electricity or batteries, the FroBo cools water using a removable bowl insert lined with non-toxic gel – just like a human frosty mug! After as little as two hours in the freezer, the gel will change color when it’s ready to use. Once filled, FroBo can keep water chilled below room temperature for up to eight hours. The longer you freeze it, the longer it lasts! FroBo is easy to clean and has a rubber base that prevents sliding.
The FroBo retails for $29.99 and includes the outer FroBo bowl with removable freezer core insert, available for purchase at http://www.myfrobo.com. Additional freezer core inserts are available for $14.99 and make life very convenient – pet parents can always have a bowl in the freezer ready-to-go, allowing pets constant access to fresh, cold water.
As a company, FroBo’s mission is to give back to the community. Most recently, FroBo paid the life-saving veterinary bills for Kilo, the nationally recognized hero pit bull that took a bullet to the head saving his owners from an armed robbery. FroBo and Kilo were recently featured on the popular national talk show The View. Kilo has now become FroBo’s coolest – and most heroic pet!
Launched in 2012, the FroBo was created after Andrew Lanter’s rescue dog Charlie seemed a bit jealous of Lanter’s ice-filled frosty mug. Andrew looked at Charlie’s bowl and realized the water looked warm and stale. Lanter was upset with himself for not filling Charlie’s water bowl often enough with fresh cool water and he quickly realized the need for a safe, non-electric method of keeping pets’ water fresh and cold. Thus, FroBo was born and launched with a mission of keeping pets happy by keeping their water chilled and fresh. No longer will pet water bowls look like a mid-day science experiment -- water will remain chilled throughout the day, just as our furry companions like it.
Dogs are a man’s best friend, and a dog’s innate sense of loyalty and companionship has generated countless stories of unconditional love between owner and pet. In BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS edited by David Tabatsky, photographs by Garry Gross (St. Martin’s Press; Nov 5) this relationship is explored through charming photographs, short essays and poems. A tribute to these elder animals, BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS also explores the current state of care and custody of senior dogs (primarily in America, but in other countries as well) serving as a call to action to people everywhere.
Garry Gross was always a dog lover and after he retired from the world of fashion photography, he established Dog Trainers of New York, a highly successful dog training business that has helped thousands of dogs enjoy better lives with their families. Ten years after establishing the business, Garry decided to combine his two passions: photography and dogs. While he showcased the beauty and soul of every dog he photographed, older and senior dogs fascinated him the most.
BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS is a compilation of 44 stunning color Garry Gross photos that are accompanied by uplifting, humorous and touching articles by a range of writers including Dean Koontz, Anna Quindlen, Doris Day, Marlo Thomas and more. At the end, there is also a practical resource guide about caring for senior dogs to activate and inspire readers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DAVID TABATSKY is a writer, editor, teacher and performing artist. He is the also the founder of Write for Life, dedicated to presenting writing and communication workshops in cancer centers around the country for patients, caregivers and medical staff. He teaches writing at The Cooper Union and circus arts and theatre in New York City public schools.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Gary Gross began his career as a commercial photographer studying with master photographers Lisette Model and Richard Avedon. His fashion and beauty photography has been featured in numerous fashion magazines and his work has appeared on the covers of GQ, Cosmopolitan, and New York magazine. Over the course of his long career, Gross photographed countless celebrities, including Calvin Klein, Gloria Steinem, Whitney Houston, and Lou Reed. Gross’s last project was a series of large-scale portraits of senior dogs, part of his active support for charities that benefited elder dogs. He died in New York City’s Greenwich Village on November 30, 2010.
St. Martin’s Press / Hardcover / $17.99 / On Sale November 5, 2013
HOW DOGS LOVE US
A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
by Gregory Berns
Advance Praise for HOW DOGS LOVE US:
"A solid introduction to an appealing new area of research" – Kirkus Reviews
"Amazingly entertaining and super smart. In How Dogs Love Us, Gregory Berns gives us our first real look inside the brain of a dog, while simultaneously setting new standards in ethical science. A truly great read!"
—Steven Kotler, author of A Small Furry Prayer
" How Dogs Love Us is a fascinating account of a scientist’s tenacious pursuit of the unknown. Gregory Berns’s account of his lab’s Dog Project provides readers with new insights into the minds of our most loyal companions while also reminding us that scientific research should be approached with passion, love, and a bold disregard for the possibility of failure."
—Dan Ariely, author of The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty
"Gregory Berns's book, packed with solid scientific research and warm personal stories, will set the agenda for future research on the minds and emotional lives of animals."
—Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals
"This book lets you see inside the mind of a dog as never before. How Dogs Love Us will revolutionize how we understand animals—especially our dogs. This is a must-read for animal lovers and neuroscientists alike."
—Brian Hare, author of The Genius of Dogs
Have you ever looked into your dog’s big brown eyes and wondered what he or she was thinking? Do dogs really understand what we are saying and do they really love us like we love them? Have we been underestimating their intelligence and capabilities? In his ground breaking new book, HOW DOGS LOVE US: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain (Amazon Publishing/New Harvest; October 22, 2013; 272 pages; $25), Greg Berns shares the story of how he trained dogs to sit quietly during an MRI and reveals remarkable findings that will transform the way we communicate with man’s best friend.
Emory University Neuroscientist Gregory Berns has spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study the human brain, but when he and his daughter adopted “Callie” a skinny, shy terrier mix from the shelter, he was inspired to see if the same tools would unlock the secrets of a dog’s brain as well. Curious to know what his new dog was thinking, he overcame administrative, technical, legal and behavioral hurdles and painstakingly trained Callie to enter the MRI scanner on her own and stay still during the scans (earmuffs and all!).
In his new book, HOW DOGS LOVE US: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain (Amazon Publishing/New Harvest; October 22, 2013; 272 pages; $25.00), Greg Berns explains how he trained dogs to voluntarily submit to the MRI and then reveals many surprising findings from his studies of the canine brain. What he discovered challenges many prevailing ideas about dogs and could revolutionize the way humans and dogs coexist. For example, Burns found:
Dogs are more like people than we thought and his findings beg the question “Should dogs - and other animals - be granted legal rights beyond being property?”
How dogs love and evidence that they do empathize with human emotions.
The idea of being the “pack leader,” as some experts suggest, may be a mistake.
Berns’ work conducting canine brain scans on conscious, unrestrained dogs—dubbed “The Dog Project” at Emory—has now expanded the team of MRI-dogs to explore how dogs learn and smell, and what they experience when they’re separated from their humans.
Utterly fascinating and required reading for all dog lovers, HOW DOGS LOVE US answers age-old questions about man’s best friend and will help pave new ways to improve canine-human communication —even with dogs who have shown aggression towards humans. In fact, one day we might find ourselves declaring “Dogs are people too!” and granting them rights beyond our wildest dreams.
About the Author:
GREGORY BURNS, MD, PhD is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Nature, Money, New Scientist, Psychology Today, and on CNN, NPR, ABC, and the BBC. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
HOW DOGS LOVE US
A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
GREGORY BURNS, MD, PhD
Amazon Publishing/New Harvest
On-Sale Date: October 22, 2013; 272 Pages, $25.00