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Exploring Intelligent Canine with Citizen Scientists

Dr. Brian Hare on Pet Life Radio ........

..Dr. Brian Hare

Is your Corgi incorrigible?  Does your poodle ponder life more than bound headlong into the fray at the dog park?  Why does one dog seem to be a genius and another can barely find its way out of the backyard?  Is knowing how and what your dog is thinking helpful to caring for a dog?  What does this information do for the mental wellbeing of their owners? 

My guest is Dr. Brian Hare is a Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology.  He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center at Duke University and is a cynophilist…. a dog lover.  We will examine how to play, discover and connect with our best friends through Dognition.

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Chief Science Officer, Canines, Inc.
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Canines Inc.
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University


Dr. Brian Hare is associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which is a division of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, founded the Hominoid Psychology Research Group while at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and subsequently founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center when arriving at Duke University.

His research consistently received national and international media coverage over the last decade and has been featured in the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Time, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Nature, Wired, Science magazine, CNN and ABC (Australia). He has been a frequent guest on radio programs including the BBC and American National Public Radio. He has also been featured in multiple documentaries from production companies such as National Geographic (U.S.), BBC (U.K.), Nova (U.S.), RTL (Germany), SBS (Korea) and Globo (Brazil). Dr. Hare is frequently invited to give lectures on his research on dog intelligence. For example, in 2009 he gave the keynote addresses at the annual conferences for both Assistance Dog Training Society and Association of Pet Dog Trainers, which are both among the largest dog training societies in the U.S.



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