Researching Canine Senior Moments…
Helping Dogs, Helping People
..Dr. Gary Landsberg.............................
People and pets are living longer than ever. With aging come many challenges… physical as well as mental. Current research is investigating the adage that ‘you can’t teach an old dog, or for that matter, an old person new tricks’. Is it that they can’t learn or is it that they can’t remember? Geriatric dogs with their naturally occurring behavioral and physical changes offer behaviorists and research scientists a marvelous model for studying and treating devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Today’s guest, Dr. Gary Landsberg, is a board certified veterinary behaviorist and Director of Veterinary Affairs and Product Development for CanCog Technologies.
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Dr. Gary Landsberg is a veterinary behaviorist at the North Toronto Animal Clinic in Thornhill, Ontario (serving the greater Toronto area) and a 1976 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. He is board certified both with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) and the European College of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Behaviour (ECAWBM) and presently sits on the executive board of the ECAWBM. He is an adjunct professor of the Ontario Veterinary College, a behavior consultant for the Veterinary Information Network, and is director of Veterinary Affairs for CanCog Technologies.
Dr. Landsberg is co-author of “Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat” from Elsevier, the 3rd edition to be published early in 2013, as well as numerous journal publications and chapters in veterinary texts. He has also co-authored a series of behavior handouts for pet owners from the American Animal Hospital Association and a book of behavior handouts from Lifelearn. Dr. Landsberg appears regularly in the media and has hosted his own radio and TV shows in Canada. In 2000 he was awarded the AAHA Companion Animal Behavior Award.