The dog is man and woman’s best friend, but how good a friend to your dog are you? We all like to think our dogs are really happy with us. But how can we be sure?
In this Pets4Life dogs’ podcast, Professor Paul McGreevy introduces dogmanship, a new term that’s all about the latest science to improve our canine communication skills and develop a happier relationship with our dogs.
McGreevy explains in the podcast what dogmanship means for puppies and how an exciting new app, Doglogbook can help dog owners learn how to optimise puppy socialisation and help their dogs get the best out of life.
Dogmanship features in ABC’s Catalyst ‘Making dogs happy‘, an excellent two-part TV program that explores the questions – are our dogs really happy, and can we use science to make them happier? If you haven’t seen this program then you must do so! You’ll be amazed at the transformation of three regular dog owners and their dogs using positive reinforcement training methods.
I’m passionate about dogmanship, simply because it turns the lens on humans. Paul McGreevy
More about Paul McGreevy
Paul McGreevy BVSc, PhD is a veterinarian and ethologist. He is Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science. The author of over 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications and six books, Paul has received numerous Australian and international awards for his research and teaching innovations. He is a co-founder and honorary fellow of the International Society for Equitation Science. With federal funding, he currently leads a consortium of all the Australian veterinary faculties that are collaborating to develop curriculum resources for the teaching of animal welfare science and ethics. He also leads the VetCompass initiative that has brought together all of the Australian veterinary schools to provide national disease surveillance for companion animals and horses.