SPARCS.ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ. ADAM MIKLOSI.MICHAEL FOX LIVE STREAM. ORIGIN IN THE WILD PRESENTATIONS. 28,29, 30TH JUNE 2013

SPEAKERS

THE WOLF THAT CAME IN FROM THE COLD – Clive Wynne

DO WE HAVE A WOLF AT HOME OR WAS LINNÉ RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING? – Ádám Miklósi

BEASTLY PASSIONS AND COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATION: REDECORATING NATURE, EXPANDING OUR COMPASSION FOOTPRINT, AND REWILDING OUR HEARTS – Marc Bekoff

DOG HEALTH: BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE NUTRITION, GENETICS & INTEGRATED CARE – Michael W. Fox

WHAT IF ANYTHING IS A WOLF – Ray Coppinger

Marc Bekoff
Ray Coppinger
Michael W. Fox
Kathryn Lord
Adam Miklosi
Monique Udell
Clive Wynne
Moderated by James K. Russell

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Dogs Engage in Riskier Behavior When Tired!Self-Control Depleted

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According to a recent study by Holly Miller, from the University of Lille Nord de France, dogs that have run out of self-control make more impulsive decisions that put them in harm’s way.Similar to humans, dogs tend to behave badly when their ability to exert self-control is compromised.This study was recently published online in Springer’s Pyschonomic Bulletin &Review.

Miller & colleagues’s study is one of the first to demonstrate that like humans , ‘self-control depletion’ has significant behavioral implications in all animals.

*Dogs that are tired mentally do not think correctly, and are most likely to take risks and place themselves in situations that may result in physical harm.

*10 dogs were recruited and trained to sit still for 10 minutes.They had to exert self-control.The dogs had to approach a crated dog ,that was aggressive.

*After the sit-stay session, the dog was brought into the room that held the crated female Bull Terrier that in turn became aggressive when seeing the second dog.

*The dogs that exerted self-control by sitting still beforehand spent more time closest to the aggressive dog that was still crated.

RESULTS SHOW THAT THE INITIAL SELF-CONTROL EXERTION RESULTS IN RISKIER AND MORE IMPULSIVE, RISKIER DECISION MAKING BY OUR CANINE COMPANIONS.

“The present research provides evidence that the phenomenon of self-control depletion, once believed to be uniquely human, can be found in dogs.Using work in animals may provide a greater insight into the physiological and neurobiological processes that affect self-control.” says Miller and her team via Science Daily.

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Paw Seasons Luxury Dog Holiday. Bristol U.K. Going Going Gone $73,000

 

 

 

Not many of our canine companions will end up with a dog vacay like this one. For a mere $73,000, the Paw Seasons luxury dog hotel in Bristol, UK and VeryFirstTo.com, have combined a one-of-a-kind luxury experience for dogs.Recently unveiled as the most spectacular luxury dog holiday package for one very pampered pooch.

 

The package includes luxury accommodations, canine surfing lessons,reiki sessions, a luxury wardrobe, pet grooming at Harrod’s and much more.

 

Chauffeured car ride for your pooch

Suite with private showing of Lassie, 101 Dalmatians

Specially crafted  doghouse that will replicate your dog’s own home to avoid any homesickness.

Personal Chef

Local Beach and countryside dog walks with vegan ice cream in case your canine companion is a vegetarian.

A supervised running session with hurdles

Surfing lesson

A special day with author and dog  behavior expert Stan Rawlinson.

Reiki sessions with Rob Fellow– master teacher at the U.K Reiki Fed.

Grooming at Harrod’s Pet Spa -aromatherapy bath and full bath and body massage , fluff dry and a canine pedicure.

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Although this dog vacay is pretty extravagant, $10,000 will be split between Cancer Research UK and Battersea Dogs Home.

 

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