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Marc Bekoff

World renowned ethologist, Marc Beckoff, PhD, shares his insights about the human bond with dogs, and how important it is that we let them do the things that dogs naturally do while also having them conform to the human lifestyle and the reasonable expectations we can have of our pets.

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Guest

Marc Bekoff, Phd

Hosts

Mark Drucker and Drew Webster

Producer and Editor

Jesse Husband

Guest Bio

Marc is a professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books, won may awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions (cognitive ethology), compassionate conservation, and animal protection. Marc has worked closely with Jane Goodall, is co-chair of the ethics committee of the Jane Goodall Institute, and is a former Guggenheim Fellow. He also works closely with inmates at the Boulder County Jail.

SUMMARY

In Episode 1, hosts Mark Drucker and Drew Webster talk to Marc Bekoff about who and what dogs are, how we humans can understand them better, and why we should simply let them be what they are: dogs! Our conversation takes a deep-dive into the nature of dog-appropriate behavior and how we can “listen” to them in order to support them, give them a great life, and have the best possible friendship with them. 

CHAPTERS

0:00 Introductory discussion of the episode with bio of our guest: Author, ethologist, and professor emeritus at University of Colorado, Boulder, Marc Bekoff

12:25 Welcome message from host

12:55 Meet our guest, Marc Bekoff

14:01 Discussion of Marc Bekoff’s new book, Dogs Demystified; Plus: What and who dogs are

17:22 Discussion about the ideas in another of Marc Bekoff’s books, Unleashing Your Dog

18:38 Dog appropriate behaviors; dogs are captive individuals; canine “nosework”

24:52 Choice; Context; Consistency; Control. Dogs as individuals and sentient beings who like freedoms

29:47 The importance of walking your dog

34:23 Barking and chewing

39:10 It’s About Trust. Mark Drucker also shares a story about his Golden Retriever on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

46:15 Be curious about your dog’s behavior

49:51 Short excerpt from Dogs Demystified, read by Drew

55:58 Hot Topic

59:25 Mark, Drew and our guest wrap-up the interview

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