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Dr. Kathy Murphy

As with humans, dogs' brains are in specific stages of development that carry them from puppyhood all the through their senior years. Their behaviors reflect these lifestages, and your interactions and training interventions with your dog will help determine how they mature and how your companionship is shaped. Your dog's sleep and playtime are also vital to their healthy development and your friendship with them.

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Guest

Dr. Kathy Murphy, Neuroscientist

Hosts

Mark Drucker and Drew Webster

Producer and Editor

John LaSala

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR: 3CW: Colorado Citizens For Canine Welfare: A group of remarkably devoted humans dedicated to public education, guidance in finding a new dog from a humane source, and animal welfare advocacy. Their goal is to shut down all puppy mills in Colorado and to stand side-by-side all organizations across the country with a similar goal.

Wonder Walker & Co. The original “No Pull” harness, handmade since 2003 by the same family in Seattle. A premium quality, safer, more comfortable harness for your dog.

GUEST BIO

Dr Kathy Murphy qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999. After spending several years in mixed practice she moved to the University of Oxford where she completed two specialised clinical qualifications and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship for her PhD in behavioural neuroscience. Kathy is the director of Barking Brains, a platform sharing information about neuroscience with animal trainers, behaviourists and interested dog owners. Additionally she is the Chief Scientific Officer for Behavior Vets LLC and Oversight Committee member for the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter.

SUMMARY

In this conversation, Part 2 of this series, Dr. Kathy Murphy discusses a wide range of topics related to canine neuroscience, including brain development during both puppyhood and adolescence; the impact of spaying and neutering; the behavioral implications of sleep disruption; whether or not dogs really do dream; and the vital role of play for both dogs and humans.

She emphasizes that puppy socialization should focus on building resilience and tolerance, rather than just tolerance. In adolescence, she explains that the dog brain goes through changes that lead to increased risk-taking and decreased impulse control. It is important to understand that the adolescent brain struggles with impulse control more than the puppy brain. Recognizing the challenges of adolescence can help set dogs up for success and prevent frustration and abandonment.

CHAPTERS

00:00 Introduction and Sponsor Messages

03:24 Building Resilience and Tolerance in Puppyhood

11:36 Understanding the Adolescent Brain

38:17 Training in Puppyhood

39:04 Defining Adolescence and Adulthood

42:32 The Impact of Spaying/Neutering

53:38 Disrupted Sleep and Behavior

01:02:54 The Role of Play in Canine Brain Function

LINKS

Barking Brains : (https://www.facebook.com/neuroscienceisawesome)

Behavior Vets

Erin Hecht at Canine Brains Project, Harvard University

Muhammad A. Spocter, Principal Investigator at The Evolving Brain Laboratory

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