Look Into Your Dog's Eyes and Feel Good!
Dr. Stanley Coren ..................... ...
Get the Oxytocin flowing with dog-human eye contact and you and your dog will feel great.
Look into your dog's eyes briefly to get the love chemicals flowing explains Dr. Stanley Coren, Professor of Psychology at UBC, author of many books including 'Do Dogs Dream' & 'Wisdom of Dogs'. The latest results from the Japanese studies started twenty years back show that not only does the human get a shot of all natural feel good chemicals, the dog does too when they briefly look into each others' eyes.
Strangely pet wolves don't get the love vibe from our loving looks the way our pet dogs do and some breeds are simpler to get into the love look than others. Deborah Wolfe asks Dr. Coren about how this works and also what to do when you have a child or dog perhaps a rescue dog where the bond isn't happening; how you can create the eye contact both species crave. Do Strangers benefit the same as owners? The answer might surprise you. You can check out www.deborahwolfeonline.com for links to Deborah Wolfe YouTube videos on how to train the basics of 'come', 'sit', & 'lie down' that Dr. Coren suggests to teach the dog and child to bond and you'll also find photos of the psychic Poodles there. If you want to check out three legged 'Buddy' showing off how three legged dogs love to run and play and lead normal lives you can see his happy face and his camp friends at www.facebook.com/campgooddog
If you like this show please check out previous shows with Deb Wolfe interviewing Professor Dr. Stan Coren, author of 'Intelligence of Dogs'( & many others) on a variety of news and dog and human psychology topics at episodes 3, 4, 40, 41, 65.
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Stanley Coren is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in Psychology is from Stanford University. He is best known to the public for his popular books on dogs and on general psychological issues, however within the scientific world he is also a highly respected scientist. He has published over 350 scientific reports in professional journals as well as 19 books for students and professionals. He has received many honors and awards for his scientific work, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was named as one of the 2000 outstanding scientists of the Twentieth Century by the International Biographical Society.
His engaging writing style has made his books for general audiences extremely popular. All of these books, including “The Intelligence of Dogs,” “How to Speak Dog,” and “How Dogs Think” have reached bestseller status. His recent his book for children, “Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?” received the Animal Behavior Society’s award for the best “Children’s book of the Year” and also the Red Cedar Award for best children’s informational book. His newest book, “The Modern Dog,” explores the relationship between dogs and humans. He has also received the Writer of the Year, from the International Positive Dog Training Association, for his most recent works.
Many professional associations have recognized Coren’s work with dogs. He has received awards from several major police dog organizations including the California Canine Narcotic Association who cited him for his “continuing contributions toward the understanding of canine behavior.”
Coren’s knowledge of dogs has often caught the attention of the media and he has been the subject of feature articles in USA Today, New York Times, People Magazine and others. He is a popular guest with broadcast media and has been featured on numerous television programs including Oprah, Larry King, Dateline, 20/20, Maurie Povich, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, the Today Show and many more. He was the host of the nationally broadcast television show Good Dog! and is now seen regularly on Pet Central on the Pet Network. He is also a regular contributor to a number of dog and pet related magazines including Modern Dog, AnimalSense, Pets Magazine and Puppy and Dog Basics, among others.