August 16, 2013

I’m being a total ‘Dog Geek Zombie’ this weekend. I’m watching the FREE LIVE STREAM from the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science first annual conference in Seattle. If you’re a dog person, or just interested, it’s a great opportunity to catch some very interesting talks by some of the biggest names in canine research on various topics relating to our best friends. Lastnight Ray Coppinger, Adam Miklosi, Marc Bekoff, Michael W Fox, and Clive Wynne discussed dogs’ origin in the wild, compassionate conservation, and nutrition and wellness – all fascinating. Two more nights (HK time) to go with topics revolving around Social behaviour and emotions (tonight), and cognitive behaviour and development (Sunday). You have to register but it’s free (live stream only – that’s midnight til 9am here in HK – thus the Zombie part) and you can watch as much or as little as you like – you don’t have to geek out like me . Check their FB page or website for the schedule and registration. If last night was anything to go by you’re in for a treat.
Now I need to get some sleep…

Jill Eason has lived and worked in Hong Kong for many years. She runs 'For the Love of Dog' with the aim of helping HK's dogs and people get the best from each other. Jill holds a Certificate of Canine Studies from the Seattle School of Canine Studies, Washington USA.