The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old—but is far from understood. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. Author and dog cognition researcher Alexandra Horowitz joins us to explore all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing.
In conversation with science journalist (and NSWA president) Jane C. Hu, Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, sharing highlights from her book Our Dogs, Ourselves to reveal the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful.
Join Horowitz and Hu for a curious conversation that affirms our profound affection for these charismatic of animals—and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before.
Tickets are $5 — but the first 20 NSWA members to register can claim a free ticket (see NSWA newsletter).
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