DAGNABBIT (Or should we say DOGNABBIT) BOOKSHELVERS!
Back with ANOTHER stonkingly canine-tastic mind tickler of an episode for you! Just in time to cure those Monday blues...
This week Steve & Nat are joined by the wonderful Karen London to talk all about her fabulous book Treat Everyone Like a Dog. As you can expect there is a whole load of topics and techniques to unpack on our journey to become better at employing the tactics we use with dogs upon our fellow humans. That being said though we should be the blooming experts right? Lets find out.
Karen B. London, Ph.D. is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavior problems in domestic dogs. She began working with dogs in 1997, and has spent years working with clients in one-on-one consultations in addition to teaching group training classes, and giving seminars about canine ethology for trainers, veterinary and shelter staff, and the public.
After graduation, Karen decided to switch to working with dogs. It was a natural outcome of her love for dogs in her personal life, and her scientific interest in species interactions and aggressive behavior in her professional life. She has enjoyed the change to becoming a dog behaviorist and trainer as dogs are easier to work with and less aggressive than the wasps she knows and loves.
Karen is an award-winning author of six books on dog training and behavior, five of them co-authored with her mentor, Patricia B. McConnell, PhD. She blogs for TheBark.com and also writes the animal column, The London Zoo, for the Arizona Daily Sun. Her most recent book is Treat Everyone Like a Dog: How a Dog Trainer’s World View Can Improve Your Life.
Karen lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with her husband and their two sons. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches tropical field courses in Nicaragua and Costa Rica called “Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation” and a class for freshman about the importance of insects to society called “Sex, Bugs, and Rock N' Roll.