On Vet talks unleash canine love
THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR: Find out if your dog really loves you at your local library.
ALPINE Shire libraries will host talks about dog love between October 21 and November 4.
Veterinary behavioural specialist Sally Nixon will lead an informal discussion at each of the council’s libraries about human-animal bonds.
She says such bonds can sometimes be so strong that a person considers their dog as a child.
The discussion will explore what your dog thinks of you and the best means to nurture the bond so that it becomes a two-way relationship.
“People believe they have a good relationship with their pet and that is often the case,” Dr Nixon says. “However, occasionally it can all fall apart.” Dr Nixon will speak about misconceptions of dog behaviour and how an understanding of the science of behaviour can improve a relationship between canine and human.
She will also talk about dog emotions and what is currently known about dogs to help deliver for them the best quality of life.
The talks will be held at Myrtleford Library on Saturday at 10:30am, and at the same time in Bright Library on October 28 and Mount Beauty Library on November 4.