Book Club: “Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy” by Zazie Todd (Chapters 8-16)
May 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Dog-Harmony to discuss Dr. Zazie Todd’s new book, “Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy.” Dr. Todd is a fellow Psychology Today writer, positive dog trainer, and social psychologist. Founder, Nancy Bown, has long followed Dr. Todd via her Companion Animal Psychology blog, and knew she would really like “Wag” – and indeed she did.
Register to join the Book Club Meetings either virtually via Adobe Connect or in-person following social distancing protocol at Dog-Harmony’s headquarters in Santa Rosa Beach.
According to Dr. Todd, “I love positive, force-free training because it works! It is also fun for the dog, which makes it more fun for me. And it doesn’t have the risks associated with using aversive methods, such as leash “corrections,” yelling at the dog, shock and prong collars, which research shows may cause fear, anxiety, stress, aggression, and/or a worse relationship with the owner. There is more on this in “Wag,” and I think people will especially enjoy reading about the science on the rewards that dogs prefer.