CEU Event: Pheromones, Interomones and olfactory abilities in dogs and cats

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


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Recently there have been claims of “pheromones” or other biological chemicals producing dramatic changes in the behavior of dogs, from calming fearful and agitated dogs to facilitating bonding between dogs and people. We know that the noses of dogs and cats are better than ours, but how good are they? What do we really know about the chemical senses of dogs and cats and can these external chemicals really produce the effects that are claimed? If you want a thorough understanding of dog and cat behavior (or any species for that matter) you need to know how they perceive the world around them. This webinar will look at one of those sensory systems – the olfactory system – that is very important to dogs and cats and yet is very foreign to us humans. In this webinar you’ll learn: * How the olfactory system works in mammals * What dogs and cats seem to be capable of perceiving with their noses (and tongues – because the gustatory sense is intimately connected to olfaction) * How they use this information * How various chemicals produced by other animals (chemical-releasing stimuli) influence the behavior of dogs and cats * Whether the commercially available “pheromones” and “interomones” really have the effects that are claimed

Sponsor:Animal Behavior Associates
Speaker(s):Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Dan Estep, Ph.D., CAAB

Contact: Tracey
 Email: info@animalbehaviorassociates.com
 Phone: 303-932-9095
 Web: http://www.behavioreducationnetwork.com/