When: 10/30/2020 9:15am to 10/30/2020 10:15am
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The concept that being scared can be fun has to be uniquely human. Halloween is tough on dogs for whom fear is a matter of life and death. This talk is going to focus on fear, startle, and panic associated with noises in an attempt to get people to look more deeply and more subtly at canine behaviors that we too often think are "okay." Given that 28% of humans have chronic anxiety disorders, it’s amazing to think that our pet dogs – a species that has shared our lives for half the time humans have been human, and which shared with us uncanny overlap in genes controlling neurochemistry – should be supra-normal. Too often we think dogs "should" get over it, or that something wasn’t "that" scary. We’ll start with the evolution of the domestic dog and its neurochemistry and move through the neuroanatomy and physiology of fear and its effects on behavior. Finally, we’ll talk about how insidious sensory fears are, why they matter, and what we can do about them.
Speaker(s):Dr. Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB