CEU Event: Fitbit for Fido: What dogs’ activity patterns can tell us about the dog-human relationship

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


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Dogs form close relationships with humans, and yet their activity patterns vary greatly from our own. For instance, while we are off at work or busy running errands, our dogs are often resting or sleeping. While we are trying to get a solid seven to eight hours of sleep each night, our dogs are not slumbering so deeply. In this talk, Dr. Christy Hoffman will review what previous studies have concluded about dog activity patterns and share data that her research team has collected using accelerometers (i.e. research-grade Fitbit-type devices) about the nighttime activities of dogs and their owners. She will also highlight differences in owned dogs and shelters dogs’ activity patterns. These data demonstrate just how strongly dogs’ activity patterns are influenced by the schedules of the humans in their lives. Join us for a live webinar on May 23rd, 2018 at 8:00pm Eastern, or for a recorded version after. A question and answer session will follow moderated by Dr. Monique Udell.

Sponsor:E-training for Dogs
Speaker(s):Dr. Christy Hoffman

Contact: Cheryl Asmus-Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: http://e-trainingfordogs.com/2011/03/the-library/