Science & Nature

Understanding Your Dog: Exploring How Dogs Communicate with Us

How well do we understand our dogs? By learning to observe a dog's body language, we can understand it better and become closer to humankind's best friend. (Science/ Nature/ Animals/ Dogs/ Animal Behavior/ Pets)
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30 minutes

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9-12

year olds

3-9

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per learner

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I am a lifelong dog owner, but am not an expert in the field of dog communication. I will therefore source my material for this class from those who are, including: behavioral biologists, (like Karen Pryor, author of Don't Shoot the Dog) scientific studies published in peer reviewed journals, and organizations that specialize in animals and their well-being, such as The Humane Society of the United States. Along with this careful vetting of class content, students and I will discuss our anecdotal records regarding the dogs in our lives, how they seem to be trying to communicate with us, and how we can determine if our understanding of what they're saying may be correct. We'll use scientific thinking in a casual, but careful, way (including: observing, comparing, organizing ideas, predicting, experimenting, evaluating, applying) to think critically about what we observe and work to avoid anthropomorphic thinking, jumping to conclusions without adequate evidence, and other possible types of misunderstandings of our dog's attempts to communicate with us.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Teacher Lia, M.S.Adventures in Learning
35 total reviews
44 completed classes

About Me

In my classes we focus on high quality literature, reading for meaning, writing, and the natural world. My approach is warm, friendly, and investigative. I see students as fellow adventurers in this fascinating world we share. There's nothing more... 
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