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In this podcast we hear from Dr. Cindy Otto, Associate Professor of Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Otto is the director and founder of the PennVet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her current research interests are focused on the health, genetics, and behavioral aspects of performance in detection dogs. Funded by CHF, Dr. Otto began following the health and behavior of search dogs following the 9/11 response, and opened the PennVet working dog center on Sept 11, 2012. In this podcast, Dr. Otto provides an update on the center, why there is a critical need for such a center in the United States, and what a day in the life of a working dog is like at the center. Dr. Otto also provides a brief recap of the very successful PennVet working dog conference held in April of this year, as well as information on the field of behavioral training as it applies to both working and pet dogs.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.
In this podcast we hear from Kayce Cover, an animal behavior consultant and coach, about her approach to training. Syn Alia Training System, or SATS for short, is an extension of bridge and target training. Ms. Cover is a professional animal trainer who has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Masters of Science in Education. Cover trained as a research scientist, but prefers to work in applied communication and motivation – working to get results with people teamed with animals. Cover has worked for a number of highly prestigious institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, and a number of universities. In this podcast she discusses her training methods and philosophy that have led to phenomenal success with multiple species.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.