Your host: Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB with Science Matters Academy of Animal Behavior, LLC
Today’s guest is Dr. Ádám Miklósi. He is a full professor and the leader of the Department of Ethology at the Eötvös University in Budapest (Hungary). He is also the co-founder and leader of the Family Dog Project ( http://familydogproject.elte.hu ) which studies human-dog interaction from an ethological perspective. In recent years he has also become interested in the automatization of measuring dog behavior and his research group has pioneered studying the neural and genetic aspects of dog behavior using non-invasive methods like fMRI and EEG.
Over more than twenty years The Family Dog Project published over 180 scientific papers, and organized several conferences.
In 2014 Miklósi published the second edition of an academic volume entitled Dog Behavior, Evolution and Cognition by Oxford University Press that summarizes the most recent status on dog oriented research. More recently, together with his colleagues, he published The Dog: A Natural History with Ivy Press, London. For more information on Dr. Miklósi and his lab visit: https://familydogproject.elte.hu/
In this episode we talk about meeting the needs of dogs, approaches to training, imitation, self-awareness, exceptional word learning capabilities in certain dogs, and much more.
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