On this podcast, we get to finally discuss the cognition testing and research on how predictable the cognition tests on puppies are in determining if they are potential detection or working dogs. Many of us who work breed or train dogs always know its a crap shoot at times to know if the puppy we are working with can or will turn out to do what we hope.
Dr. Emily Bray conducted her post-doctoral research associate at the Arizona Canine Cognition Center (in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona) and Canine Companions for Independence, where I study how early developmental, behavioral, and cognitive factors impact later life outcomes.
I earned my PhD in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where I worked with Robert Seyfarth, Dorothy Cheney, and James Serpell. For my dissertation, I partnered with The Seeing Eye, Inc. to conduct a longitudinal study investigating puppy development, which involved tracking a cohort of 138 puppies from birth until completion of the program.
Prior to UPenn, I earned a B.A. in Psychology and English from Duke University, where I worked at the Duke Canine Cognition Center studying inhibitory control in pet and Canine Companions for Independence® assistance dogs with Evan MacLean and Brian Hare.
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