22 episodes

The goal of Research Bites is to bring the science of applied animal behavior to non-scientists. In each episode, Dr. Kristina Spaulding interviews an animal behavior researcher and talks about how we apply science and research to working and living with dogs. Research Bites members get access to full-length episodes, as well as monthly webinars and chats about current research in dog behavior. Visit https://sciencemattersllc.com/research-bites for more details or to become a member.

Research Bites Podcast Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB

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The goal of Research Bites is to bring the science of applied animal behavior to non-scientists. In each episode, Dr. Kristina Spaulding interviews an animal behavior researcher and talks about how we apply science and research to working and living with dogs. Research Bites members get access to full-length episodes, as well as monthly webinars and chats about current research in dog behavior. Visit https://sciencemattersllc.com/research-bites for more details or to become a member.

    #22: Mini-episode 3 - Puppy whines and maternal care, impacts of housing on shelter dog stress

    #22: Mini-episode 3 - Puppy whines and maternal care, impacts of housing on shelter dog stress

    SummaryIn this conversation, I discuss two research papers related to dog behavior. The first paper explores the influence of puppy whines on maternal behavior in dogs. The study found that puppy whines trigger maternal care - with stronger maternal care in response to the mother's own puppies. The second paper examines the impact of different enrichment interventions on the stress levels of dogs in a shelter. The study suggests that housing dogs with conspecifics may be beneficial in r...

    • 23 min
    #21 - Dr. Lucia Lazarowski - Odor and cognition, working dogs, resilience and arousal

    #21 - Dr. Lucia Lazarowski - Odor and cognition, working dogs, resilience and arousal

    Dr. Lucia Lazarowski, chief behavioral scientist at Auburn University's Canine Performance Sciences Program, discusses her research on olfaction and behavior in detection dogs. Dr. Lazarewski shares insights on the best methods for training dogs to detect odors, the capacity of dogs to learn multiple odors, and the maintenance of odor memory and search training. We also discuss the fascinating topic of inattentional blindness and how focus on one thing can prevent dogs from even noticing othe...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #20: Mini-episode #2 - Perspectives on puppy development, training and impulse control, barking in shelters

    #20: Mini-episode #2 - Perspectives on puppy development, training and impulse control, barking in shelters

    It's time for another mini-episode on recent research! In this episode, I discuss papers about 1) gaps in our understanding of puppy development, from a unique perspective, 2) the impact of dog sports discipline (e.g. obedience or nosework) on impulse control and persistence, and 3) a program for reducing barking in shelter dogs. Each paper is summarized briefly in easy to understand language so you don't have to work - or find the time! - to find, read, and interpret the research yourself. I...

    • 29 min
    #19: Mini-episode #1 - Handling in horses, cat aggression at the vet clinic and at home, pandemic puppies

    #19: Mini-episode #1 - Handling in horses, cat aggression at the vet clinic and at home, pandemic puppies

    Here is a quick little episode for you with a summary of three recent papers. If you enjoyed this information and would like more opportunities to stay current with dog behavior research, check out Research Bites here. You can also get more information on my courses and upcoming events at www.sciencemattersllc.com. Papers discussed in this episode:Pereira-Figueiredo, I., Rosa, I., & Sancho Sanchez, C. (2024). Forced Handling Decreases Emotionality but Does Not Improve Young Horses’ Respon...

    • 22 min
    #18 - Dr. Erin Hecht - Breed differences in dog brains

    #18 - Dr. Erin Hecht - Breed differences in dog brains

    In this episode, I will be talking to Dr. Erin Hecht. She received her bachelor of science degree in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego in 2006, and her PhD in neuroscience from Emory University in 2013. Before moving to Harvard, she was a research scientist at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University and an affiliated scientist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University.Dr. Hecht joined the Department of Human Evol...

    • 40 min
    #17 - Dr. Sharmaine Miller - One Health

    #17 - Dr. Sharmaine Miller - One Health

    Dr. Sharmaine Miller is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her research focuses on stress, One Health, and health equity and she is interested in human-animal relationships and their impact on both human and animal health.Dr. Miller completed her undergraduate studies at Towson University (2010 - 2014) and her PhD in Biology from Pennsylvania State University (2014 - 2019). Her PhD focused on stress (biology and exposure) and its effects on animal behavior. She is...

    • 1 hr 12 min

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