Held the first of four classes on the Emotional Lives of Dogs at Cal State University, Monterey Bay. The participants (of varying professions from physics professors to veterinarians) learned about what emotion is, both the cognitive and non-cognitive aspects. We all explored exercises to try out with our own dogs regarding emotions–becoming more aware of our own emotions, and then our dogs’ emotions. It was a lively, very motivated group, with fabulous animals, that I can’t wait to meet.
Some were interested in AnimalSigning, so of course, I’ll be mentioning that.