Most people raise dogs as if they are mini furry people, but they’re not. Canines are proud members of a different species with very different sensory systems and different social structure. At the next Science on Tap, veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Rolan Tripp will talk about understanding how dogs think and why they behave the way they do. In his presentation, “A Scientific Approach to Raising an Ideal Dog,” he will show how to measure and graph both wanted and unwanted canine personality traits, and will give science-based suggestions on how to increase mutual trust, respect, and bonding with your dog.
Dr. Tripp holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine as well as academic degrees in Philosophy and Music. He is an Affiliate Professor of Applied Animal Behavior at two veterinary schools and certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Dr. Tripp has published over 40 articles on pet behavior and given over 100 lectures to veterinary associations. In addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, he has presented in England, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Canada. He has also appeared on Animal Planet over 200 times as a content expert.
Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions and Washington State University Vancouver. The next Science on Tap is Wednesday, Nov. 9. The doors open at 6 p.m. to find a seat and purchase yummy refreshments: beer, wine, soda, pizza, and theater-style popcorn and candy. Tickets are $8 in advance (click here to purchase online) or $10 suggested donation at the door.