Leading The Charge

Liz R. Kover Professor Bonnie Bergin LIF 540 May 2, 2015   Leading the Charge My Dog Training Philosophy & Practice   As an Associate’s and Master’s student in science-based training methods at Bergin U., and simultaneously a firm believer in what many see as the “opposing”, primal-intuitive practices of pack theorists, I feel I […]

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On Death And Dying…And Dogs

Liz R. Kover LIF505, Bergin U. of Canine Studies Research Project Proposal Due May 2, 2015 On Death And Dying…And Dogs One live-in therapy pet’s influence on hospice patients’ quality of life   Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of pet therapy visits on hospice patients’ perceived quality of life […]


The Human-Canine Partnership

The Human-Canine Partnership: A Template for Evolutionary Success Through Cooperation   Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further. Cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. – Franklin D. Roosevelt The long-held but changing perception is that people, in a […]


Dogs and Color Categorization: An Exploration

DOGS & COLOR CATEGORIZATION Are dogs able to recognize that two items belong in the same category based solely on the sameness of their color? Chaser the Border collie, now famously known as the smartest dog in the world, has achieved “academic” heights previously presumed out of reach of the canine mind. Not only was […]


The Landscape Within

After a brutally, impossibly hot summer in Bakersfield, the relief of autumn has finally settled in. I could not be more grateful for this, as exercising outdoors during summertime in Bakersfield is probably a lot like dancing in an aluminum suit across the surface of the sun, wearing a hat made of fire. With the […]