A live online webinar in two 2 1/2 hour sessions.

Saturdays

August14 & 21, 2021

Includes Both Sessions:

Individuals: $55

Groups 4+: $45

4 CEU's Total

Program   |   The Speaker   |   Tickets   |   The Book 

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"Tim bridges the gap in the dog world between experience( field & training work) and science & data."

Sue Sternberg

presenting
Dr.Tim Lewis

The Biology
of Dogs!

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY

An irreverent Fun Tour Of All The Major Systems That Make Dogs So Special & How To Make Them Work Well Together!

 

Our dogs are far more than the sum of their parts, but knowing what’s inside them matters. In this two-part webinar series, we will look at the major systems that make our dogs so special, and then look at how to make those systems work well together, and for a very long time.

 

Participants will learn some amazing things about their dogs, but will also learn how to use that information to enhance the relationship and to maximize the precious time together. We will include opportunities to discuss common issues and for questions.

 

There is no conceivable way to diagnose your dog in a webinar setting; besides I am a research biologist not a veterinarian. You will learn how to better communicate with veterinarians and to your clients. For the professional, this series should help you explain better what is happening with your client’s dogs.

Because you asked:

Each session consists of two roughly 70 minute presentations with a 15 minute break in-between. Tim will answer questions throughout the presentation as they arise .

As always, whether you make the live sessions or not, you will be able to access a complete recording of each session for 1 year.

session 1

August 14, 2021

12 Noon Eastern; 11 AM Central;

10 AM Mountain & 9 AM Pacific Time

(Or access the recordings anytime after the original webcast, for an entire year.)

WHAT MAKES A DOG A DOG:

Digestion, Circulation, Movement, Thinking & Reproduction.

Dr. Tim Lewis

2 CEUs

session 2

August 21, 2021

12 Noon Eastern; 11 AM Central;

10 AM Mountain & 9 AM Pacific Time

(Or access the recordings anytime after the original webcast, for an entire year.)

KEEPING MAJOR SYSTEMS WORKING:

Feeding, Cardio-Fitness, Structure, Working the Brain & Breeds.

Dr. Tim Lewis

2 CEUs

 SESSION DETAILS 

 Session One: Saturday August 14, 2021  

THE MAJOR COMPONENTS THAT MAKE A DOG A DOG

Digestion: Let’s start with something we can all sink our teeth into: the canine digestive system. We will look at the parts that process all of the food that energizes your dog, from teeth to anus, with stops along the way in the stomach and the intestines.

Circulation: All of that energy from feeding needs to get moved around, so we will look into the circulatory system. You may think your dog is all heart, but there is so much more in the blood and the vessels that carry that life sustaining fluid.

Movement: Much of that food energy distributed by the blood ends up in muscles to move about, and the skeleton without which the muscles would be just a quivering mass on the floor. No, you won’t have to learn the names of all 200 bones and 600 muscles, but knowing how they work will help you know when trouble is developing.

Thinking: The largest energy using organ of the body is the brain, so we need to look into the nervous system to see what it keeps track of and what it coordinates. We will also take a look at looking, and nose around a bit in smelling, because sensing is different in dogs than us. Same parts, different outcomes.

Reproduction: Dogs are so wonderful, we seem to always want more of them. What are the parts that go into making more dogs? We will examine gonads (that is a sentence you were not likely expecting) and the parts that move genetic material form one dog to another.

 Session Two: Saturday August 21, 2021  

KEEPING THE MAJOR SYSTEMS WORKING WELL
 

Feeding the beast: What are the important parts of food your dog needs, and why? What happens if there is too much of a good things? What should you make sure never goes into your dog?

Cardio-Fitness: Why should you worry about canine cardio fitness, and how can you achieve that without getting fit yourself? (Spoiler alert: you can both benefit by improving your fitness from wherever you are now).

Structure: Muscles and bones need to be fit, too. What are some good exercises to do (besides the best: walking!) to keep your dog limber and strong? Note that best post-surgical rehabilitation happens long before the injury that needed fixing. Start now and beat the rush. Also note that we will look into the biology of the exercises, not just talk strength training techniques.

Working the Brain: what are some good ways to stimulate your dog’s brain so that mental fitness keeps pace with fit dog? Like structural work, we will look into brain activity to see why different activities are so powerful.

Breeds: We will look a the biology of breeds and how the different selection for traits has carried some interesting but also some worrisome traits. We will also look at the biology of breeds so that you can figure out what the best breed is. (Another spoiler alert: there is a reason so many breeds and mixes exist! Read the fine print before you get your next dog.)

 

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 SPEAKER PROFILE 

TIM LEWIS 

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Dr. Tim Lewis is an Eco-biologist, Professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN and a widely published research scientist. In addition he is a popular lecturer on Canine Cognition at Camp Gone to the Dogs, VT and other venues nationwide. 

Tim has a longtime connection to the fields of human physiology and health, as well as the very different pedagogies involved in teaching activities courses such as NAUI scuba.  He worked closely with Health and Human Performance (HHP) in the development of Biology’s link to Public Health and provided stewardship to the HHP Department during its 2015 decennial review.

He is also the author of the acclaimed new book from Dogwise Publishing: The Biology of Dogs!

THE BOOK

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You may be thinking, How can I take this book seriously when the subtitle starts with the word “gonads”? If so, you have probably not met Tim Lewis yet. Take it from Tim: Gonads are what biology is all about. They are the mechanisms that allow living beings to reproduce – and without reproduction, there’s no life. 

 

Biology of Dogs takes you on a series of tours through all the major biological systems – reproductive, nervous, musculoskeletal, digestive and more. Tim leads these tours in a fun and irreverent manner, offering insights that will enhance your dog-human relationships so much that you will abandon all of your human friends to spend more time with your dog! 

From the Foreword by Sue Sternberg:
If, like me, you did not approach the world like a scientist, you will experience a transformation after meeting Tim. Tim straddles the world of science and the world of experience, field-experts and lay people—he translates so we can all understand each other. Some of the changes you will experience after reading this book may be subtle, some more powerful, but all will likely affect not only the way you think, see, interact with, and understand your dog, but also how you see the world at large. Just when you 
think your relationship with you'd dog could not possibly get any better, along comes this book.

 WEBINAR FEE (includes access to recording for 1 year) 

GROUPS OF 4+: 

Both Sessions $49.00

 CLICK HERE FOR GROUP RESERVATIONS 

INDIVIDUAL RATES: 

Both Sessions $59.00

Individual Sessions $35/each

Rates includes OnDemand access to watch anywhere, anytime on almost any device...for 1 year!

BUYING ACCESS:

  1. Click on the below ticket icon.

  2. Optionally enter your CCPDT number for CEU credits.

  3. Upon Check-Out choose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" or log into your own PayPal account to pay!

 

 WEBINAR FEE (includes access to recording for 1 year) 

GROUPS OF 4+: 

Both Sessions $45.00

 CLICK HERE FOR GROUP RESERVATIONS 

INDIVIDUAL RATES: 

Both Sessions $55.00

Rates includes OnDemand access to watch anywhere, anytime on almost any device...for 1 year!

BUYING ACCESS:

  1. Click on the below ticket icon.

  2. Optionally enter your CCPDT number for CEU credits.

  3. Upon Check-Out choose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" or log into your own PayPal account to pay!

 STREAMING & TECH REQUIREMENTS 

 PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING  

 

  • Our webinar presentations uses the zoom.us platform and we recommend you download the free the zoom app to your device at here. Alternatively, you can use their web interface through any web browser and clock on "Join A Meeting". Zoom's web interface works best with the Chrome browser which can be downloaded here.

  • We will do our best to provide you with a quality product. However, there are factors of running live webinars beyond our control that can impact the overall quality.

  • The quality of the presentation video is contingent on your computer operating system, your internet connection and the bandwidth available. Even with high speed internet video can occassionally lag or buffer a bit. You should expect degraded video to some degree pending the quality of your device and internet connection.

  • You can use any MAC or PC or laptop (Windows 7 or above), IOS or Android tablet and smart phone.

  • If your computer is older or your internet slow that your smart phone might be a better choice. But keep in mind that our speakers use videos and power point presentations during the session and a larger screen may be of preference.

  • You do not need to have a Zoom account, but you will need the zoom app or use the zoom.us web interface AND you will need to register for each of the sessions via Zoom.

  • Once you have reserved your session(s), we will send you an email with the registration links.

  • We will send you seminar reminder emails but encourage you to enter each session you register for into your calendar of choice with proper prior notification.

  • Below is information from Zoom about system requirements and a website where you can test your internet speed to see if your system is optimal for the presentation. Puppyworks can not guarantee the quality of the video in the webinars.

 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 

 OTHER TIPS 

  • Close all other windows and programs and get off the internet except for the presentation so that your internet and computer speed aren't slowed down by other activities.

  • Ask any members of your household not to use the internet for any streaming services like Netflix etc during the presentation.

  • If you are using a desktop of laptop, maximize the zoom browser window or app to get the largest viewing mode possible for your device.

 

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