Understand Your Dog with Jessica Pierce
Jessica Pierce, bioethicist and author, will be adressing the issue of understanding your dog and giving it the best life possible! No matter how cushy their lives, dogs live on our terms. They compromise their freedom and instinctual pleasure, as well as their innate strategies for coping with stress and anxiety, in exchange for the love, comfort, and care they get from us. But it is possible to let dogs be dogs without wreaking havoc on our lives, as biologist Marc Bekoff and bioethicist Jessica Pierce show in this fascinating book. They begin by illuminating the true nature of dogs and helping us "walk in their paws." They reveal what smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing mean to dogs and then guide readers through everyday ways of enhancing dogs' freedom in safe, mutually happy ways. The rewards, they show, are great for dog and human alike.
Join us with your four legged best friend for this fun, free event in the Riverwalk Backyard! Riverwalk requests that all dogs remain leashed during this event.
Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist, writer, and faculty affiliate at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is the author of ten books, including The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives and Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets and has published essays in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-dogs-go-heaven).
Her newest book, Unleashing Your Dog: How to Give Your Canine Companion the Best Possible Life, with Marc Bekoff, was just released this spring by New World Library.