“Who we are with dogs is who we are as people,” says Alexandra Horowitz, head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College and author of Our Dogs Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond. Alexandra returns to Conversations Live to discuss how the relationship between us and our dogs affects both species. Find out why breeding can cause a myriad of problems, and why you might want to think twice about spaying/neutering.
Alexandra is the author of three previous books, Being a Dog, On Looking; and Inside of a Dog.. She is a professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches seminars in canine cognition, creative nonfiction writing, and audio storytelling. Enjoy her previous appearance on Conversations Live here.
Designer Dogs: An Exposé Inside the Criminal Underworld of Crossbreeding — the title of Madeline Bernstein’s new book tells you exactly what we’ll discuss today, and why it’s so important to share this information and raise awareness of crossbreeding atrocities. The breeder who first introduced ‘designer dogs’ in the form of the Labradoodle, says if he knew how far people would take this unhealthy and dangerous obsession, he would never have started it.
Madeline Bernstein is the President of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). A frequent speaker and commentator on issues relating to animal welfare, ethics, and law enforcement, she advocates for humane treatment and respect for animals.
You’ve seen countless life hack articles, but what about a hack to get through one of the most difficult events in life? Ann Grant, JD, offers The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot for navigating the churning waters of divorce. Learn how to know when it’s time to give up on therapy, steps you should take BEFORE filing, and the way the new tax law will impact you. Most importantly, Ann will debunk the notion that a woman can’t create a new and better life on her own.
Ann Grant began her career as a corporate litigator specializing in unfair business practices and consumer fraud. Following her divorce she created her own firm, focusing on family law and a holistic approach to this life transition.