Wednesday, October 12th, is a BIG TV night for dog lovers!
Get out the dog treats and cuddle up on the sofa with your best four-footed pal! It’s show time! That’s right, for two full hours on Wednesday night (10/12 /11) from 8 PM to 10 PM, KQED, Bay Area Channel 9 delivers a canine education that also entertains and delights.
Want to know how your dog sees you? When watch:
“Through a Dog’s Eyes” at 8 PM, Wednesday 10/12/11, Channel 9
“Through a Dog’s Eyes” is a documentary about remarkable dog trainer Jennifer Arnold, the service dogs she trains and the families whose lives they have changed. Arnold’s non-profit organization, Canine Assistants, trains dogs to assist people with a variety of disabilities. Based in part on Arnold’s book of the same name, the film also presents the science that explains the amazing dog/human bond and what makes Arnold’s training techniques so effective for anyone with a canine in the family.
Note: If you miss this broadcast, it will be repeated on KQED Life on Thursday at 7 PM, and KQED World on Saturday and Sunday at 11 PM.
Then, immediately following:
Need to know how dogs became dogs? Then “Dogs Decoded,” a very special presentation from NOVA is what you’ve been waiting for. This follows “Dogs Eyes” at 9 PM – all on the same night!
“Dogs Decoded” at 9 PM, Wednesday 10/12/11, Channel 9
Dogs have been domesticated for longer than any other animal on the planet and humans have developed a unique relationship with these furry friends. We treat our pets like a part of the family and we feel that they can understand us in a way other animals cannot. Now, new research is revealing what dog lovers have suspected all along: dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. What is surprising, however, is new research showing that humans, in turn, respond to dogs with the same hormone responsible for bonding mothers to their babies. How did this incredible relationship between humans and dogs come to be? And how can dogs, so closely related to fearsome wild wolves, behave so differently? It’s all in the genes. Nova investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs – with revealing implications for the evolution of human culture as well. Nova also travels to Siberia, where the mystery of dogs’ domestication is being repeated – in foxes. A 50-year-old breeding program is creating an entirely new kind of creature, a tame fox with some surprising similarities to man’s best friend. This film reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs and spurs new questions about what this could mean for our relationships with other animal species.
Note:If you miss this broadcast (but why would you?) it will be repeated on KQED Life on Thursday at 8 and 11 AM and KQED World on Saturday at 10 PM and Sunday at 4 AM (that’s for you folks whose dog barks all night).
So, tune in, watch, enjoy and learn all about your favorite family member. Let others know so they can become poochie experts too!
Send DawgHugger your comments after the show. I’d love to know your opinions on these presentations (and any doggie related issues too!).
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