Your Brain on Dog Food: Making Sound Decisions for Your Dog’s Nutritional Health


Wednesday, August 28, 2019


07:00 PM America/Chicago

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Webinar Description:  This webinar examines the current state of the pet food market and how information overload coupled with an over-abundance of dog food choices influence our ability to make wise and healthful decisions for our dogs. We begin with an examination of the roles that belief, emotions and reason play in human decision-making, including a review of cognitive biases that can hinder one’s ability to “stick to the evidence” when choosing a food. Using the evidence pyramid, we will examine the many types of information that bombard pet food customers daily and will examine the reliability and potential pitfalls of each. A set of basic nutrition facts about dogs is reviewed and participants learn how to consistently apply these when evaluating the many health and wellness claims that are made about commercial foods. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to review, critically evaluate and support (or not) their own pet feeding beliefs during this informative and enjoyable seminar that asks “Is this Your Brain on Dog Food?”

Live Webinar Access: Following registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt. This will include a link to the webinar room and a code (token) for access to the live webinar. There are no refunds or exchanges for webinar purchases. Registration closes for this event at 6:30 pm (CST) on August 28th, 2019.

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Linda Case

Linda Case is a science writer, dog trainer, and canine nutritionist who lectures throughout the world about dog nutrition, training and behavior. Linda’s academic training is as a canine/feline nutritionist and trainer. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell University and her M.S. in Canine/Feline Nutrition at the University of Illinois, and was a lecturer of companion animal science at the University of Illinois for 15 years. She also taught companion animal behavior and training at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Linda owns AutumnGold Consulting and Dog Training Center in Mahomet, IL (www.autumngoldconsulting.com). She is the author of eight books, including “Dog Smart”, “Dog Food Logic”, and “Beware the Straw Man”, and writes the popular blog “The Science Dog” (http://thesciencedog.wordpress.com/). Linda and her husband Mike currently share their lives with three amazing dogs; Cooper, Alice and Stanley, plus Pete the formerly feral cat. In addition to training dogs and writing, Linda enjoys hiking, swimming, bird watching, yoga and gardening – all of which she happily shares with her dogs.