Using the latest in brain research combined with the wealth of canine behavioral data, this webinar will explore the biological basis of behavior. Topics include brain function, the other brain (the endocrine or hormone system), and what we know about how mammalian brains process information. Participants will gain a better knowledge of the incredibly complicated biological mechanisms that interact with behavior. Knowing what shapes behavior will help participants in their interactions with dogs and the people who live with them.

Tim Lewis approaches canine research through the lens of an evolutionary ecologist. With a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tim taught for two decades at Wittenberg University in Ohio where he was an award-winning Professor of Biology. He is now a Professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where his classes include ecology, evolution, mammalian ecology, and forest biology. Dogs have shared the Lewis household for years, and Tim taught a semester class completely built around dog biology for university students and friends of dogs. His research ranges across many species, including wolves, deer, squirrels, turtles and, of course, dogs. He has presented findings of his research in journals, at conferences, and as an invited speaker for more than 30 years. Tim hovers on the edges of the dog agility and canine freestyle worlds with his wife, Ruth, who teaches and competes in those sports. He is working on a series with APDT and his book about canine biology is to be released by Dogwise Publishing this fall.


This webinar will be provided to you on a Google Drive link. After purchase, please allow up to 24 hours to be granted access to the link. You will receive an email, with the link, when your access is activated. Link access will expire ONE WEEK after activation. CEU credits available.

Registrar: Lynsey Heffner

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  • Tim Lewis Webinar - Recorded
     August 24, 2020 - December 31, 2023
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm