All it takes to move a dog is motivation, right? And perhaps some food so the dog has energy to move. Well, then some oxygen to burn the food, blood to move the food and oxygen in, waste products out. That’s all the behind-the-scenes crew for the star actors: muscles and bones. In this presentation we will look at how muscles work, and what’s going wrong when they don’t. You can’t talk muscles and ignore the bones. In this presentation, Dr. Lewis will go beyond structure to how bone facilitate movement, and what can go wrong. He says, “You’ll walk away from this seminar with a better understanding of the biology of movement including some practical applications for you and your dog.” The seminar will also be available via Zoom.

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. His book, Biology of Dogs: From Gonads Through Guts to Ganglia, was published by Dogwise Publishing. Copies will be available at the event for purchase and signing.


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Registrar: Lynsey Heffner

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  • Tim Lewis Webinar
     September 11, 2022 - December 31, 2023
     5:00 pm - 7:00 pm