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Welcome to Dog Talk Live.  This is "the" place for live talk, informative interviews with experts, and "all things dog."

Brought to you by That Dog Guy, Mark Ruefenacht.  Sponsored by the National Institute of Canine Service & Training.

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Friday, December 4th at 6:30 pm PST

Dogs are amazing animals. We have only scratched the surface in exploration of how dogs think, what dogs can learn, and what dogs know.

Join "Dog Talk Live" for interesting conversations, with authors and experts, exploring human's best friend.

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Hosted by Mark Ruefenacht

Founder of the National Institute of Canine Service & Training (NICST) and Dogs4Diabetics (D4D), Mark is recognized around the world for his expertise in animal scent discrimination, positive reinforcement training, service dogs, and all things dog.

Join Mark and his guests for a fascinating look into the "dog world" including how dogs learn, what dogs know, and how you can enhance your relationship with human's best friend.

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Entertaining & Educational

New York Times Bestselling Authors

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Goodavage is a veteran reporter and author. No doubt you have heard of her other New York Times bestsellers: Soldier Dogs, Top Dogs, and Secret Service Dogs.

Most recently, Goodavage traveled around the world to see firsthand the advancing technologies involving dogs and their superior noses.  She chronicled cancer screening, blood glucose alert dogs, dogs who sniff out malaria and deadly bacteria including the superbug C. difficile. Doctor Dogs is full of riveting stories of the lifesaving power of highly skilled dogs--dogs saving lives!

Her new paperback edition of Doctor Dogs (available now) includes the stories of dogs being trained for and detecting COVID-19.  These dogs are being trained around the world to screen incoming passengers at airports and people at other public places.

Don't miss this special holiday treat with Maria Goodavage on Dog Talk Live


Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he's only one of many thousands of scent-detection dogs all over the United States.

What good working dogs can do may seem magical or mysterious, but What the Dog Knows shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these amazing abilities.

Hear Catherine "Cat" Warren, author of What the Dog Knows and What the Dog Knows for Young Readers (now available in paperback) share her insights, experiences, and stories about detection dogs and their incredible capabilities.

Warren is also a professor at North Carolina State University, where she teaches science journalism and creative nonfiction.  With a background in journalism, you won't want to miss Warren on Dog Talk Live.

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