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Aubrey H. Fine, author of the book Our Faithful Companions: Exploring the Essence of Our Kinship with Animals will be featured  at the following:

September 19 and 20, 2014
Key Note Address
Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII) Annual Conference
Denver, CO
October 29 - November 1, 2014
Keynote Luncheon Speaker
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH INT)
San Diego, CA


Professor Explores Our Bonds with Animals

For a link to the Cal Poly news release on Dr. Fine and the book go to:

Psychologist Aubrey Fine's book Our Faithful Companions: Exploring the essence of our kinship with animals is a wonderful read. Fine "celebrates our kinship with animals of all species and illustrates how this bond makes our lives complete [and] integrates scientific explanations with personal anecdotes and testimonials to shed light on this unique love affair. Dr. Fine thoroughly explores why we create a bond with our companion animals and the role that these animals have in promoting a warmer and kinder household. Throughout the book, he has included testimonials that will shed light on this unique love affair." This latest of Fine's book is a gem and will make you appreciate even more the animals with whom we share our lives. 
Marc Bekoff, PsychologyToday.com



Marcie Davis has her podcasts on Service and Working Dogs:

Working Like Dogs features podcasts about working animals. In this working animal podcast, we cover everything from how to get started as a trainer of working animals or how to acquire a working animal to how to take care of your animal companion. In these podcasts, you will learn what it means to work side by side with an animal. We cover working animals such as service dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, drug dogs, seizure dogs, military dogs, etc. In addition to dogs, we talk about working horses, elephants, pigeons, and the list goes on and on. We discuss topics such as equipment, grooming, nutrition, training, traveling with your working companion, veterinary issues, retirement, and behavior.

Our working animal podcasts include guests in every field of the working animal world. Trainers, handlers, veterinarians, working animal experts, and animal communicators give you the inside scoop on everything you’ve always wanted to know about working animals.