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What You'll Learn

Daily Workshop Topics

January 11, 2021

The Science of Dog Training: How to change behavior without affecting our bonds

January 12, 2021

Dog Genetics: Beyond the Breed. How do your dog's ancestors impact their wellbeing?

January 13, 2021

Nutrition and the Brain: Everything begins with diet

January 14, 2021

Gut Health: How the microbes in your dog's gut can impact their health

January 15, 2021

Dog Cognition: What is Cognition and why should we care?

Who you'll learn from

Workshop Speakers

Oscar Chavez, DVM


Dr. Oscar E. Chavez is a veterinarian and Chief Medical Officer at Just Food For Dogs. Dr. Chavez graduated in 2006 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has previously served as Chief of Staff at Banfield, faculty at California State Polytechnic, and member of the Multidisciplinary Committee and the Registered Veterinary Technician Committee for the California State Veterinary Medical Board. Dr. Chavez is a licensed practicing veterinarian with a sole focus on clinical veterinary nutrition. He is the co-author of Big Kibble: The Hidden Dangers of the
Pet Food Industry and How to do Better by Our Dogs

Holly Ganz, PhD


Dr. Holly Ganz, PhD is a microbial Scientist and Founder of AnimalBiome. Holly received her PhD from University of California, Davis and conducted research at University California of Berkeley, University of California San Diego, the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of California, Davis Genome Center. Holly realized that digestive disorders are common in cats and dogs and that the gut microbiome plays an important role in some of these conditions. She founded AnimalBiome in 2016 in order to create better diagnostics and therapeutics for cats and dogs.

Jonas Donner, PhD


Dr. Jonas Donner is a Research scientist and geneticist with a PhD in human medical genetics and disease risk variant characterization studies. His work history the field of companion animal (dog/cat) genetic testing, was key in shaping the future of personalized pet care and veterinary medicine. Dr. Donner currently works at Wisdom Health as Discovery Manager and recently published research on a gene variant responsible for neonatal interstitial lung disease in Airedale Terriers

Karishma Warr, MA


Karishma has an MA in Philosophy (with a focus in animal ethics), along with multiple years of experience as Behavior Therapy Trainer at NYC’s most prestigious Dog Training Institutions. Karishma specializes in coaching her human clients in ethical animal leadership, and compassionate behavior modification. A former concert pianist, Karishma now enjoys spending time playing music and working with her own dogs, Heera and Oby.

Laisuna Yu, MA


Laisuna Yu graduated with a masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation from Hunter College in NYC. Her thesis evaluated pet dog and working dog performances in a visual discrimination reversal learning task. She was previously the Manager of The Thinking Dog Center in New York City. At Petminded, Laisuna  designs the games we play during our Dog Cognition Meetups and Programs, and will help you interpret what the results mean for you and your dog!

How it works

Event Information


JANUARY 11 - 15
7:30 PM EST

Live on Zoom


• 45 minute workshop with a Dog Science Expert
• Audience Q&A 
• Giveaway


Absolutely FREE!

Plus Petminded will donate $1 for every Live Attendee to our Rescue of The Day

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Event Details & Agenda

  • Date: 
    December 6th 2020
  • Where: Online
  • Time: 1 - 4 pm EST
  • Schedule:
    - Introduction
    - What is Dog Cognition
    - Understanding Our Dog's Cognitive Abilities (Game)
    - Chat with an Expert
    - Enhancing Our Dog's Cognitive Skills (Game)
    - Closing
  • Regular Pricing: $35
    * Ticket Sales end at midnight EST on Friday December 4th, 2020
  • Black Friday Price = $10
    *70% off the General Admission Price
    *Deal ends at midnight EST on Sunday November 29th, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

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Praise from Dog Parents

We Learned So Much!

I learned so much about my dog and why she behaves the way that she does. It was a joy to see her react to the different exercises. We both had a great time. I also enjoyed interacting with the instructors and other participants. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and kind and thoughtful about their pets. I highly recommend Petminded. I learned more about my dog and have a better understanding about how she thinks!

BJ and Pepper

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