What Goes on in the Minds of Our Canine Friends? Find Out at New Canaan Library Thursday

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Alexandra Horowitz, a dog researcher and author of “The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves,” will share her knowledge and insights in a presentation at New Canaan Library on Thursday evening, May 23.

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The Year of the Puppy book cover by Alexandra HorowitzWe find our canine companions lovable and entertaining, but also intriguing. Many of us have wondered what drives them to bark, sniff, and play. What goes on in their canine minds?

More About Year of the Puppy

Few of us meet our dogs at Day One. The dog who will become our best friend and integral part of our family and is born without us into a family of his or her own. A puppy’s critical early development is usually missed entirely.

Dog researcher Alexandra Horowitz aimed to change that with her family’s new pup, Quiddity (Quid).

In this scientific memoir, she charts Quid’s growth and delightful development from birth to her first birthday.

Elm Street Books will be onsite to sell copies of Year of the Puppy.

Alexandra Horowitz dog researcher

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Alexandra Horowitz

More About Alexandra Horowitz, PhD

Alexandra Horowitz observes dogs for a living. Her research began more than two decades ago, studying dogs at play, and continues today at her Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College.

She is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and three other books: On Looking; Being a Dog; and Our Dogs, Ourselves. She lives with her family of Homo sapiensCanis familiaris, and Felis catus in New York City.

If You’re Going …

This event will run from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 23, in the Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium in New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., New Canaan.

The event is free. You can register here.

If you have questions, contact Julia Rae Hodenfield at jhodenfield@newcanaanlibrary.org or (203) 594-5083.

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