Learn about the secret life of dogs from pet expert Dr John Bradshaw.
Join Rusty, the terrier, as he goes about his day with his family. Discover how Rusty sees and mostly smells the world around him. Rusty uses his amazing nose to recognise his friends – human and dog! – it tells him where to find something tasty to eat and how to get back to his owner.
Find out how Rusty’s family make him feel loved and safe, when he meets new people and other dogs, or is left at home alone.
After a day with Rusty, you’ll know exactly how to be your dog’s best friend.
Dr John Bradshaw is one of the world’s leading experts on the behaviour of domestic dogs and cats. For more than two decades he led the Anthrozoology Institute, the UK’s foremost group studying pet/owner interactions, and latterly was also head of animal welfare science at the University of Bristol. John has received numerous honours and accolades for his studies, including the RSPCA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science (2018). He is the author of the Sunday Times/New York Times best-sellers In Defence of Dogs/Dog Sense, and its follow-up Cat Sense. Over the past 10 years John has featured as an expert contributor in many TV and radio programmes in the UK and internationally.
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