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What happens when two canine scientists decide to become pen pals in an era of digital media?


Two canine scientists, Julie Hecht and Mia Cobb, met briefly at a conference in Barcelona in late July, 2012. They share a passion for canine science, good communication, social media and fun. 

One works in the field of canine cognition and understanding why and how we humanise our canine companions. The other researches the welfare and performance science of working dogs. Different perspectives, but both are enthusiastic, entertaining and a little bit deaf.

They decided to embark on an adventure as pen pals in the digital era, taking turns to blog on topics related to their own research, the work of their research groups and other random dog science themes. 

Join them as they consider one of our greatest questions, “Do you believe in dog?”

Mia and Julie’s work has been featured on Psychology Today, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, The Bark, ohmidog!, ABC The Drum, Business Insider, Dumbo Feather, The Dodo, The Age, Salon and The New York Companion.  Television appearances include NBC Nightly News, Totally Wild, Science&U!, Channel 10 News, Hound TV and the PBS NOVA scienceNOW program.

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