Welcome to the Science Cafe! On March 20, 2019, three FDSA instructors with science PhDs hung out for an hour or two and talked science online.
The subject: They chatted about a 2017 study on punishment-based dog training and social media coverage of the study. Sometimes, social media coverage is all you get, when studies (like this one) are not open access. How much can we trust this coverage? What does the full study actually say?
Want more? The docs are hoping to do this again! And all three have classes this term at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy which are chock full of sciencey goodness (registration is open through April 15, but we'll have classes other sessions too):