Best-selling author and psychologist Dr. Stanley
Coren helped to kick off the Purdue Veterinary
Medicine Fall Conference with a public lecture on
Tuesday, September 9, on the topic “How Intelligent are
Dogs?” The session began with an introduction by Dr.
Alan Beck, director of Purdue’s Center for the Human-Animal Bond and Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of
Animal Ecology in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Then, utilizing entertaining stories and video clips, Dr.
Coren shared the results of studies on dog intelligence.
A book-signing session followed and proved popular
with the attendees. The annual Human-Animal Bond
Lecture is funded by an endowment created by Elanco to
support the Center for the Human-Animal Bond.
Bond Lecture Addresses
Intelligence of Dogs
Dr. Stanley Coren, author and psychologist (left), and Dr.
Alan Beck, director of Purdue’s Center for the Human-Animal Bond, share the podium at the conclusion of the
Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture.
Dean Willie Reed accompanies Dr. Skip Jackson and his family along with Dr.
Larry McAfee (in back) as they approach the finish line.
Fastest 10K human-canine pair Amanda
Schoolcraft, PVM instructional technologist,
and Gus with Dr. Skip Jackson.