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Human-Animal bond, animal companionship, happiness and pets

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Alan Beck is the director of the Center of Human-Animal Bond. He is an expert on the dynamic relationship between people and animals and how each influences the psychological and physiological state of the other. 

He is the author of "Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship" and "Ecology of Stray Dogs: A Study of Free-Ranging Urban Animals."


Beck also can discuss:

  • The importance of animal companionship
  • Implications of pet ownership to human and animal health
  • The biology of the human-animal bond
  • History of the domestication of dogs


Contact: Alan Beck,

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