The creative magic of black dogs | Emma O'Brien | TEDxPretoria
| Contributor(s):: Emma O'Brien
Creativity What it is, how do you nurture it and why it's important. Find out how Emma discovered the power of authenticity with her black dog photography series, and how having the courage to share one's creativity with the world opens up opportunities and brings about positive change....
Us and the rez dogs | Max Kakekagumick | TEDxKitchenerED
| Contributor(s):: Max Kakekagumick
Growing up on a northern Ontario reserve, Max Kakekagumick and other youth struggled with the same issue - trying to get to school safely without being attacked by wild dogs, also known as “rez dogs”. As a high school student, he and some of his peers came up with a potential...
4 life lessons from our old dogs | Elizabeth Johnson | TEDxSnoIsleLibraries
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Johnson
This talk explores and shares key ways we can support the healthier aging of our dogs and our humans. We can learn from the many parallels in how people and dogs age, and doing so can make the often challenging caregiving journey a better one, for all our aging loved ones, while helping us to...
Let's Treat Each Other More Like Dogs | Ryan Matthews | TEDxSkyforest
| Contributor(s):: Ryan Matthews
What are the lifelong lessons dogs can teach us? Former elite military dog trainer and published author, Ryan Matthews, shares what dogs have taught him about human relationships. Perhaps it's no coincidence that dog spelled backward is G-o-d! Decorated veteran, gifted dog trainer and...
Animals in Domestic Violence | Heather Fraser | TEDxQUT
| Contributor(s):: Heather Fraser
Heather Fraser (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Social Work at QUT, who started her career working in refuges for women and young people fleeing violence 35 years ago. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of all victims/survivors of violence. Heather has co-produced four books and...
Using Training Techniques | Ryan Matthews | TEDxAlmansorPark
| Contributor(s):: Ryan Matthews
From elite Army working dog handler to celebrity dog trainer to several near-death experiences, Ryan Matthews discovered that applying his dog training methodology, RTCR, helped him bridge the gap from extensive trauma to a joyous, fulfilling life. Ryan Matthews invites you into the mind of a...
Therapy Dogs and Recovery from Addiction | Colleen Anne Dell | TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan
| Contributor(s):: Colleen Anne Dell
What if we included domesticated animals, and in particular dogs, into the recovery plans of people struggling with addictions? Colleen Anne Dell is a Professor & Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Sociology and...
Horse Wisdom for the Human World | Tracy Weber | TEDxSVSU
| Contributor(s):: Tracy Weber
Horse wisdom can inspire humans to engage authentically in ways which nurture self awareness, empathy, compassion, transforming our own lives, our organizations, our communities and the world. Tracy Weber, Ph.D. is a recognized leader in equine-assisted learning (EAL), a university professor,...
How horses heal, transform, and empower| Mindy Tatz Chernoff | TEDxWilmington
| Contributor(s):: Mindy Tatz Chernoff
Mindy Tatz Chernoff is the founder of The Resonant Horse, an innovative approach to healing using horses as teachers and catalysts for change and transformation. Mindy recognizes how horses can aid in facilitating a sense of presence, authenticity and congruence in people. Within the safe...
Can Shelter Pets Heal a Community? | Stacy Mendell Matt Angleman | TEDxGrandJunction
| Contributor(s):: Stacy Mendell, Matt Angleman
They look at how to harness the power of the human-animal bond to create healthier and more compassionate communities. Their presentation includes therapy dogs Chazz and Ness. Stacy is a licensed clinical social worker who uses four-legged co-therapists in her mental health work on the Western...
Achieving change through horses: Peter van Dommele at TEDxBilbao
| Contributor(s):: Peter van Dommele
How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree
| Contributor(s):: David Shade
David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...
This is what happens when you actually understand your dog | Anja Schweimer | TEDxTUM
| Contributor(s):: Anja Schweimer
In this revealing talk, Anja unmasks many myths around dogs she also once believed in. She points out what happens inside dogs when they look out of the window, play fetch or are yelled at, and which alternatives help you to better care for your dog. Furthermore, she explains why several pet...
PTSD and service dogs: Beneath the surface | Shannon Walker | TEDxMtHood
| Contributor(s):: Shannon Walker
Fox News radio stations seem to think Shannon Walker is the go-to expert voice representing the power of a service-dog in the life of combat veterans. No wonder. Shannon Walker is the founder and CEO of Northwest Battle Buddies, a non-profit foundation that matches expertly trained service-dogs...
Everybody Died So I Got A Dog: When loss becomes your life coach | Emily Dean | TEDxNewcastleCollege
| Contributor(s):: Emily Dean
Emily Dean is a radio presenter, podcaster and journalist. She is Frank Skinner’s co-host on the award-winning Frank Skinner Show (Absolute Radio) and currently presents a hugely successful podcast for The Times called Walking the Dog. After suffering unspeakable family tragedies, Emily...
Cat Rescue: Answering The Call for Change | Bre Phelan | TEDxOmaha
| Contributor(s):: Bre Phelan
The three C’s of Coffee, Cats and Community are the pillars of reframing feline rescue in this talk. Building on models in Japan, Bre Phelan reframes how we as a community can look at cat rescue by blending a café and cat rescue under one roof. This more natural and humane model...
Why I Keep Ants as Pets | Mikey Bustos | TEDxUPLB
| Contributor(s):: Mikey Bustos
Mikey Bustos was born in Toronto, Canada and started raising ants and creating ant farms in his parents' basement. It led him to create the AntsCanada Youtube channel and AntsCanada.com, both promoting the pet ant keeping hobby, myrmecology, ecology, and habitat conservation. AntsCanada has...
Protect Pets, Protect Families: Time for Legal Change | Mandy MacLeod | TEDxUAlberta
| Contributor(s):: Mandy MacLeod
Mandy MacLeod explores the largely unrecognized issue of the effect of domestic violence on family pets. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Mandy studied drama and theatre performance in Calgary before attending law school at the University of Alberta. There she met her (now) husband, and the love of...
How domestic violence affects Pets | Wendy Sneddon | TEDxAinleyTopWomen
| Contributor(s):: Wendy Sneddon
Dr Wendy Sneddon RVN, MSc, FInstLM, AssocCIPD is passionate about animals and a world free from violence towards any creature. Wendy’s big idea is to build a culture of kindness around the world where it’s absence becomes a red flag that somethings not right and we need to say...
Lessons from Listening to Horses | Lucinda Vette | TEDxOshkosh
| Contributor(s):: Lucinda Vette
The story of Cimarron, a former drug-running horse turned "teacher," illustrates the evolving role of the horse/human bond; and provides an inspiring framework for living and leading effectively, and from the heart, in an interconnected world. Lucinda Vette, an Oshkosh native,...