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Julie Hecht, Canine Behavioral Researcher


Julie Hecht, MSc, is a canine behavioral researcher, science writer and Adjunct Professor in the Anthrozoology Masters Program at Canisius College. She manages Alexandra Horowitz's Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College in New York City, where they have investigated olfactory preferences, dog understanding of "fairness,” dog-human play behavior and common anthropomorphisms. A regular contributor to The Bark magazine, Julie blogs at Scientific American magazine under Dog Spies and at Do You Believe in Dog?, a joint, pen-pal blog with fellow researcher Mia Cobb.

Julie received a Masters with distinction in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, and she starts PhD work in Fall 2013 at The City University of New York. She conducted research on the “guilty look” in dogs with the Family Dog Project in Hungary, pioneers in the field of canine ethology. She would really like to meet your dog.

Julie's website:  www.DogSpies.com