The Bond

This show is about all aspects of the powerful bond that exists between people and their dogs --- exploring what goes into that loving relationship for both species, and how to enhance and expand it in training and everyday life. Tracie's co-host Sarah Wilson is “the Dog Expert” because of her 25 years training people and their dogs, during which time she had nine best-selling books published and earned a masters degree in the human-animal bond.

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Oxytocin & Canine-Human Bond

The Bond (05-11-2015) #4: Sarah Wilson has been talking for years about the role of oxytocin in the canine-human bond — that brain chemicals are connecting and reinforcing our mutual attachment to dogs, on both ends of the leash. A recent New York Times blog by Jan Hoffman titled “The Look of Love is in the Dog’s Eyes” has widened awareness of the phenomenon, and confirmed what Sarah has known all along!