Dogs may be known as "man's best friend," yet we still have issues understanding our four-legged family members at times. Knowing how to communicate with one another can help dispel myths and solve issues that may lead to companion animals ending up in shelters. With an estimated 6.5 million dogs and cats entering shelters each year, and 1.5 million of these being euthanized, it is imperative that we help owners understand their pets better while strengthening the human-animal bond between them. Join us February 28 from noon to 1 p.m. CT on Twitter for a chat with Department of Animal Sciences experts Laura Davis, companion animal behavior specialist; Dr. Amy Fischer-Brown, teaching associate and Extension specialist; and Sarah Albert, teaching associate; to ask questions about your own dogs at home! How can you take part in this exciting conversation?
1. Go to Twitter. Type in #askACES. Click the “Latest” tab. Watch the questions and answers from noon-1 p.m. CT.
2. Ask your own questions and contribute to this conversation by including #askACES with your question.
3. If you aren’t on Twitter, watch the live feed at http://research.aces.illinois.edu/askACES. If you have a question, but can’t participate in the live chat, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Watch ACES social media (Twitter and Facebook) for a follow-up podcast with Laura Davis, Dr. Amy Fischer-Brown, and Sarah Albert.