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Decoding Animal Morality

  • Monday, June 17, 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 20, 2021
  • 8:30 PM
  • Recorded webinars


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Harriet Alexander

Do animals have a sense of right and wrong? Do they understand fairness? How can we tell and how does this impact on behaviour, particularly for dogs?

During this webinar Harriet will be exploring these questions and discussing how current understandings of morality shape our interactions, thoughts and behaviour towards animals. She will examine research which aims to understand how animals see the world and how they relate to one another. She will look at social rules that govern interactions between animals, particularly dogs.

Join us to find out more about this fascinating topic and reflect on how we relate to both the human and non-human world around us.

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand different definitions of morality and how they relate to animals and humans
  • Examine research that explores animal morality and emotions
  • Explore ethical questions relating to our treatment of animals and obligations towards them
  • Discuss canine communication and the ways in which dogs use social codes with each other and with humans

      About The Presenter

      Harriet Alexander is a dog behaviour consultant based in Melbourne, Australia. She spent six years living and working in London, and was fortunate to learn from some of her dog training heroes, including Winkie Spiers, Turid Rugaas and Anne-Lill Kvam. She is the founder of All Dogs Are Good (, a platform which aims to make education about dogs accessible and engaging for everyone. She also worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, one of the oldest rescues in the world that cares for over 7,000 animals each year. She belongs to a number of a professional organisations and is passionate about connecting with the global community of dog lovers and finding new ways to explore the canine-human history and bond.


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