September 07, 2021
Can Dogs Tell Time? | Dogs In The Movies | Dog Edition #34

It’s a question almost as old as time itself. Can my dog tell the time? But just how they know its meal, walk or bedtime, may surprise you.

On today’s show, do dogs understand time and what is behind their internal clock? Then we take time out to celebrate the canine stars of the big screen with author and film journalist Wendy Mitchell.

Can dogs tell the time?

If you ever get the feeling your dog knows what time it is, you’re not alone. But without telling the time in the literal sense, how do they seemingly know when it’s time to eat, time to sleep or time to play fetch? The answer isn’t straight forward, in fact there’s more than one reason at play. We take a look at this phenomenon and some of the factors that could have you believing your dog is secretly wearing a watch.

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Wendy Mitchell, Author of Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies

As a film industry insider and journalist, Wendy Mitchell has a unique perspective on the business. As a self-admitted dog obsessive, she finds herself watching movies "for the dogs." Those two viewpoints meet in her book about dogs on the silver screen, where she reveals everything canine about the movie industry. You won't believe what she has dug up!

Dog Lovers Live – Katie Berlin, The Vet Reset

Dog Lovers Live, a discovery of dog loving podcasters and YouTubers. Katie Berlin hosts the podcast The Vet Reset, a place where veterinary professionals can talk about physical health, exercise, nutrition and wellness and how those factors have helped them in their journey through veterinary medicine.

The Vet Reset

About Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell is a contributing editor for film business magazine Screen International. She has been a staff writer and editor at Entertainment WeeklyIndieWire and Rolling Stone and has written for The GuardianVarietyTime Out New York, the New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Billboard. She consults for film festivals including San Sebastian, Rotterdam and Goteborg.

About Wendy Mitchell

About Katie Berlin 

Katie is an associate veterinarian in central Pennsylvania. She’s also a book nerd, a writer, a marathoner, a certified personal trainer, a consumer of many snacks, and a horse crazy girl in withdrawal. Through her own battle with burnout, she developed a passion for the role physical wellness plays in mental health and happiness. Her goal with The Vet Reset is to be a resource for other vet professionals to find encouragement, community, personalized and practical advice, and a hefty dose of inspiration to find their way to their healthiest and happiest selves. 



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