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Melody Moore Jackson, Ph.D.
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Melody Moore Jackson, Ph.D. Dr. Jackson is the Director of the Animal Interaction Lab at Georgia Tech. She has been training dogs and horses for more than thirty years. She has served as a volunteer puppy-raiser for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) since 1995, and has raised and trained five service dog puppies, preparing each dog for advanced training for a year to eighteen months. Each service dog puppy learns approximately 60 commands during this training. She also has experience in dog obedience and dog agility training, currently actively competing at AKC Excellent level in agility, and reaching the semi-finals for the USDAA National Championships in 2013. She has also ridden and trained horses her whole life, and is an active competitor in equestrian Dressage, competing at the International levels. Dr. Jackson resides with her family, six dogs, and four horses in Atlanta, GA.

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What I Learned From the World's 'Most Intelligent' Dog Breed

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We humans are an arrogant species. For eons, we have assumed that we are the only creatures with sophisticated language abilities. Furthermore, many of us believe that short of the fictional magic of Dr. Doolittle, our...

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