Total Dog Company has signed on to be an endorsing organization for the MN Landscape Arboretum’s 2016 Nature-Based Therapeutic Conference Speak! A Kinship of All Creatures: Broadening our Knowledge of Human-Animal Interactions.

About the Conference

Research suggests our connection to animals is important to human health and well-being. Speak! is a conference about our human partnership with animals, the natural world and the ways of interacting with animals increases individual health and community well-being. This conference will provide participants with new understanding of how human connections with animals advance work in schools, non-profits, social services, healthcare, community groups, faith-based organizations, and families.

The purpose of Speak! is to:

  • Broaden our knowledge of animal intelligence
  • Deepen our understanding of animal feelings
  • Transform the way we view non-human animals
  • Apply practice skills and methods with animal emotions in mind
  • Inspire and delight the audience with new sounds and information

Event Details

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MacMillan Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Please note: While we love our four legged friends, we ask that participants not bring their animals. (With the exception of personal service animals and those appointed teams working with the conference will be allowed on site.)

For more information on attending the event, please visit the MN Landscape Arboretum Event Page.