#15 – Decolonising Free Living Dogs with Sindhoor Pangal

This episode, we are so fortunate to get to talk to Sindhoor Pangal, who is a canine behaviour consultant, a Galen myotherapist, an independent ethology researcher, an engineer by qualification, and an educator in Bangalore, India. She is a TEDx speaker, the author of the book, Dog Knows and an independent ethology researcher studying the free-living dogs in India. Sindhoor is the founder of BHARCS which offers a UK-accredited level 4 diploma on canine behaviour and ethology and boasts of students from all parts of India and across the globe. Sindhoor is also the country representative for Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE) and is currently pursuing her masters in Anthrozoology from Exeter University (UK).

We will be discussing decolonisation, free living dogs, and decolonising our perspective on free living dogs and all dogs in general. We will also discuss how the animal behaviour and welfare industry can do better for people and dogs with all of this in mind.


In this episode we discuss:

  • The importance of decolonisation.
  • Coloniser attitudes towards free living dogs.
  • Decolonising our perspective on how we treat dogs.
  • How the animal behaviour and welfare world can do better for dogs and people.

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