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Dog Park to Host Yale Canine Cognition Center Presentation at December 6 Annual Meeting

November 16, 2023
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Dog Park to Host Yale Canine Cognition Center Presentation at December 6 Annual Meeting

Directors of the Woodbridge Dog Park Cooperative (WDPC) announced the plan for a presentation by the Yale Canine Cognition Center at the WDPC Annual Meeting, scheduled for December 6.  The presentation will be made by the Yale Canine Cognition Center’s lab manager, Madeleine Meade; the center hosts research projects that aim to determine how pet dogs make decisions, solve problems, and perceive their environment, guardians, and strangers.   A question-and-answer session will follow Meade’s presentation.

The WDPC Annual Meeting will be held December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Woodbridge Center, on the lower level of the Center Building at 4 Meetinghouse Lane – across the driveway from the Woodbridge Library.  The business portion of the agenda will follow the canine cognition presentation.  All WDPC members and friends are encouraged to attend.

“It has quickly become something of a tradition for the dog park annual meeting to feature a presentation we think will be of special interest to dog owners and dog lovers, and this year’s expert description of current canine cognition research is meant to be consistent with that custom,” said Mary Beth Womer, WDPC board president.  “We hope WDPC members and other friends of the dog park will attend the December 6 presentation and then stay to participate in the annual meeting.”

The WDPC is completing its fourth year of operations on the Fitzgerald Property near the center of town – on what’s commonly referred to as ‘the cornfield.’  The WDPC has close to 100 member families and an active board of directors.  It is a registered 501c3 entity; it has no opinion and takes no position whatsoever on political issues or candidates.  Those who seek additional information about the WDPC are encouraged to visit its website at or send an inquiry to

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