Can dogs really be autistic?

Dr. Nicholas Dodman addresses how he and others came to believe that dogs can experience autism.

Dr. Dodman’s recent book.

Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists.  Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States from the UK where he became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He founded the Animal Behavior Clinic – one of the first of its kind – at Tufts.

Dr. Dodman has written five acclaimed bestselling books, including Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry, which we discuss in this interview.

In addition to his trade books, he has authored two textbooks and more than 300 articles and contributions to scientific books and journals. He also holds several US Patents.  Dr. Dodman has appeared on radio and television including 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC and CBC, CNN’s Headline News, and many more.  

Dr. Dodman is a cofounder of the Center for Canine Behavior Studies.