Canine Draft Blog
Working Dog Handout - drafting and weight pull
Crash Course Weight Pull
OFA vs. PennHip
Supplements and Medications at Home
How to Treat Hot Spots
How to Make a Wicket
How to Make a Bloat Kit
Insights from Christine Zink, PhD, DVM
How much should
Greater Swiss Health
P2Y12: What it doesn't mean
Insights from Christine Zink, Phd, DVM
How to Research Dog Show
Danger of Fake Service Dogs
How to Transport a Puppy
Greater Swiss Facebook
proudly feed Nature's Farmacy
Raw Diet and Other Recipes
How Restaurants can Impress Patrons with Service Dogs
Things you didn't know about being a
Therapy Dog Handler.
many Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are in the US?
How many Lowchens
are in the US?
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America
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I'm a research
scientist with a penchant for cooking, puppies, & clean driving. By day, I
am an adjunct associate professor, behavioral endocrinology nerd, statistics
geek, tech enthusiastic, and social strategy consultant. See my
profile for current professional pursuits. My PhD is in social
psychology, and my research focus is on behavioral neuroendocrinology. I
study how behaviors can affect hormones and how hormones can affect behaviors in
MisoHungry focuses on cooking with craft
beer, fine wine, and artisan spirits, and it also covers Austin area food
events, food trends, and thoughts on social media.
Keep Austin Dog Friendly is a
resource for places for your puppy to socialize with bent on canine sports.
Canine Drafting covers basics
about drafting with your dog, or goat, or pony.
Chenergy Consulting is a blog on social
behavior, relationship research, and social media. I'm in the following canine clubs:
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of
America - Draft Judge, Pack Dog Coordinator, Versatility Committee,
Weight Pull Committee, Sunshine Committee,
Weight Pull Judge, Health Committee, and Past Ways and
Gulf Coast Greater Swiss
Mountain Dog Club - past secretary
Brazos Valley Kennel
Member, Past Trophy Chair, and Past Ads Chair
International Weight Pull
Association - Event coordinator, Regional Representative, and Judge
Old West Newfoundland Club - member
Texas Working Dog Association
Aggieland Guide Dogs and Service
Dogs - Advisory Board and Trainer
Gold Ribbon Rescue - Foster Home
and Home Evaluator
Aggie Dog Club - President
Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Keep Austin Dog Friendly -
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Pet Partners -
Formerly Delta therapy dog since 2012
Club of America
Lone Star Bernese Mountain Dog
Southbound Greater Swiss
Mountain Dog Club
Spay and Neuter Incentive Program Founding Member
The following are non-canine clubs:
Academic Organizations and
Austin Community College -
Social Sciences Adjunct Voting Chair
Austin Social Media Club - Panelist and
University Graduate Teaching Academy Fellow
and Evolution Society - Conference Session Chairs
Personality and Social Psychology
for Clinical Pathology in Phlebotomy
Psi Chi Psychology Honors
Society, President 2001-2002, University of Texas, Austin
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewing - Evolution and Human Behavior
Office of Graduate Studies Research Workshop Panelist
South By South West EDU - 2015 -
Austin Social Media Club - Panelist and
PR Over Coffee - Speaker
BlogHer Food 2013 Speaker -
Mobile App Panel Chair
South By South
West Interactive, Austin, TX - 2010 - Core Conversation Panelist - The Yelp
Effect, When Everyone’s a Restaurant Critic
Information Series for Entrepreneurs (RISE Austin) - 2010 - Presenter
Ignite Austin 1 –
Jan 2010 - Presenter
Why a Swissy? I love large breed dogs and
especially like to work. So it was natural that I fell love with the
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund). But the Löwchens? I first met
Pistol Pete (owned by
Barbara Cecil), and I just had to have one. They have the personality in
of a big dog in a little dog body.
Why the name Roman Reign? The historians
of Swissies claims that they were developed from Roman War dogs
These dogs eventually developed into the large European breeds including
mastiffs, rotties, and bernards. I chose a name that goes back to
the roots of the breed and also reflects the breed's function and temperament -
bold and powerful. Even though the website has morphed into a more
inclusive site, I decided to keep the name Roman Reign.
Are you associated with the
wrestler, RomanReigns? Not yet. I have challenged him to a showdown.
What are your articles based on?
I'm formally trained in social psychology with a research interest in behavioral neuroendocrinology in topics ranging from human
social phenomenon, classical conditioning, and operant conditioning. I've
taught many psychology courses at major universities (since 2002), and have a
background in biobehavioral research as well as training in behavioral
genetics. My other research areas and interests are marketing and
management (applied social psychology), attitudes and behavior change
(particularly towards public policy), hierarchical linear modeling (and
quadratic modeling), mating strategies, intimate relationships, health
psychology, group dynamics, message framing, and
social dominance behaviors.
Where do you train?
Krafty K9, Houston, TX for
obedience and Shertom Kennel,
Liberty Hill, TX for herding. I do all other training myself.