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Boise Professor Studies Our Changing Relationship With Pets During Quarantine

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Americans love their dogs. Now, with many people working from home to fight the coronavirus, our canine friends have taken center stage. 

A lot of us feel this through experience, but from an academic perspective, how has this relationship changed during the pandemic? And what will endure after? Shelly Volsche is studying these questions. She’s an anthropologist at Boise State University and recently spoke with our Morning Edition host George Prentice. 

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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.
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