Happy Cats and More Happy Cats with Radio New Zealand

I spoke about cats with Jim Mora for Radio New Zealand's Sunday Morning--and then came back to answer listener's questions. Photo: Toma Stepunina/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you.Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox.Recently, I chatted all about cats...

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Fellow Creatures: 3 Things Dog and Cat Guardians Get Right

I've got a new post on my Psych Today blog, Fellow Creatures, which takes a look at the positive side of the pet-guardian relationship.Photo: Valeria Boltneva/PexelsBy Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you.Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox.The post...

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The Benefits of Tricks Training for Dogs (And Cats) with Erica Beckwith (PPiC Ep 6)

The Pawsitive Post in Conversation with special guest Erica Beckwith of A Matter of Manners Dog Training.By Zazie Todd PhDTeaching tricks to your dog is fun and cute, and a great way to improve the human-animal bond. Plus, you get to show off how adorable your pet is.This page contains affiliate links which means I...

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Can You Guess the Popular Dog Training Book by its Cover Colours? (Quiz)

Can you recognize these reward-based dog training books by the colours used on their covers?By Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you.Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox.If you're like me, you've read a lot of dog books over the...

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Fellow Creatures: Things You Shouldn’t Do To Your Cat

A new post on my Psych Today blog about the things that shouldn't be done to cats.Photo: Dominika Roseclay/PexelsBy Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you.Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox.Cats are wonderful pets, and dedicated cat guardians will...

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International Cat Day 2022 Expert Panel

International Cat Care hosted an expert panel to answer your cat questions.Photo: Natalia Mikulich/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd PhDGet Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox.The 8th August is International Cat Day. The day is hosted by International Cat Care, an amazing charity who you should be following on social media if you care about owned or unowned...

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Companion Animal Psychology Book Club August 2022

“Lucy Cooke is brilliant, pedigreed, fearless, and flat-out hilarious . . . Bitch is astonishing, wildly entertaining, and massively important.”―Mary RoachBy Zazie Todd PhDThis month, the Animal Book Club is reading Bitch: On the Female of the Species by Lucy Cooke.From the publisher,“Studying zoology made Lucy Cooke feel like a sad freak. Not because she...

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Can Dogs Detect the Earth’s Magnetic Field and Use it to Navigate?

We already know that dogs have amazing noses, but it seems they can also use magnetoreception to help them find their way. Photo: dezy/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you.Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox.Every now and then, there’s...

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Adopting an Overseas Rescue Dog: Tips from Unidos para los Animales

How Guatemalan rescue Unidos para los Animales ensured a good fit for dogs’ new homes—and what you need to know if you’re considering adopting a dog from abroad. Linda Green takes some downtime to play with Dallie, a dog at Unidos para los Animales who needed a bit of a leg up to be comfortable on...

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