Animal Minds and Our Favourite Fables with Dr. Jo Wimpenny

Zazie and Kristi are joined by zoologist Dr. Jo Wimpenny to talk about her book, Aesop’s Animals: The Science Behind the Fables.By Zazie Todd PhDWatch episode 15 of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation below or on Youtube, listen below or via your favourite podcast app (including Apple, Spotify), or scroll down to read the highlights....

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Fellow Creatures: Does My Dog Need Behavior Training or a Private Session?

I've got a new post over on my Psychology Today blog, Fellow Creatures.Photo: Blue Bird/PexelsBy Zazie Todd PhDThe post looks at the different types of dog training classes and consultations that are available, and how to choose between them.For example, puppy class is a valuable way to help meet your pup's needs for socialization. Classes...

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How Pets Benefit Our Brains with RNZ’s Sunday Morning

I spoke with Jim Mora about how pets can benefit people and other new research on dogs and cats.Photo: Monkey Business Images/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd PhDI joined Jim Mora on Radio New Zealand's Sunday Morning to talk about some recent news articles that cover research that finds that pets can have benefits for people. Or in...

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Having a Reactive Dog is Difficult and Costly, Study Shows

When dogs lunge, bark, and growl at other dogs or people, the dog is having a hard time—and so is their guardian. More awareness is needed.Many people with reactive dogs walk where they won't see anyone else. Photo: Danilo Silveira/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd PhDIf you’ve never had a reactive dog, you don’t know what it feels...

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Body Size and Face Shape Predict the Lifespan of Dogs, Study Shows

The study of over 150 breeds and crossbreeds shows that size matters, as little dogs live longer—and so do those with a medium head shape rather than a flat face.The Lancashire Heeler is the longest-lived breed. Photo: hansbenn/PixabayBy Zazie Todd PhDWe all wish our pet dogs would live longer. New research out of the UK...

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The Companion Animal Psychology Posts (and Podcasts) of the Year 2023

A look back at the most popular articles and podcasts about dogs and cats over the last year.Maksym Gorpenyuk/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd PhDIt's time for the annual list of the most popular posts of the year here at Companion Animal Psychology. And there's a countdown of the most popular podcast episodes too.You'll find a lot of...

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