Using Social Media to Help Dogs with Jennifer Malawey

Zazie and Kristi are joined by TikTok star Jennifer Malawey (Dizzy Dancing Dog) who shares her secrets about how to use social media to help dogs.   By Zazie Todd PhDWatch episode 14 of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation on Youtube or below, listen via your favourite podcast app (including Apple, Spotify) or below, or...

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A Special Episode of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation Gives You The Chance to Ask The Questions

There's a special episode of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation being recorded in January--and you're invited.By Zazie Todd PhDIn January, Kristi Benson and I are recording a special episode of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation--and you are invited to submit questions and/or to attend. We'll be answering listeners' questions about dogs, cats, and anything else you'd...

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Companion Animal Psychology Book Club December 2023

“A delight for past, present, and prospective pet owners. And for everyone else.”—David Steinberg, Albuquerque JournalBy Zazie Todd PhDFind out what the Animal Book Club is reading this month. But first, here's a teaser: the first sentence of the book.This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at...

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One Third of Dogs Have a Behaviour Issue, Study Shows

The most common problems are fear, especially fear of loud noises, and not doing what the guardian wants, such as not coming when called.Photo: Mikkel Bendix/PexelsBy Zazie Todd PhDNew research published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior shows that if your dog has a behaviour issue, you’re not alone. Importantly, the study is based on a...

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Companion Animal Psychology Book Club November 2023

“Schott’s writing is engagingly conversational and showcases his colorful sense of humor … Educational, entertaining and compassionate, this confluence of happy accidents is a must-read for anyone who is, loves or works with a veterinarian.” ― Shelf AwarenessBy Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases...

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How to Train Your Dog to Wear a Coat or Sweater

Coats and sweaters may be necessary for cold weather--but your dog won't automatically like them. Here's how to teach your dog to wear a coat.Photo: Enna8982/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd PhDWhat’s your favourite thing about winter with your pets?A storm last Friday blew most of the leaves off the deciduous trees all at once. It felt like...

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Upcoming Webinar: Training Your Dog to Lay on Their Side by Jane Wolff CTC CSAT CPDTKA

Companion Animal Psychology is hosting an upcoming free webinar presented by Jane Wolff.By Zazie Todd PhDCompanion Animal Psychology is co-hosting a free webinar presented by Jane Wolff of Good Wolff dog training called Training your dog to lay on their side: Overcoming training obstacles.It can be a tricky task to train some dogs to lay...

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Are We Pathologizing Normal Pooch Behaviour? with RNZ’s Sunday Morning

I spoke with Jim Mora about fear and anxiety in dogs.By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you.A recent article in The Atlantic says that too many people have dogs and they can't take care of them properly, resulting in...

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