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I’m Zazie, author of Companion Animal Psychology. If you love pets, you’re in the right place. Even better if you also love science and care about animal welfare.

I publish a new post every Wednesday (and sometimes on a Sunday too).

Here are some of my favourite posts.






A user-friendly guide to everything you need to know about positive reinforcement. 
Especially for anyone who is new to dogs or new to dog training.







The many ways we can improve our cat's lives






 Successful problem solving makes dogs happy.
This is my most popular post, with 19.8k shares
(you can add to them if you like?).






“Owners should avoid stroking near the tail. Instead they should stroke the face, especially in the areas where the scent glands are.”






“...although dogs don’t appreciate the fine writing and the plot, they do enjoy the engaging human voice.”






“Because dogs are family, and our furry family members need love, training and walkies, not dominance”






“We all assume that internet photos and adverts play an important role in pet adoption these days, and now it’s possible to put a figure on it, at least for cats.”






“The importance of a critical period for socialization is hard to overestimate,” says Jean Donaldson.
You've heard that puppies need to be socialized, but have you ever wondered how we know?






“When walks are limited these ideas will help you tire out your dog.”




"Try to ensure that your dog or cat (or rabbit or...) has the opportunity to make choices."





How to help your pet with visits to the veterinarian

Essential tips for better vet visits.



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