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The Writer’s Pet: Jen Hirt and Hear Me Ohio

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Jen Hirt on doing agility with her dog, Wesley, and her latest book, Hear Me Ohio. Jen Hirt's dog Wesley. Photo: Rich Knecht.

Puppy Play: An Essential Part of Puppy Class for a Well-Rounded Dog

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Here’s why you should pick a puppy class that includes play – and what that play should look like.  Photo: Iuliia Bondarenko/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd, PhD

Companion Animal Psychology News February 2021

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Itchy dogs, cats and catnip, and pups eating peanut butter... This month's Companion Animal Psychology news. By Zazie Todd, PhD

Pease Porridge Hot, Pease Porridge Cold: Nursery Rhymes as a Window into Our Shared History with Dogs

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Have dogs evolved to lurk in the kitchen? We can learn more about dog’s evolution, and our own evolution, through the words we pass from grandparent to grandchild as nursery rhymes.  Photo: Anna Badi/Shutterstoc By Kristi Benson, CTC, Special Correspondent. 

Wag Wins an Award from the Dog Writer's Association of America

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I am thrilled and honoured that Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy has won the Dog Writer's Association of America award for book - behavior, health, or general care.

The Top 6 Reasons You Should Be Brushing Your Dog’s (and Cat’s) Teeth

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It’s worth learning to take care of your pet’s teeth, says veterinarian Dr. Rachel Szumel. Here are six reasons why. Photo: GerryP/Shutterstock