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Companion Animal Psychology Book Club September 2021

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"An incredible journey of joy, discovery, and innovation."--Shari Robertson PhD. By Zazie Todd, PhD.

Finding happiness in the small moments of joy with your pet

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When times are hard, we can still find joy with our pets.  Carpe sphera? Photo: Violacelous/Shutterstock

Fellow Creatures: Helping People Switch to Reward-Based Dog Training Methods

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We know that reward-based methods are the best way to train dogs. Lately in the news I’ve read various stories about ways to encourage more people to get vaccinated in order to make a difference to the pandemic, and I’ve been seeing parallels with dog training. Photo: Samson Katt/Pexels

What’s coming up in The Pawsitive Post

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Here’s what you’ve been missing (and why now is a great time to sign up).

Why You Need To Reward Your Dog in Training, According to the Experts

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Dog obedience training and behaviour modification should use reward-based methods, according to a new position statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. Photo: xkunclova/Shutterstock

Companion Animal Psychology Book Club August 2021

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"I love Wesley the Owl ! Not since Konrad Lorenz have I read such an honest, vivid, and revealing account of the rich and complex life of an individual bird."--Sy Montgomery.