Happy Dogs: More Photos

More gorgeous photos of happy dogs who are friends of Companion Animal Psychology.

By Zazie Todd, PhD

Rajah the dog looking happy on a walk in the woods

"He is a very happy boy who loves to go for long walks, exploring the woods and trails of Gabriola Island."
Photo: Jean Ballard.

Milo sitting and looking happy by the river

"As for his favorite treat, I'd say chicken is a big contender, probably his favorite, but he loves just about all food! His favorite trick is between "spin" or his yoga pose (which is really just a play bow) that I've cued as "let's do some yoga." His absolute favorite thing to do in the world is swim."
Photo: Sabrina Mignacca.

Shadow happy dog running in the snow

"Shadow's favourite treat of all time is left over pizza crusts haha! His best trick is a dramatic play dead."
Photo: Allison Wells (twitter)

Sugar the dog looks happy walking on the farm
"Her favourite reward is liver brownies."
Photo: Kristi Benson (twitter

Piper the dog sits and looks happy during a training session

"She is one of the happiest and most exuberant dogs I've ever met!  She worked hard on impulse control exercises, to earn rewards like steak and turkey. Any game that involves her people is her favorite game!"
Photo: Suzanne Bryner.

Bjorn the malamute rolls on the floor with a happy grin on his face
"Bjorn likes everything except jell-o  ;-) His favourite trick answers the question 'What does the Meercat do?'"
Photos: Sgian Dubh.

This is what the Meercat does

Shadow the dog looks happy in his costume

"His favorite treat is chicken breast, liver, and mini hotdog.
His best trick is catching his treat from a distance, and he can spin on command both clockwise and counter clockwise. He likes to swim and chases squirrels."
Photos: Cindy Lin.

Shadow waiting to catch a treat

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with me!

Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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