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Fellow Creatures on the Downsides of Having a Pet

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We like to think about the rosy side of pet ownership, but it can also be tough at times. My latest post at Psychology Today looks at the downsides to consider before getting a pet . Photo: Kat Jayne/Pexels.

The Posts of the Year 2020: Dogs, Cats, Science, and Training

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The most popular posts of 2020 on Companion Animal Psychology.  Photo: David Pastyka/Shutterstock

Season's Greetings

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 Season's Greetings from Companion Animal Psychology. Photo: dezy/Shutterstock

Fellow Creatures on The Positive Shift in Dog Training

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My latest piece on my Fellow Creatures blog at Psych Today is Five reasons dog training is increasingly shifting positive .

The Prince and the Pea is the Canine Fairy Tale to Make You Happy Right Now

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The classic fairy tale has been given a modern and canine twist by The Academy for Dog Trainers. Watch the video and read my interview with Kristi Benson about how she got these cute dogs to take part. 

The Writer’s Pet: Maureen Fergus and Glory On Ice: A Vampire Hockey Story

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Maureen Fergus on her latest picture book, Glory on Ice: A Vampire Hockey Story, and how her dog Buddy inspires her writing. Buddy dressed as Sir Barksalot. Photo: Maureen Fergus.

Interview with Malena DeMartini about Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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“Separation anxiety is fixable... If people just understood that this is fixable, and it gave them that hope, that would make me thrilled.”

Companion Animal Psychology Book Club December 2020

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“Brilliant, eye-opening, and absolutely inspiring—and a riveting read. Hare and Woods have written the perfect book for our time.”—Cass R. Sunstein

Interview with Sassafras Lowrey about Chew This Journal

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“ Chew This Journal really came out of a desire to support people having more fun with their dogs and to make everyday interactions as enriching as possible.”