Fellow Creatures: Gender Roles, Dominance Training, and Caring for Pets

I have a new post over on my Psych Today blog Fellow Creatures.

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By Zazie Todd PhD

Even though it’s 2022, gender roles still shape stereotypes and behaviour. A recent paper by Dr. Dennis Turner set me thinking about how they influence people’s relationships with their pets. Turner has contributed immensely to our understanding of our feline friends and based on an overview of feline science he writes about unanswered research questions about cats.

Read more here: Gender roles, dominance training, and caring for pets.  

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Zazie Todd, PhD, is the award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy and the forthcoming Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy. She is the creator of the popular blog, Companion Animal Psychology, writes The Pawsitive Post premium newsletter, and also has a column at Psychology Today. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, one dog, and two cats. 

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