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The Posts of the Year 2017

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The most popular blog posts on dogs and cats in 2017. By Zazie Todd, PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. It’s been a busy year! It ends with the news that my post  The Ultimate Dog Training Tip  has won the Captain Haggerty Award for best dog training book or article in the Dog Writer's Association of America awards. And I was honoured that Companion Animal Psychology was one of three finalists for Canada’s Favourite Science Blog . As well, I now have a blog at Psychology Today, Fellow Creatures . During the year, I was thrilled to interview Lee Dugatkin about his new book with Lyudmila Trut, How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog), and Christy Hoffman about her research on dog rivalry and how to increase shelter adoptions. Kristy Benson, Gina Bishopp and Jane Gething-Lewis have all contributed fantastic guest posts . And once again the Train for Rewards blog party was a huge lot of fun in pro

Season's Greetings

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Season's Greetings from Companion Animal Psychology. Thank you for your likes, shares and support throughout the year, and a very warm welcome to all the new readers. Happy Holidays! Zazie This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Photo: Jack Frog / Shutterstock.   Zazie Todd, PhD, is the award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy and 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.  Useful links: Companion Animal Psychology merch   Companion Animal Psychology's Amazon store As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. As an Etsy affiliate and Marks and Spencer affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Companion Animal Psychology News December 2017

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Unexpected friendships and the cat on the stove: make sure you haven't missed a thing with the latest newsletter from Companion Animal Psychology. By Zazie Todd, PhD Some of my favourites from around the web this month This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. "...the importance of knowing basic aspects of dog behavior for people who choose to share their lives with a canine companion, letting dogs be dogs, paying attention to the dogs' point of view..."  How to give dogs the best lives possible in a human world . Marc Bekoff PhD follows up on one of my recent blog posts. “Until we know more, I think we should assume that cats have needs while we are gone, and even if they aren’t meeting us at the front door.” Does your cat miss you when you’re gone by Mikel Delgado PhD . "even though they do not provide their owners with the undying affection of puppies and kittens, most of ou

How to Make the World Better for Cats

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Cat experts – including Mikel Delgado, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Sandra McCune, Kersti Seksel and Nicky Trevorrow – weigh in on the one thing that would make the world better for cats. Photo: JRJfin By Zazie Todd, PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. We love our feline friends, but at the same time there’s a lot that we, as a society, could do to make cats happier. So I asked several experts on cats to answer the question, “What’s the one thing that would make the world better for cats?” Read on to see what they have to say. And if you're a dog person, there's a related post on  how to make the world better for dogs  to check out next. This post is also available in Japanese . Thank you to Saramu Momma MSc and Risa Yoshida for the translation.  Sebastiaan Bol, PhD Founder and CEO of Cowboy Cat Ranch (Website http://www.cowboycatranch.org/   Twitter ,  Facebook ) "Cats love plan

How to Make the World Better for Dogs

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Dog experts – including Marc Bekoff, Jean Donaldson, Alexandra Horowitz, Ilana Reisner, Kathy Sdao and Pete Wedderburn – weigh in on the one thing that would make the world better for dogs. Photo: Bad Monkey By Zazie Todd, PhD We love our canine friends. But at the same time there are lots of things we, as a society, could do to make dogs happier. So I asked several experts on dogs to answer the question, “What’s the one thing that would make the world better for dogs?” Read on to see what they had to say. And if you're a cat person, you should also check out how to make the world better for cats . This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Marc Bekoff, PhD  Writer on dogs and other aspects of the cognitive and emotional lives of other animals for Psychology Today and the author of numerous books including Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do (March 2018, University of Chicago Press