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Some thoughts on love as a primary reason for treating companion animals kindly.

As much as I appreciate the concept of ‘love’ as a shared experience for humans and their companion animals I get a bit nervous when love is pointed to as a reason to care for and support these other animals. … Continue reading

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Study concludes dogs don’t communicate with humans in order to inform human of things human does not know.

“Dogs are especially skilful at comprehending human communicative signals. This raises the question of whether they are also able to produce such signals flexibly, specifically, whether they helpfully produce indicative (‘showing’) behaviours to inform an ignorant human. In experiment 1, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday graduate student style – aka one day late/Quinn thinks I work too much

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Are you familiar with the field of Anthrozoology?

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Are you familiar with the field of Anthrozoology? I’ve just started learning more about this area of study, which looks at how humans and animals interact. For more information I encourage you to visit: International Society for Anthrozoology anthrozoology.org/about As … Continue reading

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What do you say when a dog owner corrects reasonable verbal warnings, like growling?

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Last week Quinn and I visited a small dog park, which offers a quiet space to relax at the end of the day. Upon arriving I noticed a nice scene a short distance off of German Shepard Dog and his … Continue reading

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Do you agree that it’s important to learn how to read dog body language?

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In the introduction to her book “Canine Body Language” Brenda Aloff does an excellent job explaining the importance of gaining knowledge and understanding of dog body language. She emphasizes the fact that, “…dog behaviour is not random, despite how it … Continue reading

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The Center for Interaction of Animals and Society created the C-BARQ questionnaire to evaluate dog temperament and behavior.

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The Center for Interaction of Animals and Society is a research center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine that’s conducting fascinating and relevant research pertaining to companion animal behavior. The Director of the center is James A. … Continue reading

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Curious about my experience with dogs? Here’s my Doggie Resume!

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Whenever I come across a new dog behaviorist, trainer, or enthusiast I’m always curious to learn about their background and experience with dogs. And with trainers I’m particularly curious to see what they’ve read and how they’ve educated themselves, because … Continue reading

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The things dogs do when they sleep.

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Josh and I both work from home, which is a situation filled with many benefits one of them being able to easily check in on Quinn.  Throughout the day Q, like most dogs, spends a good deal of time napping … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Dog: the newest blog covering all things related to dogs.

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Welcome and thanks for checking out my very first posting!  I’m excited to begin this blog and my mind’s already spinning with hundreds of topics to cover and ideas to discuss.  Please be sure to visit often as I’ll be … Continue reading

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