Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Dog: A Life Well Lived?
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The pain of losing a wonderful dog is tempered (at least a little) by memories of the delightful doggy moments in his life. A manifesto for giving dogs as much joy as we can.  All photos: Kristi Benson Kristi Benson PCBC-A, CTC, Special Correspondent This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. A few days ago, we said goodbye to Mischa, the biggest bestest boy, with the most perfect eyebrows ever. A week shy of his 15th birthday, he outlived our expectations by m ..read more
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The Top 10 Books on Companion Animal Psychology in 2022
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These were the most popular books on this blog in 2022. By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. I thought it would be fun to look at the books that were the most popular purchases by Companion Animal Psychology readers in 2022. (I've already shared the top  posts of 2022).  Last year saw the publication of my second book, Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy, and as you'd expect (since this is my blog) both of my books Wag and Purr featur ..read more
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The Companion Animal Psychology Posts of the Year 2022
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The year in review at Companion Animal Psychology and the most popular dog and cat posts of 2022.  Photo: vubaz/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhDThis page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. It’s always fun to look back on the year and see which posts were the most popular. For me, the highlight of the year was the publication of my second book Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy. Thank you to everyone who has supported the book including everyone in the Purr Pa ..read more
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Fellow Creatures: Every Interaction with Your Pet is a Training Opportunity
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I've got a new post over on my Psychology Today blog, Fellow Creatures.  Photo: Mathieu Gervais/Pexels By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. It looks at the fact that our pets--dogs and cats--are always learning. Of course we know we're training our dog in an official training session, but actually they're learning all the time. And so are cats, despite their reputation. Which sometimes means we teach our pets to do things we would really ..read more
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Season's Greetings
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Season's Greetings from Companion Animal Psychology. Photo: woodHunt/Shutterstock, text Zazie Todd Thank you for all of your support this year. Wishing you and your family a wonderful festive season and all the best for 2023. Zazie This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. 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 and also has a column at Psycholog ..read more
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Winter Reading 2022: My Picks of Animal Books, Non-fiction, Fiction, and Poetry
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The books I enjoyed the most this year include books about dogs and cats, plus non-fiction, some great novels, and poetry.  Photo: Irina Kozorog/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. Which books are you giving as gifts this year—and which ones are you hoping to receive? These are some of the books I have enjoyed this year (not necessarily published this year). I'm also sharing the books I’m looking forward to digging into over ..read more
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Fellow Creatures: Why It Doesn't Help to Think of Cats as Easy Pets
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I've got a new post on my Fellow Creatures blog at Psych Today. Cong H/Pexels By Zazie Todd PhD People often think of cats as easy pets, but is it really true? My new post looks at this idea, and at how it's better for our kitties if we actually do a bit more for them. You can read the post here: Why it doesn't help to think of cats as easy pets.  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, and also has a column ..read more
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Companion Animal Psychology Book Club December 2022
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"Will cause readers to think deeply about big questions...and to laugh out loud."--Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat. By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. This month, the Animal Book Club is reading If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal: What Animal Intelligence Reveals About Human Stupidity by Justin Gregg. From the publisher, "If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal overturns everything we thought we knew about human intelligence, and asks th ..read more
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The Importance of Kindness in Dog Training with Jane Wolff (PPiC Ep 7)
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The Pawsitive Post in Conversation No. 7 with special guest Jane Wolff of Good Wolff Dog Training. Clockwise from top left: Zazie Todd, Jane Wolff, Kristi Benson By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. Get Companion Animal Psychology in your inbox. Watch episode 7 of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation on Youtube or below. You can also watch previous episodes of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation if you'd like to. Please subscribe to Companion Animal Psychology on Youtube to make sure y ..read more
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The 2022 Artisan Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers
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My picks of artisan gifts from Etsy for dogs, cats, and their people, from advent calendars for dogs and cats, pet bowls and snuggly beds, to jewelry and a scarf. By Zazie Todd PhD I always enjoy browsing Etsy to find gorgeous creations from independent artists, and at this time of year I like to share some of my favourite picks for the festive season. So if you're looking for a gift for your dog or cat, or a special something for someone in your life who loves pets, here are some suggestions. Even better, most of these items are currently on sale. This page contains affiliate links which m ..read more
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