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Separation Anxiety

The Separation Anxiety Top 10 List – by Malena DeMartini These are the key components to incorporate or understand when working with separation anxiety. Unlike with most listicles, you must approach this list as a whole; picking and choosing won’t

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Positive Animal Training, science, Separation anxiety, Technology, Training tools

Can Diabetes Alert Dogs Really Detect Low Glucose Levels?

People are familiar with service dogs and there is general awe regarding a dog’s ability to help humans. Diabetes Alert Dogs (DADs) have become very popular over the past few years and there has been much press regarding their ability

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Posted in Dog training, Misc, science, service dogs

The top 10 blogs you’ve liked in 2014

Another year has just gone by! I don’t know about you, but it feels like no matter how much I get accomplished, that to-do list just keeps on going. But before we take on a new year, let’s take a

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Posted in Misc, science, Technology, Training tools

Calming signals- Are they truly signals or calming?

Calming signals is a term brought forth by Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas (2005) to describe behaviors that dogs display when trying to calm down a situation. In animals living in groups, it’s important to have ways of communication that

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Posted in Dog behavior, Educational, Fear, Misc, Psychology, science

2014 – The first Pet Technology Conference

Just 10 years ago, who would of thought we could hold an entire conference on technology in the pet industry? We have crossed the Rubicon earlier this month in Silicon Valley, home of many of the largest technology corporations. Innovations

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Posted in Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Misc, Positive Animal Training, science, Separation anxiety, Technology, Training tools

The rise of Petnologies

The 21st century has certainly marked a turn in the development and use of technology. Most of us carry in our pockets a miniaturized computer allowing us everything from calling others, to checking our email, our stocks and the weather

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Posted in Misc, Positive Animal Training, science, Technology, Training tools

Does the concept of dominance apply to dogs? Science says it does

Is there a behavioral concept that we can describe as dominance between dogs or between dogs and people? As I had mentioned in a previous blog “Dominance and pack leadership in dogs – Controversial and still misunderstood“, there seems to

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, Educational, Psychology, science, Wolves

Medical Detection Dogs: new applications for life saving canines

What would you do if your dog was constantly sniffing or even trying to bite a mole off of your leg? Today, you might take it seriously and run to the doctor’s office, but 20 years ago, who could have

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Posted in Dog training, scent, science

When science and dog training come together – SPARCS 2014

Dog lovers from all walks of life are often convinced that they have a fairly strong understanding of dog behavior. From the dog guardians to the dog professionals, most feel confident about interpreting canine behavior and are quick at dispensing

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Educational, Misc, science

Is your body language helping or confusing your animal?

Humans and their pets understand one another on many basic levels. We can even extend this statement and recognize that we are capable of a certain level of interpretation of the intentions of wild species. We can identify most expressions

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Horse, Misc, science
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