Commentaries

The Polarization of Human-Companion Animal Interactions

This month’s commentary explores the trend toward publicly proclaimed polarized thinking in our society and how this may influence our interactions with companion animals.

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year Everyone! These wishes come as  the animals and I take some time off to recuperate from a very hectic end of 2018. At this time of the year in the northern hemisphere, Mother Nature is in slowdown mode and I decided that the pets and I should join her and all the plant and wildlife round the little house on the hill and do likewise. At least for for bit. Podcasts will resume in January and commentaries in a month later. Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2019 filled with starlit nights and quality

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Put a Little Light Into Your New Year

When faced with a dark, frigid post-holiday season, an energy-efficient summary of key points to remember when facing animal behavior problems can help a lot.

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A Fearless Gift

If someone asked you what the best gift would be for your pet, what would you answer?

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A Must-Read for Those with an Interest in Behavior

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst is a must-read for anyone who works with animals and people.

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Chronic Stress and Its Effects on the Bond

Do you think or hear yourself saying, “I’m so stressed!” often? If so, this commentary is for you and your animals.

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More Than Fetch and Catch

In this era when human stress and cynicism seems the norm, don’t forget the role human and animal playfulness plays in animal well-being.

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Natural Elegance

In science, the term “elegance” refers to processes so energy-efficient one can’t help but marvel. Seems odd to apply that to predatory behavior, but so it is.

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A Perfect Human-Animal Bond Storm

Sometimes the awareness that something you dreaded has occurred brings relief. Other times, it really stinks.

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The Weekend Dog Then and Now

If you have a dog and your lifestyle during the week differs from that on the weekend, does that effect your relationship with your dog? Have your expectations of that relationship changed over the years?

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