Podcasts

Episode 466 – The Religion of Dogs

What do you think of when you think of dogs and religion? If you’re from New England you might think of the chapel at Dog Mountain, Vermont. But sometimes our relationships with our dogs take on religious attributes, too. For better or worse.

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Episode 465 – Anxiety and Animal Learning

Does anxiety effect animal learning? If so, how? This podcast considers what science and experience can teach about the effects of anxiety on learning.

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Episode 464 – Magical and Mindful Animal Thinking

When you think about animals, do you take a magical or a more mindful approach? Or does it change depending on the situation? This podcast explores these two orientations and how they shape our bonds with our animals and influence our animal’s health and behavior.

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Episode 463 – Sex and the Single Tick

If you think this is yet another podcast/article about the horrors of ticks, you’re in for a surprise.

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Episode 462 – A Primer of Animal Legislation

Proposing animal legislation has become another way for politicians to woo voters. What should you know about these laws?

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Episode 461 – When Good Behaviors Go Bad

Can you think of anything you taught your dog or cat to do that you later regretted? Do you think this could never happen to you? This podcast explores both situations.

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Episode 460 – The Expanding Canine and Human Perceptions

Does anything cross your mind when you look at this image?  For years, I would have said, “Nope. Not a doggone thing.” This week’s podcast explores why this benign space-occupying lesion suddenly commanded my attention.

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Episode 459 – The Dog-Rental Dilemma

Dog-rental is a topic that generates a lot of opinions, some of them more heated that others. This podcast considers the pluses and minuses of the concept.

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Episode 458 – Peter Pan Human-Animal Bonds II

We all want to periodically revert to childhood with its lack of responsibility. But when we choose to get an animal, that option disappears. Or it should.

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Episode 457 – Peter Pan Human-Animal Bonds I

Most of us who had pets as kids periodically long for the companionship of a special dog or cat we remember from our childhood. The temptation to make that memory real may tempt us. But doing so isn’t without its problems.

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