Podcasts

Episode 481 – Pet-Friendly Holiday Decorations

While the podcaster takes some time off, she leaves you with this lovely example of a safe, pet-friendly holiday decoration–even for high-energy cats.

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Episode 480 – A Different Kind of Human-Companion Animal Bond

This week’s podcast considers a completely different kind of human-companion animal bond experience. Creating it may not be easy, but I think it’s worth it.

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Episode 479 – Our Changing Pet Expectations

Our expectations routinely change, but sometimes our changing pet expectations may have consequences for them that we don’t think about. Until these cause problems for them and us.

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Episode 478 – Pet Owner, Guardian, or Parent?

Do you consider yourself a pet owner, guardian, or parent?  What does that label mean to you and your animal? It may not mean what you think it does.

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Episode 477 – Placebos, Pets, and the Bond

Do placebos exist, and can they benefit pets and the bond we form with them? That depends on whether you consider yourself  among those who perceive placebos as ancient myths believed by weak-minded folk, or are among the  growing population of scientists who recognize this effect as real.

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Episode 476 – Human-Training Lessons from Dogs

Do you get human-training lessons from your dogs? I get such lessons from my dogs and they never cease to amaze me.

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Episode 475 – Weeds, Bees, and a Moral Dilemma

At this time of year, weeds filled with bees dominate the landscape and create a moral dilemma for me. So much of a dilemma that I dedicated a podcast to it in hopes that the solution would come to me.

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Episode 474 – Selfness, Otherness, and the Human-Animal Bond

How do you feel about selfness and otherness as it relates to the human-animal bonds you form with your pets? This podcast considers that subject with help from a jellyfish and a snail.

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Episode 473 – Behavior and Bond Data-Collection Challenges

On-line surveys companion animal behavior and bond surveys can teach us a lot, but some pose data-collection challenges too.

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Episode 472 – Speciesism, Sentience, and the Human-Nature Bond

What do speciesism, sentience, and the human-nature bond share it common? It turns out, quite a bit.

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