Podcasts

Episode 470 – The Evolution of Domestication

The co-evolution of dogs and humans is a recurrent theme of mine, but where does the evolution of domestication fit in? This podcast resulted from my ruminations on that subject in my favorite think tank: the great outdoors. The more I thought about it, the more outrageous and yet somewhat logical my thoughts seemed to me. I’ll let you decide…

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Episode 469 – Companion Dog Hubris

Companion dog hubris is alive and well withing the American pet-owning community. But this podcast explores the relationship between a tribe of Native Americans and their free-roaming dogs, one far more ancient than the kind most of us have with our pets.

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Episode 468 – Companion Animal Ick

Companion animal ick is also known as pee, poop, barf, farts, and perceived deviant sexual behaviors. Consequently, it’s a subject that generates more than its share of mixed human responses.

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Episode 467- Problem Animal Behaviors and Super Caregivers

Super caregivers can work well for humans and animals alike–until problem animal behaviors occurs. This podcast explores how perceptions of super caregivers have changed and how these may affect the resolution of problem animal behaviors.

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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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