Podcasts

Episode 500 – HIREC in Purebred Dogs

In Episode 497, I pondered the effects of human-induced rapid evolutionary change or HIREC in wild animals; but could this occur in purebred dogs too?

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Episode 499 – Balancing the Costs and Benefits of Canine Companionship

Content from two newsletters got me thinking about balancing the costs and benefits of canine companionship in public settings.

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Episode 498 – A Mixed-Feeling Canine Encounter

Did you ever encounter a dog who left you with mixed feelings? This podcast explores some of the mixed feelings that resulted when I had such a canine encounter.

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Episode 497 – Metropolis Meets the Galapagos Islands

When most people think about wildlife evolution, the interface where today’s modern metropolis meets Darwin’s Galopagos Islands seldom comes to mind. This podcast may cause you to rethink that.

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Episode 496 – The Confidence and Bourgeois Effects in Companion Animal Behavior

Just as the confidence and bourgeois effects influence wild animal behavior, they also influence companion animal behavior and the bond. But as so often happens, how these effects play out in companion animal behavior may differ a great deal. This podcast explores some of those differences and how these my influence our bonds with our animals too.

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Episode 495 – The Paradoxes of Human Habitat Destruction

Human habitat destruction paradoxes take surprising forms. Like human habitat destroyers and preservers working together to help endangered species.

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Episode 494 – Common Training Mistakes

This podcast explores some of the most common training mistakes that can contribute to problem behaviors that I’ve encountered during my career. Often those who made these mistakes became so wrapped up in what a particular training approach said about them, they lost sight of what  it and they were communicating to their dogs.

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Episode 493 – Inductive and Deductive Learning in Dogs and Cats

Writing  this month’s commentary about equine learning got me thinking more about how inductive and deductive learning plays out in dogs and cats.

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Episode 492 – Feline Social Intelligence

What do you think about when you think about feline social intelligence?

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Episode 491 – Behavioral Seizures in Dogs and Cats

Do behavioral seizures occur in companion animals, specifically in dogs and cats? This podcast considers this possibility and the challenges diagnosing and treating such seizures present.

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