Podcasts

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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Episode 490 – Catastrophizing Animal Behavior and the Human-Animal Bond

Do you catastrophize animal behavior and the human-animal bond? This podcast compares the effects of castastrophizing on wild and domestic animals and the quality of the bonds that result.  

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Episode 489 – The Human-Vulture-Dog-Rat Bond

The human-vulture-dog bond does exist as does the human-vulture-rat bond; but what about the human-vulture-dog-rat bond, the subject of this week’s podcast? It, too, is real and rather scary for reasons that may surprise you.

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Episode 488 – Chronobiology, Animal Behavior, and the Bond

While many people think about daffodils, robins, and mud season in early spring, I think about chronobiology, animal behavior, and the bond. This podcast explores a few of the many natural cycles that influence our animal’s behaviors and their bonds with us.

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Episode 487 – Structured and Unstructured Animal Learning Environments

How do structured and unstructured animal learning environments affect animal behavior and the bond? Thoughts about that relationship triggered this podcast.

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