Podcasts

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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Episode 456 – Holiday Greetings

Happy Holidays!

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Episode 455 – Canine Cognition and Theory of Mind

Do you think that canine cognition obviously exists? What about dogs’ capacity to experience mental states such as knowledge, beliefs, desire, and imagination, and attribute these to others?

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Episode 454 – A Transport Thanksgiving

In spite of how much transport animals may complicate human lives, these animals do display some thought-provoking behaviors.

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Episode 453 – Evolving Animal Behavior and the Butternut Squirrel

What do migrating marine life, a grey squirrel, and a butter nut tree have in common? Stay tuned…

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Episode 452 – Misleading Aggressive Animal Terminology

Just because a medical term sounds impressive doesn’t mean it’s relevant to a particular animal’s behavioral problem.

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