Podcasts

Episode 219 – Animal Nutrition Update

This podcast recaps some points of interest I gleaned from a veterinary nutrition seminar I attended in October.

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Episode 218 – Energy-Efficient Human-Animal Communication

Join me as I run an energy audit on some particularly troublesome canine displays and discover the energy level can tell us about the animal’s motivation and prognosis.

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Episode 217 – Well-Groomed Human-Animal Relationships

Not surprisingly, after I edited this podcast I got to thinking about the different meanings of the word “groom”.

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Episode 216 – Anticipating Animal Additions

The idea that we’re a species-centered species, i.e. anthropocentric, isn’t a trait that make us humans unique. Not in that members of other species feel some inherent need to relate to us as if we were the center of their worlds, but rather that they tend to perceive their own needs as their top priority too. Where problems arise is when a conflict occurs between the fulfillment of human and animal needs. The typical (anthropocentric) human response if that it’s the animal’s responsibility to sacrifice his/her needs under these circumstances. If the animal doesn’t want to or can’t for

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Episode 215 – Don’t Pass It On

This podcast explores the some of the physical, mental, and emotional costs that arise when animals with problems are passed on instead of dealt with.

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Episode 214 – Agreeable Human-Animal Interactions

The little book that served as the inspiration for the podcast about agreements we can make with ourselves that will benefit our interactions with animals as well as other people is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

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Episode 213 – Finding the Perfect Pet Online

In some ways the hazards posed when trying to choose the ideal animal online aren’t that new…

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Episode 212 – Artistic Human-Animal Communication

This podcast is a behavioral-bond review of the multiple award-winning film, The Artist. Granted the fact that one of the main characters in the film is a dog—and a dog who does a fantastic job at that—would seem to explain why I felt compelled to a) see the movie and b) write such a review. But there’s another quality of this film that would make it fodder for a behavioral-bond review even without the dog. Can you guess what it is?

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Episode 211 – A Dog Rule for Politicians

The more political campaigns I live through, the more I value my knowledge of animal behavior. It so helps me sort through all the hype and poo.

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Episode 210 – Ollie’s Balls

No, this is not a podcast about my dog’s reproductive organs or lack thereof. It’s about his mystical relationship with the balls that he considers the optimum toy at least 90% of the time.

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