Science backed ways to give your dog a healthier and happier life

Learn What Your Dog Wants
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6 weeks of fun and interactive learning with your dog!

Join us for a 6-week online program that will teach you the basics of Dog Cognition

•Ever wondered if your pet is suited to a certain type of experience such as training or travel or becoming a therapy dog? Then you can apply concepts in Dog Cognition to figure that out

•Or do you have a young puppy, and want to figure out the best way to train them? We'll play cognition games under the guidance of a Dog Scientist to learn their temperaments

•Perhaps you have a dog who is aging, and their personality is is beginning to shift?  Then the tools you learn in this program can help you support her in the next stage of their life

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What's Petminded?

Petminded helps you understand your dog by making dog science accessible and actionable.
We bring you hands on classes and resources so you can confidently help your pup live their best possible life.

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The Petminded Academy helps you apply the latest in dog science so you can learn What Your Dog Wants You To Know. Our fun and easy programs are led by experts who are dog parents too!


Our live events are an opportunity to learn from top experts in dog science — scientists, behaviorists, veterinarians, authors, trainers and more!


Starting with our monthly Dog Science Meetups, we’re building a connected community for pet parents to learn from each other and bring out the best in their dogs


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Go deep on a topic with other curious, friendly and pet-obsessed people like you

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Our Blog

Where we share thought provoking ideas and expert opinions. Curious?

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Why We Exist

There’s a lot of misinformation and pseudoscience when it comes to taking care of your dog. Petminded helps you sift through the noise and find the information that is proven to work.

We tell you what your dog wants you to know.

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Coming Up

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4:30 pm PST / 7:30 pm EST

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What our Attendees Say

We had a great time learning interesting things
and bonding over new experiences.

Emilia Hoth

The speakers were all very informative,
well prepared and fun.

What a fun way to bring a community  
of dog parents together!

J. Silver
Dad to Finn
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Petminded Experts

Kerri Rodriguez

Dr. Kerri Rodriguez is a post-doctoral Research fellow with the Human Animal Bond in Colorado

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Lili Chin

Lili is an illustrator, co-creator of the hit series Mucha Lucha and author of the new book: Doggie Language

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Petminded?

Petminded is a community for pet lovers who want pet-centric experiences and deepen their connections with their pets. You can attend an event one time, join an in depth learning group or become a member of our community of pet lovers.

Where do events take place?

We plan both online and in person events. Our online events are accessible by laptop, phone or tablet. Due to Covid-19, in person events are currently limited to NYC. Go to Events

What are Circles?

Circles are learning groups for pet parents who are curious about specific topics and want to go deeper. Circles are led by pet experts who have in-depth knowledge of the topic, and can offer guidance plus 1:1 advice. Go to Circles

How do I join the Community?

 The Petminded membership community is launching in a few months! If you want to get on the waitlist, you can fill out our early access application on the Community Page.

Want to learn more?

Want to request an event, become a host or collaborate with us? Drop us a note, and we'll get back to you in less than a doggy minute

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