Dog Science Experts


Tips for Advocating for Your Dog at the Vet

Maddie Messina of Paws for Thought shared her tips for advocating for our pet at the vet. Learn some tips and techniques for making vet visits less stressful for everyone involved!

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The Many Ways Dogs Ask for Help

In a unique study comparing pet pigs and pet dogs on this task, researchers found that, overall, dogs showed more behaviors that indicate “asking for help” from readily available humans. This is an interesting comparison for two big reasons - (1) both were subject to domestication and (2) all animals in this study were kept and raised as pets from a very young age. Therefore, humans should play a role in both their lives, but results support that dogs may be predisposed to communicate with humans in a way that is unique to them - even among other domesticated species raised in a similar manner!

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Three Dog Studies Every Pet Owner Should Know About

Dog Science is a fairly new and growing field. It can be overwhelming and intimidating to dive into scientific research studies. We reviewed three studies and are sharing what can be learned from them and applied to caring for and teaching your dog.

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Leash Reactivity

What is Leash Reactivity and How to Manage it?

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Homemade Dog Food. Creating a Balanced Diet

Expert, Nikki, RVT @caninehealthnut shares how making your own dog food is one of the best ways to create a balanced diet!

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Petminded's Catalog of Dog Training Terms

Ever read an article about caring for and training your dog and come across a term you don't quite understand? We've created this catalog of Dog Training terms so you never have to wonder again!

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5 Reasons Why You should Want a Well Bonded Dog instead of a Well Behaved Dog

Everyone wants their dog to behave. But if you really get to know your dog and bond with them, you will understand why they behave the way they do. And help them shape good behaviors!

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The Scoop on Your Dog's Poop

We chatted dog poop with experts from Dig Labs and are sharing their wisdom. What is your dog's poop telling you about their gut health, when should you be concerned, what do vets look for? Find these answers and more!

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We Review the Grumpy Dogs Are Smart Learners Study

Petminded presents a short review of the Grumpy Dogs are Smart Learners study.

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How to Recognize and Manage Your Dog's Pain

We discussed dog pain management with Dr. Tori Countner, the balanced pet vet. Did you know dogs are programmed to hide their pain? That's why recognizing their signs of pain is so important. Dr. Courtner shares her recommendations for a balance of Western and Eastern methods of pain management.

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Petminded's List of Top Dog Scientists

We talk to a lot of amazing scientists and researchers here at Petminded. But, there are some that hold a special place in our hearts because they kicked off our journey of exploring dog cognition! Others stand out in the ideas they research or ways they present findings to their community! This post highlights some of the most influential researchers and contributors to the field.

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Let them Sniff: The Surprising Result of Nosework

Let me sniff! Nosework induces positive judgment bias in pet dogs study from Duranton and Horowitz shows how this specific enrichment activity can lead to increased optimisim for dogs.

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