Behavior

1.6.2022

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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24.5.2022

6 Takeaways for Post-Pandemic Reactivity in Dogs- A Guest Post by Stephanie Gonzaga

Petminded Community Member, Stephanie Gonzaga, shares her top takeaways from our recent talk about dog reactivity.

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31.3.2022

Street Petiquette Tips: A Guest Post by Community Member Carolyn Goldhush

Petminded Member Carolyn shares the petiquette of navigating city streets to help keep your dog—and you—safe and stress-free, and make for a happy, healthy, positive time together. ‍

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14.2.2022

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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10.2.2022

Unleashing the Genius of Every Dog - The Story of Chaser who Learned 1000 Words w

Petminded had the honor of hosting author Pilley Bianchi to chat about her book Unleashing the Genius of Every Dog - The Story of Chaser who Learned 1000 Words and her thoughts on building relationships with our dogs.

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2.12.2021

Leash Reactivity

What is Leash Reactivity and How to Manage it?

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15.10.2021

Service, Support, and Companion Pets: Why Are Dogs So Good at These Roles and What Are the Differences?

Why do dogs make such good service and support animals? And what do these roles look like?

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15.10.2021

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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13.9.2021

The Best Dog Owner Tips from 9 Experts

Petminded recently attended the Animal Behavior Society Conference Public Day and have gathered up all the best tips and ideas to help you improve your relationship with your dog.

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9.9.2021

Environmental Enrichment: The History & Impact for Your Dog

Studies in the 1960s of animal behavior in zoos has lead to better understanding of how animals environments impact their well-being. Learn more about this history and what it means for your home and yor dog.

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7.9.2021

Trigger Stacking Explained

Petminded explains what trigger stacking is, common causes, and how to avoid it with your dogs.

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7.9.2021

Summary of Dog Cognitive Development: Across the First 2 Years of Life

Dog Cognitive Development: a Longitudinal Study across the First 2 Years of Life from Emily Bray offers some clues on what we can expect when our puppies enter their toddler phase of life.

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31.8.2021

5 Science Based Games to Socialize Your Puppy

Socializing a puppy with both animals and humans is important for their future behavior and wellbeing

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27.8.2021

What is Ethical Dog Training?

Petminded discussed ethical dog training with scientist Dr. Valli-Laurente Fraser-Cellin and trainer Don Hutton. Here's our recap including tips on finding positive reinforcement dog trainers.

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16.5.2021

Living with and Loving a Senior Dog

A recap of our webinar with Dr. Emma K. Grigg, PhD

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21.3.2021

Playing for attention: How dogs respond to the attention we give them

Did you know your attention can influence how your dog interacts with other dogs?

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10.2.2021

Multi-Dog Family? Learn how your attention influences their play

Our dogs enjoy our attention even when they are playing with other dogs

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16.12.2020

Can Young Dogs Suffer From Cognitive Dysfunction?

Puppies and Young Dogs can suffer from Cognitive Issues due to seizures. Here are some watchouts

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16.12.2020

Does a dog's personality change over the course of their life?

The good, the bad and ugly reasons for changes to your dog's personality

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