Dogs

31.8.2022

Would You Stick Needles in Your Dog?

Research studies show that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for many dog ailments. What should you know to decide whether it is right for your dog?

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27.6.2022

Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer Heat

Tips for keeping your dog cool and comfortable in the hot summer months. Plus, how to gently but effectively advocate for other dogs.

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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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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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10.12.2021

What You can Learn from Your Dog's Body Language

Since our dogs can't talk to us, we need to rely on the other ways they communicate. Body language is an important communication tool but it requires paying attention and understanding the meaning behind those actions.

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7.12.2021

How Old is Your Dog Really?

It is a common belief that one human year is equal seven dog years. But this is not always true! Aging is a natural process and age is just a number. Your dog's actually age is influenced by many factors such as genetics, size, breed, lifestyle, and quality of care. So, how old is your dog really?

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7.12.2021

What's it Like to Be a Dog?

To best understand and build a relationship with our dog friends, it is helpful to understand what life is like from their perspective.

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2.12.2021

Leash Reactivity

What is Leash Reactivity and How to Manage it?

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4.11.2021

Strategies for Helping Our Dogs Cope with Anxiety

Pet owners with dogs who struggle with anxiety can learn who to recognize anxiety provoking situations and create a plan for coping.

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2.11.2021

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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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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11.10.2021

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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23.9.2021

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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21.9.2021

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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15.9.2021

What Types of Enrichment Activities Can I do with My Dog?

At Petminded, we like to describe enrichment as the different ways your dog can engage and disengage with their surroundings. This includes physical, sensory, mental, and social enrichment.

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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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10.9.2021

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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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

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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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

What We Learned About Canine Play from Sophie Barton

Our canine play event with Sophie Barton was full of information about dog play. Here’s a rundown of the event in case you missed it.

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27.8.2021

What is Separation Anxiety?

Calm Canine Academy’s Karishma Warr talks with Petminded about Separation Anxiety. Learn what it is, common myths, what not to do, and how to help your dog with separation anxiety.

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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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11.9.2020

Does Your Dog Recognize You on Zoom?

Filing this away to Stuff Science Tells Us About Our Dogs

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10.3.2020

How Your Dog Feels About Your Smartphone

Dogs are experiencing depression from being ignored by their smartphone-consumed humans.

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