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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Best in Show, Best for the Dogs?

The Westminster Dog Show. The most significant event in... who's life exactly?

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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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Dominance Theory and Dogs: How it Came About & Why it Persists

Dominance Theory is a concept that has been debunked many times, but continues to persist in the minds of dog owners and caregivers

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