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The Companion Animal Psychology Posts (and Podcasts) of the Yr 2023

The Companion Animal Psychology Posts (and Podcasts) of the Yr 2023


A glance again at the preferred articles and podcasts about canine and cats during the last yr.

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By Zazie Todd PhD

It is time for the annual record of the preferred posts of the yr right here at Companion Animal Psychology. And there is a countdown of the preferred podcast episodes too.

You will discover loads of knowledge about canine and cats in these posts and episodes. My visitor authors and interviewees are enjoyable and provoking in equal measure. So with out additional ado…

The canine and cat posts of the yr

These have been the highest posts of the yr on Companion Animal Psychology:

10. You possibly can set your pet as much as be associates together with your cat–if you get the intro proper.

9. What are reward-based coaching strategies for canine (and cats)?

8. Understanding resource-guarding in canine (and the right way to repair it) with Lisa Skavienski. (That is the weblog put up that accompanies episode 8 of The Pawsitive Publish in Dialog). 

7. What are cat pheromones and what do they do?

6. 3 extra the reason why it is higher to make use of (solely) reward-based strategies to coach canine.

5. Is your canine’s meals bowl half full or half empty? by Sky Sobol

4. Are you able to think about? These barking and snarling canine are upset, not misbehaving by Kristi Benson Particular Correspondent.

3. Pleasant felines: The best way to inform in case your cats get alongside

2. Saying goodbye to a beloved canine: A life effectively lived? by Kristi Benson Particular Correspondent.

1. The feline grimace scale helps you understand in case your cat is in ache

This yr, I wasn’t in a position to write as a lot as ordinary at my Psychology Immediately weblog. I will be again there someday within the new yr. These have been my prime 3 posts at Psych Immediately:

3. Ought to we deal with massive and small canine the identical manner?

2. It’s important to learn canine trainers’ web sites carefully, examine says.

1. 25 methods to make a cat happier

The podcast episodes of the yr

This yr was the yr that I launched my podcast, The Pawsitive Publish in Dialog, with my co-host (and Particular Correspondent) Kristi Benson, and we have had 15 episodes thus far. 

This record relies on the variety of audio downloads of the podcast. The hyperlink is to the corresponding weblog put up the place you will discover each the audio and video, together with a transcript of the highlights, so you might have a selection of the right way to get pleasure from every episode.

These have been the preferred episodes:

5. Understanding resource-guarding in canine (and the right way to repair it) with Lisa Skavienski

4. Cat husbandry: The best way to groom your cat, trim nails, get scratching posts, and provides meds.

3. Enrichment for cats and writing about canine and cats with Sassafras Lowrey.

2. Victoria Schade, Unleashed Vacation, and pleasant romcoms with canine.

1. Educating recall and stopping canine from getting misplaced with Maria Karunungan.


Typically individuals write to me as if Companion Animal Psychology is a staff of individuals with workers. It is nonetheless simply me. However there lots of people who assist to maintain it going and it appears like there is a great neighborhood round CAP.

I am particularly grateful to Kristi Benson for being such a enjoyable and fabulous individual, for writing items which might be so witty and inspirational and delightful, and for serving to to make each podcast episode stream so effectively.

Thanks to all of our interviewees on the podcast: Jane Wolff, Lisa Skavienski, Victoria Schade, Sassafras Lowrey, Maria Karunungan, Jean Donaldson (whose identify comes up in a number of episodes!), Erica Beckwith, and the individuals with whom we have recorded episodes that may air quickly (you will discover out their names quickly sufficient!). And thanks to Sky Sobol for a superb piece of science communication about optimism and pessimism. 

Particular due to Dr. Jill Bradshaw, Sarah, Janet, Audrey v, Kerryn Martin, Anne-Marie Reed, Jeff, Penny canine, and everybody who has supported me on Kofi this yr.

Above all, thanks to you for studying and sharing my posts.

Wishing you and your pets a beautiful 2024!



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