Supervising Pets and Children

At a recent professional meeting, Jennifer Shryock, CPDT and Ellen Mahurin, M.A., ACAAB described Jennifer’s parent education programs for dog owners expecting a new baby (Dogs and Storks™) and those for toddlers and dogs (Dog & Baby Conne...

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What Pet Owners Give Thanks for at Thanksgiving

During this Thanksgiving week, we thought we’d take a humorous look at what we, as a pet owning family, have to be thankful for this year.  We are thankful that: ...

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Cats vs. Dogs: Who’s Better?

This week in Parade Magazine (July 31, 2011) Kalee Thompson wrote an article about which pet was better – cats or dogs.  She interviewed a number of people concerning nine different traits and concluded that while dogs outscored cats five to four, she decla...

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Book Review – Smooch the Pooch

There's a disturbing new book on Amazon.com by Terry Slater and illustrator Arthur Howard that is one more example of how dangerously uninformed the general public is about dog behavior and safe relationships between dogs and kids. The book is called Smooc...

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Are Animals Altruistic?

Animals are often credited with behaving in purposeful ways that result in saving their owners’ lives.  While we would never deny the close attachments people develop with their pets – we are head over heels in love with our Irish setter Coral...

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“Psychic” Cats – or Not?

 Not too long ago an essay appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine about a cat named Oscar that appears to have an unusual ability.  He lives on the advanced dementia unit of a nursing home in Rhode Island, and he seems to know when one of th...

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“Holding” Dogs For Children to Pet

The director of the organization Suzanne volunteers for once each month was telling her that another volunteer – we’ll call her Jane – had recently adopted a dog from a local animal shelter.  The director – “Ann” &...

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What Are Safe Behaviors Between Children and Dogs?

In our membership site, www.BehaviorEducationNetwork.com, (BEN) we’ve recently posted a few videos of interactions between dogs and kids and between dogs, given our analysis of them, and asked for member comments.  These videos have generated a bit ...

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Why Do We Love Our Pets?

Anyone who knows us knows how attached we are to our Irish setter Coral.  Coral is now 6 years old, but still has a very “babyish” face – the technical term being neotenic face. Neoteny means the persistence of infantile or juvenile char...

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Cats Vs. Dogs – Who’s Liked More?

A recent Associated Press poll reveals that more people like dogs than like cats.  In a survey of just under 2000 people, 59% of who were pet owners (mostly of dogs or cats) 74% said they liked dogs “a lot” but only 41% said the same thing about cats.  O...

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