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Puppy or Rescue Dog Socialization During COVID-19

Posted By ACVB, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

During the unprecedented quarantine and relative isolation of the coronavirus pandemic, dog and cat adoptions and applications for foster homes are surging. In many ways it seems to be the ideal time to welcome a new family member, since most of us are compelled to #stayhome. An article in Psychology Today discusses how you can still help your new puppy or dog to navigate the world during COVID-19.

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The Scoop on Dog Food and Behavior

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dog food diet recommendations can be overwhelming. It helps to look at research-based evidence. An article in Psychology Today offers some thoughts on the mythology of dog diets and behavior.

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"Positive" Dog Training Is Not Always What It Seems

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

With so much contradictory information from dog professionals, how can you find a good fit? Beware misleading words and trust your instincts. An article in Psychology Today discusses why falsely-advertised "positive reinforcement" training can do harm.

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Are Two Really Better Than One?

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

There are many reasons why people add another dog to their household. Is getting a second dog really the right thing to do? An article in Psychology Today encourages dog owners to pause to consider: Is it actually a good idea to get a second dog?

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Dogs and Humans Have Similar Social and Emotional Brains

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Humans and dogs share similar social behavior and emotions, but are likely to misunderstand each other because they speak different languages. According to an article in Psychology Today, it's up to us to bridge that gap.

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Is Your Dog Perfect? No?

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This blog post in Psychology Today talks about how having unrealistic expectations of our dogs can be problematic.

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