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Well Exercised Dogs Are Smarter

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Dog Intelligence, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Well Exercised Dogs Are Smarter

Well Exercised Dogs Are Smarter

“A strong body makes the mind strong…” ~ Thomas Jefferson   Exercise not only develops a strong cardiovascular system and strengthen bones but is can stimulate brain growth!   Not just in humans, but in our dogs! Anthropologist David A. Raichlen from the University of Arizona led out in research whose findings suggested that exercise helps the brain to grow, and boosts the body’s production of neurotrophins – chemicals that build and maintain brain cells.  He tested dogs, ferrets and humans in the research. In another study comparing brains of two groups of mice,...

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Indoor Winter Games for Dogs

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Dog Intelligence, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Indoor Winter Games for Dogs

Indoor Winter Games for Dogs

With winter in full swing and most of the nation getting snow if not rain, our dogs are spending much more time indoors just as we are. However,  please don’t let the wet and cold weather hamper your dog’s fun. Dogs who don’t engage in a lot of play suffer from behavioral issues such as […]

With winter in full swing and most of the nation getting snow if not rain, our dogs are spending much more time indoors just as we are. However,  please don’t let the wet and cold weather hamper your dog’s fun. Dogs who don’t engage in a lot of play suffer from behavioral issues such as anxiety and aggression.  Let’s not allow this to happen with our dogs just because we can’t take them for a walk or have regular play time outside in the Winter. Have you read about the 2014 studies that found a correlation between interactive play and a dogs well-being? I have found...

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Brain Games For Dogs That Increase Intelligence and More

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Dog News The Latest Poop, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on Brain Games For Dogs That Increase Intelligence and More

Brain Games For Dogs That Increase Intelligence and More

Brain Games and Complex Environments Increase Intelligence in Dogs Proven fact: The brains of animals that have lived in a changing or varied and more complex environment actually become larger than dogs who don’t. New connections develop between existing neurons in the cortex as a result of varied experiences. Recent evidence demonstrates that it is even […]

Brain Games and Complex Environments Increase Intelligence in Dogs Proven fact: The brains of animals that have lived in a changing or varied and more complex environment actually become larger than dogs who don’t. New connections develop between existing neurons in the cortex as a result of varied experiences. Recent evidence demonstrates that it is even possible to grow new neural cells in important areas of the brain that are associated with learning, memory and the organization of behavior. We can actually change the physiology of our dog’s brain. By providing certain...

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The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Dog Aromatherapy, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | Comments Off on The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

The Dog’s Nose And Emotions

What Does a Dog’s Nose Have To Do With Their Emotions? A dog’s nose dominates his brain; In fact the part of the brain dedicated to scent is forty times greater in a dog than in a human. As you have read in my series the Dog’s Nose Knows, the dog’s brain is literally built […]

What Does a Dog’s Nose Have To Do With Their Emotions? A dog’s nose dominates his brain; In fact the part of the brain dedicated to scent is forty times greater in a dog than in a human. As you have read in my series the Dog’s Nose Knows, the dog’s brain is literally built by and around the information it recieves from scents. The sense of scent or smell is very closely linked to emotions.  What this means is that the dog’s emotional experience may be even greater than we have ever imagined. Have you ever smelled something that evoked a memory for you? Have you ever...

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Online Radio Show – How Our Emotions Affect Our Animal’s Health

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Animal Naturopathy, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick? | Comments Off on Online Radio Show – How Our Emotions Affect Our Animal’s Health

Online Radio Show – How Our Emotions Affect Our Animal’s Health

On today’s Animal Talk Naturally online radio show, Dr. Kim and I will be talking about how our emotions affect our companion animal’s health. Join us live at 11:30 AM Pacific/2:30 Eastern time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/animaltalknaturally   OR if you can’t join us for the live show, the shows are recorded and archived on our channel at […]

On today’s Animal Talk Naturally online radio show, Dr. Kim and I will be talking about how our emotions affect our companion animal’s health. Join us live at 11:30 AM Pacific/2:30 Eastern time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/animaltalknaturally   OR if you can’t join us for the live show, the shows are recorded and archived on our channel at Blog Talk Radio.   Follow ShareSubscribe: Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens...

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Dogs Can Recognize Our Emotions

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Dog News The Latest Poop, Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick? | Comments Off on Dogs Can Recognize Our Emotions

Dogs Can Recognize Our Emotions

Study shows dogs can recognize human emotions Dogs can recognize emotions in humans by combining information from different senses – an ability that has never previously been observed outside of humans! Read the entire article HERE   University of Lincoln. (2016, January 12). A man’s best friend: Study shows dogs can recognize human emotions. ScienceDaily. […]

Study shows dogs can recognize human emotions Dogs can recognize emotions in humans by combining information from different senses – an ability that has never previously been observed outside of humans! Read the entire article HERE   University of Lincoln. (2016, January 12). A man’s best friend: Study shows dogs can recognize human emotions. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 21, 2016 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160112214507.htm Follow ShareSubscribe: Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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