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The Companion Animal Psychology Posts (and Podcasts) of the 12 months 2023

A glance again at the most well-liked articles and podcasts about canine and cats during the last 12 months.

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By Zazie Todd PhD

It is time for the annual record of the most well-liked posts of the 12 months right here at Companion Animal Psychology. And there is a countdown of the most well-liked podcast episodes too.

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

The canine and cat posts of the 12 months

These have been the highest posts of the 12 months on Companion Animal Psychology:

10. You’ll be able to set your pet as much as be buddies along 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 best way to repair it) with Lisa Skavienski. (That is the weblog publish that accompanies episode 8 of The Pawsitive Put up in Dialog). 

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

6. 3 extra explanation 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: Learn how 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 12 months, I wasn’t in a position to write as a lot as traditional at my Psychology As we speak weblog. I will be again there someday within the new 12 months. These have been my high 3 posts at Psych As we speak:

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

2. You need to learn canine trainers’ web sites carefully, examine says.

1. 25 methods to make a cat happier

The podcast episodes of the 12 months

This 12 months was the 12 months that I launched my podcast, The Pawsitive Put up 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 publish the place you may discover each the audio and video, together with a transcript of the highlights, so you could have a alternative of the best way to take pleasure in every episode.

These have been the most well-liked episodes:

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

4. Cat husbandry: Learn how 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. Instructing recall and stopping canine from getting misplaced with Maria Karunungan.


Typically folks 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 are so witty and inspirational and delightful, and for serving to to make each podcast episode circulate 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 folks with whom we have recorded episodes that may air quickly (you may discover out their names quickly sufficient!). And thanks to Sky Sobol for a wonderful piece of science communication about optimism and pessimism. 

Particular because of Dr. Jill Bradshaw, Sarah, Janet, Audrey v, Kerryn Martin, Anne-Marie Reed, Jeff, Penny canine, and everybody who has supported me on Kofi this 12 months.

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

Wishing you and your pets a beautiful 2024!

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