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Photo: otsphoto / ShutterstickCompanion Animal Psychology Blog is taking a summer break. Meanwhile, on twitterand facebookwe continue to share links to the best writing about companion animals and their people. Why not join us?If you’re looking for some summer reading (and listening and viewing), these are some of our favourites:We’re delighted that some CAPB stories now appear in Pacific Standard, including Dog Training, Animal Welfare and the Human-Canine
Photo: Lakatos Sandor / ShutterstockWhat are the effects of an owner’s prior dog experience and the dog’s housing on behaviour problems? A survey of people with Argentine Dogos investigates.Some previous research has suggested people who are first-time dog owners are more likely to have a dog with behaviour problems, perhaps because they don’t have enough experience. Also, sometimes people say breed experience is helpful. The aim of this study was to investigate this by
Is a one-off puppy party a suitable alternative to a six-week puppy class? Research says you can’t skip the socialization if you want a well-rounded adult dog.Photo: Zuzule / ShutterstockA study by Ai Kutsumi et al (2013) of the Azabu University Graduate School of Veterinary Science compares four groups of dogs: those who attended a six-week puppy class, those who went to a one-hour puppy party, those who attended a six-week adult dog training class, and those who didn’t
KUTSUMI, A., NAGASAWA, M., OHTA, M. & OHTANI, N. (2013). Importance of Puppy Training for Future Behavior of the Dog, Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 75 (2) 141-149. DOI: 10.1292/jvms.12-0008