New on The Thinking Dog Blog …

  • That Soulful (and Loving) Gaze - Oxytocin is a hormone that plays a role in social bonding, as implied by some of its nicknames: the love hormone, cuddle chemical, or bliss hormone. It’s also something that dogs and humans share. Studies published in 2009 found that, when dogs gazed at their owners — you know, that adoring gaze that says, “feed … Continue reading That Soulful (and Loving) Gaze

Analyzing a problemThe Thinking Dog Blog has a new focus: Educating thinking dogs.

Look for a new post every Monday, and click the button on the right to get an email notification whenever new content is posted.

In Thinking Dog Blog posts, you will find advice on teaching your dog to be the best he or she can be and discussions of what it means to raise a thinking dog. Most blog posts will describe cognitive approaches to dog training, or, as I prefer to call it, teaching. Some will provide examples, mostly from the lives of Thinking Dogs Jana, Alberta, and Cali. Some stories will be by guest bloggers or feature other dogs.

A note about ads: This site is hosted on WordPress, which sometimes places ads on blog pages. The Thinking Dog Blog is completely independent and does not post sponsored content or receive any money from the ads that might appear here. All opinions expressed are mine or those of my thinking dogs: Jana, Cali, and Alberta.

Meet our Thinking Dogs on the Bios page.

In the Barkshelf, you will find short reviews of dog-related books.

If you have a question, check the Ask the Thinking Dog page to see if your question has already been answered.

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Check out older posts on Creative Loafing or using the archive button to your right.


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