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Celebrating ten yrs of inspiring people today to have happier animals.

Companion Animal Psychology turns ten and the photo shows a dog eating a cake, next to a bowl of mandarin oranges
Photograph: Nadezhda V. Kulagina/Shutterstock

By Zazie Todd PhD

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Ten yrs in the past these days, I wrote the initial write-up on this weblog.

At the time I did not truly know how it would go, no matter whether any person would be fascinated to study it, or if this was a subject matter I would be intrigued in sufficient to preserve blogging more than time. Little did I know…

Here I am, 10 decades and 709 posts later, however blogging, due to the fact I continue to feel passionately about aiding men and women to use reward-primarily based training techniques and supply extra enrichment for their canines and cats.

Together the way, I’ve penned two guides. Wag: The Science of Building Your Puppy Satisfied was released in 2020, and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy will be revealed in May of this yr. Both are posted by Greystone Publications, and Purr is readily available for pre-get now from all great bookstores. (Please pre-order if you are intrigued in it!).

The Animal E book Club is about to read through its 54th guide.

I have attained a good Distinctive Correspondent in my mate and colleague, Kristi Benson, whose posts regulate to be both of those thoughtful and humorous (her subsequent post is coming soon, by the way).

And now there is also The Pawsitive Submit for these who want a lot more science, additional intel, and standard occasions whether or not they are webinars, journal club, or just a welcoming chat with like-minded folks.

A ginger cat asleep on a blanket by a window with a bowl of daffodils
Daffodils are the flower of a tenth anniversary. (Take note that they are toxic to cats and canines).
Picture: Victoria Kondysenko/Shutterstock

When I replicate on the previous 10 several years, I think the greatest matter I have obtained from producing this site is the community of men and women I have satisfied. I sense incredibly blessed to have appear to know so quite a few of you, whether or not through social media, email, or in human being. It can make me content to know how a lot of individuals are focused to staying kind to animals (and sort to their persons way too). 

So thank you to all of you for your friendship, assist, and encouragement above the many years. I could not have done this with out you!

And thank you to all people who signed up for Looking through Cats and Canines: A Dialogue with Lili Chin, Sassafras Lowrey, and Zazie Todd, to assist me rejoice. I assumed it was a charming function! If you skipped it, you can however observe the recording.

I have a shorter survey for viewers of this site and would be grateful if you would total it, whether you are a typical or occasional reader. You are going to have the alternative to go away your electronic mail tackle and be entered into a attract to win a single of two USD25 Amazon vouchers (or equal at Amazon Canada or British isles).  I will do the attract on April 16th.

And if you’d like to aid Companion Animal Psychology by way of one more calendar year, you can do so by way of a month to month or one-off contribution at Ko-fi.  

Thank you! 

Glimpse out for some extra anniversary posts coming soon.

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