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Kristina Jovellar, MSc

Kristina Jovellar, MSc
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Kristina has graduated with a Master's degree in Psychology over five years ago, and since been researching and writing about animal sciences and dog training. Her main goal is to present the most truthful science-based information to as many pet owners out there as possible.

Science Based Dog Training: How Research Influenced Our Approach to Training...

Since the late Mesolithic period when humans first began to domesticate wolves, canines have been an integral part of our lives. We are linked...

Tick Repellent for Dogs: Natural vs Chemical and Everything Else You...

Ticks suck! Literally. Sadly, your dog is defenseless against these parasites, leaving you as their only protection from ticks and the various tick-borne diseases. This...

4 Scientifically Proven Physical and Social Benefits of Owning a Dog

People have lived in the company of animals since the beginning of mankind, but it is only in the last decade that we have...

3 Dog Food Diets to Prevent Diseases (Based on Science)

Feeding a dog may seem simple: head over to the pet store, buy some kibble and pour it into a food dish beside a...

4 Factors That Cause Anxiety in Dogs (According to Research)

Most dog owners understand the importance of a nutritious diet and daily walks for a dog’s general welfare, but how many dog owners know...

5 Psychological and Behavioral Signs of Dog Abuse

Despite the fact that animal abuse is a major problem worldwide, little is known about how to determine whether a dog has been a...

Science on Therapy Dogs for Depression: Fact or Fiction?

For years, therapy dogs have been employed as assistants to physically disabled individuals. More recently, the use of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been expanded...

How the Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of...

Analysis of canine genetics has led to several revelations about canine history, breed development and even human pathology. Determining the domestication of dogs can be...

The Science Behind Aggression in Dogs

One of the most frequent behavioral reasons owners takes their dogs to the veterinarian or even back to the shelter is aggression. Considering the damage to...

The Science-based Guide to Dog Shock Collars: What You Must Know

In the dog loving community, dog shock collars are controversial. Some owners are completely against using them, others believe there's a time and place...

Mobic for Dogs 101 (Meloxicam/Metacam): Can I Give My Dog Mobic?

Pet owners wanting to relieve their dogs' pain due to joint inflammation, arthritis or muscle stiffness may want to look into using Mobic for dogs...

10 Psychological Dog Training Tricks

Dog training is one of the most demanding and difficult aspects of welcoming any new canine to the family. Sometimes, it seems that sit and stay are...

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