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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.

20 Proven Health Benefits of Having a Dog

Once in a while, you might catch a headline on the news citing the reasons everyone should adopt a pet and some of the...

30 Healthiest Dog Breeds with Long Lifespans

Ask any dog lover and they'll tell you that the only bad part of owning a pet is that they don't live as long...

Do Dogs Like Music?

We all know how dogs react to unfamiliar noise - thunder causes a fearful response, where the sound of a siren brings out a howl....

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...

Dog Facial Expressions and Body Language Explained by Science

A dog’s facial expressions and the body language that goes with it crucial to understand if you want to know how your dog is...

5 Proven Signs a Dog Was Abused

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

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...

Can Dogs Be Introverts or Extroverts?

It is well-known that people can either be introverts or extroverts, according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Even though there are 16 personality types...

Why and How Much Do Dogs Sleep?

Every time you look at your dog, he is sleeping. It doesn’t matter what time of day - morning, noon, or night - your...

Is Your Unsocial Dog Autistic?

Dog behavior is almost as complex as human behavior, although much of it is innate. Their emotions are a mystery to us, but as...

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...

An Evidence-based Guide to Dog Shock Collars

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...

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The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs

The Complete Guide to Different Types of Assistance Dogs

For anyone looking into adopting an assistance animal to help with your day-to-day life, it's crucial to understand the differences between the various types of...
10 Cheap Dog Clothes That Are Actually Stylish

10 Cheap Dog Clothes That Are Actually Stylish

Most recent data shows that approx. 60% of owners buy clothes for their dogs, and dressing up our pets have long become core part...
Self-Warming Dog Bed - What is It and Does Your Dog Need One

Self-Warming Dog Bed: What is It and Does Your Dog Need...

You’ve likely run across the self-warming dog bed while shopping for other items for your pup, particularly among winter dog supplies (even though it's...
Homesteading for Dog Owners

Homesteading for Dog Owners

Since people are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of mass production of meat and dairy, some of them are leaving behind the...
35 Best Dog Raincoats to Keep Your Pet Dry and Warm in Rain

35+ Best Dog Raincoats to Keep Your Pet Dry and Warm...

Humans tend to project their own likes and dislikes onto their dogs. We don't like to be outside when it's raining, so we assume our...
The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

If you have never owned a deaf dog before, you may find the concept daunting. But the truth is that with a few tweaks...

34 Facts About the Booming Pet Industry [Infographic]

The pet industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the Western world today. And not only does it grow quickly, it has...
15 Breeds with Least Health Problems

15 Breeds with Least Health Problems

While there are no guarantees when it comes to the health of any breed, some dogs are simply healthier than others and not as...
How Dog Smuggling Business Works

The Business of Dog Smuggling and How It Works

One of the largest animal welfare issues is the one that most people aren't aware of: puppy trafficking. As the popularity of pets, dogs...
10 Unique Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy During the Day

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy During the Day

If you’ve ever had a dog destroy your couch, bed or half your kitchen out of boredom, then you know how important it is...