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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.

What Do Dogs Think About?

The question on many dog owner’s minds is not, “does my dog think,” but rather, “what do dogs think about?” Researchers know that canines...

20 Most Hard to Train Dogs (Based on Studies)

While all dogs are susceptible to training, it has been proven that breed matters in how easy or difficult it will be to train...

Dog Domestication History (In Years)

How dogs came to be domesticated from their grey wolf ancestors is a long and complex history. And depending on which resources and scientific...

Science-based Dog Training: How Research Influenced Our Approach to Training Dogs

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

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...

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Capturing the perfect photograph of your unsettling dog can be next to impossible with the tail wagging, constant movement, and continuous distractions. I've been...
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8 Coolest Dog Tricks That You Haven’t Tried

Have you gone through all the basic dog training and feeling a little adventurous? Want to teach a dog some some fun, advanced and...
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Dog care can get costly. Veterinary bills, buying pet supplies like dog beds, toys, bowls, pet food and more will quickly add up to...
Probiotics and Prebiotics for Dogs - A Science-Based Guide

Probiotics and Prebiotics for Dogs: A Science-Based Guide

Probiotics and prebiotics can be a great addition to your dog’s daily routine; they help to maintain gut health and they have relatively few...
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Caring for a dog can get expensive, but if you know where to shop for cheap dog supplies, you can often find incredible savings....
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Dog Diabetes Diet: Vet’s Guide on What to Feed a Diabetic...

Diagnosis of diabetes in dogs is more common today than ever before (1). It's been estimated that about 1 in 100 dogs will develop...
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Rescue Dog Care: Your First 30 Days

Before you bring your new rescue dog home, you need to be prepared for both yours and your new pet's needs. Rescuing a dog...
4 Facts About Coronavirus All Dog Owners Must Know

4 Facts About Coronavirus All Dog Owners Must Know

Coronavirus, or Covid-19, is spreading across the world rapidly, causing lockdowns in most countries and forcing governments to take preventive measures meant to “flatten...
How to Use Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Problems (Based on Studies)

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Coconut oil has become a health trend among humans in the past decade. Now, it's getting into the pet industry as well, thanks to...
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What to Feed a Dog With an Upset Stomach

Stomach upset in dogs is common, and most pet owners will have to deal with this at some point. Dietary changes will be key...