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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.

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...

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...

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Bumps on a Dog’s Back: 7 Things It Could Be and...

You’re carelessly petting your dog and suddenly you notice a lump on their back. Your heart starts racing and you question yourself whether the...
Dog Domestication History (In Years)

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...
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What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood?

If you notice that your dog is coughing, this is generally not a cause for alarm. However, if you see that the dog coughs...
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Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

When your dog is having trouble pooping, there can be a plethora of reasons why they are having problems. It's important to understand the...
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Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Owners

Every year in the United States there are 4.5 million cases of dog bites. Dog bites make up 90% of all animal bites that...
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12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should...

Neem oil, which is extracted from the neem tree, is highly regarded, often recommended, and widely used in homeopathic and natural medicine communities. Neem...