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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.

30 Healthiest and Longest Living Dog Breeds

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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