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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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10 Best Homemade Vegan Dog Food Recipes

10 Best Homemade Vegan Dog Food Recipes

Feeding your dog a high-quality vegan dog food can be hard since there aren’t many commercial vegan foods available for you to choose. Making homemade...
The Dos and Don’ts of Running with Dogs

The Dos and Don’ts of Running with Dogs

When it comes to the right and wrong things to do when preparing to start actively running with your pooch on a regular basis,...
6 Signs of Back Problems in Dogs and What You Can Do About It

6 Signs of Back Problems in Dogs and What You Can...

Dogs may not sit in front of the computer for hours the way some of us do, but that doesn’t make them immune to...

Keto Diet for Dogs: Good or Bad?

In a recent survey, a large percentage of American dog owners reported that they tend to feed their pets a similar diet as they...
7 Cool Facts About Dogs You Didn’t Know

7 Facts About Dogs You Didn’t Know

We all know some interesting facts about our furry pals - they have wet noses, are severely allergic to chocolate, and communicate mostly through...
Dog Seizures - Understanding the Different Types and What to Do

Seizures and Your Dog: Understanding the Different Types of Canine Seizures

Just like humans, dogs experience seizures. These seizures can be the result of numerous root causes and are categorized based on various characteristics. Most...
Raincoats for Dogs - What to Consider When Shopping

Raincoats for Dogs: What to Consider When Shopping

While a few dog breeds are completely fine with being in cold and rainy weather, a large majority of breeds are not. Many dogs...
Tips on Using Over the Counter Dog Anxiety Medication

Tips on Using Over the Counter Dog Anxiety Medication

Dealing with an anxious dog is normal for almost every pet owner. Whether it's separation anxiety, noise phobia from thunderstorm or fireworks, car travel...
15 Best Audiobooks for Dogs

15 Best Audiobooks for Dogs With Anxiety

Over the last few years, audiobooks have become immensely popular as more people choose to listen instead of read their novel or non-fiction. Did...
A Dog Haircut Your Pooch Deserves

A Dog Haircut Your Pooch Deserves

Among the many accessories and expenditures our pets require, some parts of grooming a dog may sometimes fall to the wayside. Yet, while not...