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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.

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...

Dog Sounds: What Is Your Dog Telling You?

Dogs talk! They might not ask you how your day was, but they do indeed have their own set of vocalizations they communicate through....

Do Dogs Have A Sense of Time?

Have you ever wondered if your dog knows how long you’ve been gone? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your dog misses you more when...

10 Ways Dogs Communicate Their Sense of Humor According to Science

The personal experiences of at least 50 million dog devotees combined with the high science of a handful of rat-, ape- and dog-tickling animal...

Science Based Dog Training: How Research Influenced Our Approach to Training...

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

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...

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...

3 Dog Food Diets to Prevent Diseases (Based on Science)

Feeding a dog may seem simple: head over to the pet store, buy some kibble and pour it into a food dish beside a...

4 Factors That Cause Anxiety in Dogs (According to Research)

Most dog owners understand the importance of a nutritious diet and daily walks for a dog’s general welfare, but how many dog owners know...

5 Psychological and Behavioral Signs of Dog Abuse

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

Science on Therapy Dogs for Depression: Fact or Fiction?

For years, therapy dogs have been employed as assistants to physically disabled individuals. More recently, the use of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been expanded...

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