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Do You Know Your Dog's Emotional IQ?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

I believe that training isn't about dominance and control; it's about parenting and responsibility. Parents direct children, children listen (most of the time) and feel safer when they have a good role model at the helm. Training boils down to teaching our human language as a second language to dogs.

The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to ...

Let Your Child Play: The Answer to ADHD and More, According to Scientists

Karin Badt | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Karin Badt

Some of us may remember a childhood playing out in the woods, building tree forts, or playing curb ball in the street, those long hours until the sun ...

Depressed? Your "SEEKING" System Might Not Be Working: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp

Karin Badt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Jaak Panksepp, the inventor of the term "affective neuroscience", is regarded as a radical in his field, with ground-breaking insights into emotional...

Dogs, Adolescents and Separation Anxiety, Part Two

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 08.04.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Hodgson

The gospel truth? Dogs don't like being left behind. It's as simple as that.

WATCH: Tickled Rat Laughs Out Loud

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

How do you get a rat to laugh? Telling a joke won't work, but scientists say a rat will laugh when tickled--and they're not joking. One of the most...