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I am a stickler for short doggie nails.  Apparently I am such of one that an acquaintance once told me right before she left her house to come visit she realized her dog’s nails were very long and she decided she would rather be late to my house than show up with the dog’s nails as is.  807 more words


We're getting old, or are we just overloaded with mental associations?

(Originally posted in Karen’s Quora Blog, July 19, 2016)

The other day I got up to throw out a wrapper. The next moment I found myself in the bathroom in front of the toilet, holding the lid open, about to throw the wrapper inside and I stopped myself. 454 more words



In psychology, the doctrine that all human actions could, if full knowledge were available, be analyzed into stimulus and response. Stimulus is something that stimulates, meaning thereby, that excites, rouses, or quickens thought or feeling. 751 more words

Clinical Psychology

Embrace the Rituals and Superstitions

The mental aspect to this sport is just as important, if not more important than the physical work you’ve been putting in. If you’re a superstitious or ritualistic person, you should embrace it and make sure it continues. 357 more words

Blog Post

Why Your Dog Doesn't Know Sit

When I was a young girl, my grandmother would send gifts of books from Czechoslovakia.  The books were filled with stunning moving pop-up illustrations.  I learned a lot from those books.  869 more words

Awesome Dogs

Living with a dog in pain

Guest blog from Lindsay Docherty. Lindsay first came to me as a client a few years ago with Millie. Since then she has been studying both with the IMDT, and with Clare Russell and myself. 1,101 more words

Dog Behaviour

We Are Conditioned To Using Technology

What is the first thing that comes to your mind after looking at the photograph displayed above? Some may say addiction others might simply state silliness but very few would say conditioned as in classical conditioning. 429 more words